Today is Friday May 26th. Since Sunday we have travelled through Rhode Island #11, Connecticut #12, New York #6, New Jersey #13, Pennsylvania #14, Delaware #15 , Maryland #16, West Virginia #17,and Virginia #18…Sounds crazy, but remember some of these are just very small states.
Tuesday we stopped at Orange County Choppers in Newburgh NY, had a tour of the factory, met Jason Pohl , one of the few remaining originals from the show. Nice bloke. Got to sit on a couple of bikes and brought the obligatory t-shirt .
From here we headed to Bethlehem PA for the night , stopping at a casino (free overnight parking). It was here we discovered the old steel works that had been shut down in 1995. Instead of demolishing the works , they had preserved them and it is weird and wonderful all at the same time. Here are a couple of pics , but I will write a separate blog with more pics later. We were just in awe !!
Wednesday we travelled through Delaware , Maryland , West Virginia and Virginia. Stopping at Harpers Ferry. Thursday we visited Harpers Ferry National Historic Park #5.
Now today is Friday and we have discovered a slight problem. We or I should say “I” forgot it is Memorial weekend and could not figure out why all the campgrounds were full. Keep an eye on the dates Sam !!!!! DUH !!! Anyway we are currently camped south of Shenandoah National Park #6 which we plan on exploring this weekend along with a spot of boondocking !!
Catch you later. Happy Memorial Weekend. Xxxx
After breakfast and a walk along the old railway, we headed out on Piglet up Route 6 to Provincetown. First stop was a trip to Race Point Lighthouse. It was open house today that only happens once a year , so we got lucky ! And if you are interested you can rent it to stay in. That’s after a 2.5 mile 4×4 drive though the sand dunes. The lighthouse is the official logo for Cape Cod Chips. Who knew. I personally prefer Walkers !!
From there we headed into Provincetown center and harbor. This was the first stopping place of the pilgrims before heading to Plymouth in search hof fresh water. Loved this town , very pretty and really refreshing to see, openly gay friendly . We climbed the Pilgrim Monument, built in 1907 to 1910 to commemorate the first landing of the Mayflower on November 21 1620. It is the tallest all granite structure in the USA. Got my 10,000 steps in no prob !!
Amazing views from the top
Next stop Rhode Island , Salute xxx
Yesterday, Friday 19th, we left Acadia National Park and travelled though Maine and New Hampshire . Stopping for the night in Hampton NH at a very auspicious Sam’s Club ! We are nothing if not discriminating campers.. and more lobster for dinner.
From there we travelled to Plymouth today . Drove though Boston and i am very glad Chris was driving. Scared the bejeezus out of me !!!
Parked the RV and rode the Park and Ride into Plymouth town. Good move ! Plymouth is a very pretty town, famous for some reason !! Only jk. Saw Plymouth Rock but unfortunately the Mayflower was not in harbor. Massachusetts #10.
Then headed up to Cape Cod where we are now camped for the next 2 days . Off out to explore tomorrow on Piglet..
So Ontario was state #5, on Saturday May 13th we travelled back into USA and through New York State #6, it poured with rain all day so continued into the Adirondack mountains and stayed on the New York/ Vermont border. Sunday may 14th drove though Vermont #7, very pretty state, lots of old Americana and of course Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour, which had to be done ! It was Mothers day !!! From there it was a short hop to Cold Hollow Cider Mill ( Harvest Hosts) for the night. Very good cider !!! Still rained all day and night ..
Left early Monday morning, stopping in Cabot to buy cheese, the closet thing to English cheddar . Entered New Hampshire #8, drove through Mexico, Peru and Manchester. So far in such a short time ;-0 . Once again raining most of the time, finally entered Maine #9. Stayed at an amazing Harvest Host, Misty Acres Alpaca Farm. Really nice owners and super cute alpaca !!! And bald eagles nesting as well.
Woke up this morning to sunshine !! Yeah and 70F temps, finally. Drove for couple of hours and are now near Acadia National Park in a campground. Wifi in these places sucks…going to have to come up with something else. Tomorrow heading into the park for some hiking and hopefully picking up lobster on the way home !
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Lots of love #48beforeitstoolate xxx
So we arrived in Canada #5 yesterday, Thursday May 11th. Stayed the night at a very nice vineyard in Lincoln Ontario through Harvest hosts. Then today moved onto Niagara Falls. Checked into a KOA site where apparently we got the last remaining site…ummm looked a bit empty to us, but what do we know.
Set up camp , had lunch , sorted Cole ( who is doing very well btw). Then hopped on Piglet and headed off for the Falls. ( Piglet is our vespa).
WOW.. The falls are quite amazing, we are obviously on the Canadian site (DUH)..
Nature is quite incredible. The water falls at a rate of 34 million gallons a minute. So much power. Well worth seeing and they should be on the wonders of the world.
Arrived back to a packed KOA.. OMG this is party city clearly, thank god we are only here for one night ! Heading back into USA tomorrow and heading up towards Arcadia National Park over 2 days .. Catch up with you then.