Maryland - A Prestitious State Filled with Pride and History.
In larger cities, finding an RV park can be difficult, and we have discoverd sometimes they are little more than parking lots. So when we drove into Cherry Hills RV Park we were excited at what greeted us. Sure, I had read about the amenities, however; what is written in an advertisement doesn't always coorespond with reality. Cherry Hills lived up to the expectations.
Furbabies are Family and Want to Be With Us
When we walk into the garage and open the car door, the dogs jump in. If we are packing the RV, the have different ways of responding, but they both make it clear they are ready to travel. Cisco jumps up the steps and becomes a permanent fixture in the front window until it is time to drive away. Dagney attaches herself to my side to make sure we don't forget to take her along. Because they are family, there are few times we do not include them into our travel plans.
Cracker Barrel, a Place to Eat, Shop, Relax, and Sleep
Fifty-six days on the road, yes 56! Each day planned out and a reservation waiting for us at the end of each day. Then we threw caution to the wind and drove thinking so far we have had no problem getting a site so let's just wing it and see where we end up. Everyone loves an adventure, right?
Butterfly RV Park Provides a a Central Point for Philly and Atlantic City
By the time we made it to New Jersey on our trek across the US, we had been on the road 46 days. Randy needed a break from driving the motorhome so we parked at Butterfly RV Park in New Jersey with the plan of driving to the attractions and leaving the motorhome parked. Honestly, I was so fixated on the attractions in the area that I didn't give much attention to where we were staying. What we found upon arriving was a pleasant surprise.
4 Steps to Planning an (almost) Flawless Cross-Country Trip
This graph is the result of a lot of planning and discussion. When we started planning, the goal was simple enough - travel from Idaho to Maine and home again. That didn't sound too tough, but then the planning began. At first I felt overwhelmed. Where would we stay? What tools would provide efficient directions? How would we know what to see?
3 RV Park Recommendation in Maine
Randy and I stayed a week in Maine during our travels. Since his brother planned fly to Bar Harbor to join us for a few days, we chose a stay at a RV Park, Pumpkin Patch RV Resort, close to the airport. In the evening, we picked up Uncle Ron at the airport in Bar Harbor, a 14 minute drive. We stopped by Chase's restaurant to eat dinner and ended the evening in front of a campfire. If you ever make it to Herman main stop by Chase's Family Restaurant. We ate breakfast there and when Ron got off the plane hungry returned for dinner. Scroll down for review.
Providence, Rhode Island - Big Reasons to Visit the Smallest State
Rhode Island is approximately 35 miles by 49 miles and the total area is 3,144; however, we spent four days appreciating what it offered. One of the highlights of visiting the capital of a state is to explore the capital. We visited several during our trek across the U.S. This is a must to understand the history, priorities, art, and politics of a state.
Salem and Boston Massachusetts
We planned two days in Massachusetts, not enough but for this trip we got a taste of the area. We spent one day in Salem and one in Boston. Definitely destinations we will need to return to in the future. Let me give you a bite from our experiences to savor and possibly tempt you to journey to this beautiful area.
Asking Questions Before Reserving an RV Space Saves Headaches
Is there availability? Internet searches make finding an RV space easier than ever. Over the last couple years interest in traveling has increased so accommodations can be harder to find. However, through all our travels we have never been unable to find a place to stay the night. Arrangements are easier if I plan a head but sometimes a change in plans forces us to explore immediate options.
The Attraction to the Midwest is the Simplicity
Nebraska is flat. Ohio is is depressing. Illinois doesn’t have good food - unless you are in Chicago. Vermont is too liberal. After spending several day traveling through these states, my response is to not believe the rumors. In fact, my insights are that none of them are barren, flat, boring, depressing or lacking in good food, and I don’t care about their political views.
What to Do When You Wake Up to a River Running Through Your Kitchen
My first response at 6:30 in the morning when I heard the toilet had leaked water on the floor was to roll over and go back to sleep. Randy's got this. Then when he didn't return to to bed, I became more inquisitive, "I thought you said the toilet leaked a little." When I finally moved the blankets and let my feet touch the cold laminate, I realize what he called a leak I would label a flood. Several towels later, I took the dogs out to pee thinking I could at least help by not allowing them to add to the liquid.
We Slept at a Ski Resort, an ATV Rental Parking Lot, a Boat Yard, and a Farm
Oak Mountain Ski Resort As we drove up to Oak Mountain Ski Resort in Speculator, NY, we didn't know what to expect. In late September what would be open? Where would we park? There is always a little trepidation when we first arrive at a Harvest Host destination. But as yet, we have never been disappointed. Oak Mountain provided an excellent experience.