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
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.