Monday, August 17, 2015

On the road to Pennsylvaina

Finally on the road. It is a trip back to Pennsylvania  to visit with Family and friends. We left on July 4th. We figured most folks would be where they wanted to be for the holiday. We stayed 2 days at The Oaks(review in a earlier post)  and left on Monday. It was just a hoe-hum drive up I 95. We spent the next night at Carolina Crossing RV Park, review also in a earlier post. Drove about 30 miles and headed east on route 58, in Virginia. The reason for the turnoff from I 95 was to take the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.  We never took this route home so it was a little bit of a change.  The charge for us was $31.00. We enjoyed the change, but not the fee.  The bridge/tunnel brought us to the other side of Virginia  on the Eastern shore.
Is it safe, we are going under that large container ship.

Down we go.
Clear sailing till the next tunnel

Large bridge ahead

It was a smooth flat ride which we hope to explore some day. We then crossed the border of Maryland and soon into Delaware.  Our next planned stop was to stay at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. The state fair was the next week and all empty 100 or so sites were being held for vendors, so we couldn’t stay, even for an overnight.  The fairgrounds is attached to a race track and casino. So we checked with security at the casino to see if it would be ok to stay in the parking lot over night. No problem, so we stayed in the back of the large paved flat lot. Sorry no pictures. Of course we spent time in the casino and ate at their good buffet. We did have to run the generated several times during the night  to run the AC.  The next morning we headed to PA. Our next stop was in the Amish country at Spring Gulch RV park.  See the review in a earlier post. The reason for our 4 day stay was to visit Linda’s brother.

The pace got a little slower.

A giant marshmallow farm

   While visiting with the kids we had a great picnic, it was more like a feast with clams, shrimp, steak, corn on the cob and all the fixings. 
After  everyone’s  bellies were full we were introduced to a new outdoor game called “stump”. Move over corn hole. The stump is a tree stump. All players are given a large nail. The object of the game is to be the last nail standing. You get the hammer and flip it into the air and catch it and hit an opponents  nail. However  you catch it is how you use it to strike a nail. So if you catch it by the head you use the handle to hit a nail. There are many other little rules of the game so search it out on line if interested. It is listed on Wikipedia  Amazing the game lasted into dark and grabed everyone’s attention.  Now we aren’t backwoods folks, but I think this is were the game originated, or a bunch of carpenters on their lunch break.  
Our son Erik explaining the game

Our three sons with Linda looking on. Just two out of ten left, our oldest son and Linda

Linda checking to make sure it is a fair hit. You'd think he let her win. But no, he hit his mothers nail in.


      After a wonderful visit with our kids of 2 plus weeks of mooch docking at our sons it was time to head back to Florida and a few doctor visits. 

     For non Rver’s, mooch docking is staying for free at  a friends or relatives  driveway , as opposed to a RV park. While There we did attend a regional Camping club rally.  We also had a get together at our favorite buffet, Shady Maple. Next it was down the all to often traveled route  I 95. But we  planned to make a few stops.  On the way  south we found a great little RV park only 5 miles off the interstate.  The park was Jolly Acres; see the review in a earlier post.  Along the way we stopped for a brake at JR’s, a large retail store/cigar outlet/cigarette store. We usually stop  here just to walk around and stretch our legs and check out the merchandise.. Then it was off to the Walkabout RV park in Woodbind GA.  Again a review in a earlier post. We choose this park because it was central to some areas we wanted to visit.  We ran out of time, so we didn’t get to visit them all.

Check back shortly for the “rest of the story” stops in ST Mary GA, ST Augustine FL and Amelia Island FL.  Thanks for following along.


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that you had a nice visit and everything went well. It must have felt really good to be on the road again!