The Lindelof family and Boy Scout Troop 1367 from Woodbridge, Virginia, were weekend volunteers for the Antietam Battlefield Memorial Illuminations Display near Sharpsburg, MD. Luminaries for each of 23,000 soldiers killed, wounded, or missing at Antietam during the one day battle of the Civil War are placed in the fields and the public drives through and remembers. This was the 20th anniversary of the Memorial Illumination.
The boys and their scout master and another dad slept in tents. The low temperatures qualified them for Polar Bear patches. Because of medical issues, we (mom and dad of two scouts) needed to sleep in warmer conditions. We decided this was a great weekend. The warmth was also a comfort to the boys during the day at intervals. Although clear and dry, it was very cold. Nighttime temperatures were in the 20s. Daytime temps were around 35. Sunday morning we woke to a light dusting of snow on the ground and a bitter cold wind.
The family includes 2 chocolate Labrador retrievers who also enjoyed the weekend very much. They loved the attention of the boys and went on many walks. They were cold, too, sometimes. One of them was afraid of the vibration from the generator, but was comforted by a lap snuggle. We were pleased with their excellent behavior.
We were so glad we rented the Cruise America RV, it was a wonderful comfort for the weekend. Thank you for the excellent service and ease of rental. We will definitely be future renters.