Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chocolate always makes things better

An eastern trip took uscto Hershey, PA around 1990.  Despite the chocolate Chris doesn't look very happy.

A little longer drive on Wednesday.  We left Willington, CT at 8 a.m. and arrived in Hershey, PA at 3:30.  We had a little rain, but not enough to see if Thor fixed our basement. I can't remember asking for rain for a drive before, but I hope we get some soon.  It seemed like a good share of the day was spent driving out and around New York City.  We had no desire to go anywhere near there.  The scenery was was especially beautiful today as the trees are bringing in autumn.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fall colors

Yom Kipper is a holiday in Cambridge schools so we finished off our visit with our son and his family with a 3 day weekend.  After 2 weeks in Cambridge we are headed back to our RV in CT, following a stop at a grocery store to stock-up.  Later this afternoon we will pick-up a very tired and, hopefully, clean dog.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Finally... The end of the beginning of our RV journey, Part I

This is the final part of the beginning of our RV journey.  We are now caught up!  We really enjoyed New Orleans last Feb.  What a neat, historic, and fun city.  We took one day, shortly after we arrived in Louisianna, and toured the French Quarter.  It is known for it's  nightlife, and colorful buildings with cast-iron balconies (decorated for Mardis Gras while we were there).  We took a walk down Bourbon street which is filled with jazz clubs, Cajun eateries  and bars.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

When the cat's away...


Fresh apple cider doughnuts from Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, MA

One of the things I enjoy about Boston is walking everywhere, whether it's to a park or area stores.  Because walking, biking, and even unicycleing is the norm, stores and parks are always nearby.  There is usually a "square" that is within walking distance, too.   Porter and Harvard squares are both around a 20 minute walk from our son's house.  Each has a variety of stores from restaurants, book stores, groceries, hardware, toy stores, pharmacies, clothing, etc.  In other words, about anything you could want in one direction or the other.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Grandkids reach for our hands and grab our hearts--unknown

The joy of grandkids is hard to explain!  Mom and Dad are gone this weekend so we are having a little fun.  Virtual school started this past Weds.  They both seem to have enjoyed it.  We made another trip to Lowell School Park, spent Friday at the beach, and visited Davis Farmland in Sterling, MA this afternoon before Mom and Dad left for their weekend.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Boston, we have arrived!

Only Pat's finger made it in the picture!

Shoreforest Campground in Hop Bottom, PA was a busy place over Labor Day weekend.  We stayed in our campsite to social distance.  On Labor Day we traveled to Moose Meadows Campground near Willington, CT.  We were only 1 1/2 hours from the Boston area. The first campground with recycling, and it was mandatory.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Journey Continues, Part H, New Orleans area

We were excited to experience MardisGras while we were near New Orleans.  We did go to New Orleans and experienced a small parade one day (just happened to be going by) but we didn't make it to any of the major ones.  I could not believe how many parades there were all month long, both in New Orleans and neighboring parishes.  

Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Journey Continues, Part G

The last day in Jan. we left Galveston, TX for Reunion Lake RV park in Ponchatoula, LA, which is about an hour North of New Orleans.  It was a great park.  Lots of retirees, many who return yearly.  Many come for several months  but we were there only for Feb.  I got out my machine and enjoyed some sewing.  We visited Sonic just outside our park almost daily for half price drinks, had fun at the socials, and met some nice people.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Lunch: courtesy of a Pennsylvania rest area

My brothers Mark and John, my Mom, and myself on an eastern camping trip in 1961. Once a whiner, always a whiner.  My Mom said, "my feet hurt."

Memories, from both when I was young and with our own kids, were stopping on camping trips to eat our breakfast and/or lunch at a rest area.  Everyone was tired of driving/sitting and happy to be out of the car.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Pennsylvania, a new state to add to our map

Mountains of western Pennsylvania.  Too early for the fall colors we saw last year, but the trees were still beautiful.

Thanks to Tim at Thor, as he took our RV in first thing Mon. morning.  We had 2 issues to address before we continued our trip east.  We were so appreciative that he had us on the road by 10:30.  We decided to go for a long day, over 400 miles, and make up for lost time.  We arrived at Woodland Campground in Woodland, PA at 6 p.m.  Krikkit got to try out her new braces today (picture at the end).