Well, we’re getting ready to pack up – so I thought I’d try to do a quick post before we head on our way. The next two nights are scheduled to be Walmart Nights, so this may be my last full power day for a bit!
We left Bellingham, MA early on Monday, and arrived just outside of Plymouth, MA by 8:30AM. Found the new campground, Pinewood Lodge, parked our girl Lizzie and headed off to Plymouth. The campground offered us their Gold Pass for Plimouth Plantation which got us in for $5.00/ea (instead of $22.00!). Needless to say, we were delighted with the bargain. The day was dreary and rainy, so the crowds were small. The Plantation was very interesting. Instead of having guides around, the people in the village are actually role-playing their characters in the 1620’s. So if you say you are from the Philadelphia Area, they are quite puzzled as to where that might be – near Greece maybe? There were some pretty interesting conversations going on! They also have lots of information about the first Thanksgiving – and the actual interaction between the Indians (Wampanoag’s) and the Pilgrims.
From there we went into Plymouth – checked out Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II – an exact as possible replica of the Mayflower that was built in England in 1950 something and then actually sailed across the Atlantic. More actors, but also some guide folks that could answer questions about both the original voyage and the one from the ‘50’s.
Plymouth is a very quaint town – glad we made it one of our stops.
Lobster for Dinner – mmmmmmmmm Doncha love New England!
Tuesday we headed off to Cape Cod. We decided to do some biking, and landed in Chatham where they had just completed 2 mile bike path. Just my speed. Since I hadn’t been on a bike in about 8 years – and even then was not a very confident rider, I loved being off the roads and on reasonably level surface. HOWEVER – it ended right in the middle of Chatham, so we decided to head on into town. I must say the drivers were very bicycle friendly, but riding on main roads (even though they are rural) was quite a stretch for me. After a couple of hours I kept trying to think of some way to have the truck come to us instead of having us get back to the truck. Maybe a taxi? About 10 miles and a couple of sore butts later, we made it back to the truck (where we rewarded ourselves with an Ice Cream Stop!). It was a very fun – though exhausting day. We took 6A back to Plymouth – very scenic, and although not along the coast, still a very lovely ride.
Off to Maine today – before we hit Acadia National Park, I think we’ll be checkin’ out LL Bean!
Oh – the campers next to us here in Plymouth are from Warrington, PA. Go Figure!
These picture posts are a little out of order – We were in Vermont with friends our first weekend on the road. We went to the top of Okemo Mountain (after gawking at the enormous (and spectacular) houses on the way up), and climbed to the top of the Fire Tower.
Here’s the view looking out –
And here’s the view looking down –
Don’t pine trees look different when you see them from the top?
We’re off to Plymouth and Cape Cod, MA. This has been a lovely weekend just hangin’ around the ol’ RV. Met some fellow travelers, did a little shopping for supplies and even cooked a couple of nice dinners. We’re ready to go in the morning – Plimouth Plantation will be our first destination (after we drop off Lizzie at the campground we will be staying at). If I can get a good internet connection, I’ll try to post again tomorrow. And maybe get those pictures on line. I seem to be having some html difficulties!
Thanks for all your prayers….
This morning we awoke to dense fog. We couldn’t even see the Walmart across the parking lot! We camped over the weekend outside of Bethel Vermont, right on the White River (in a REAL campground!) Honest, we haven’t been spending ALL of our overnights at the Walmart, but the price is right so when we can we do!
The weekend really was lovely! We spent it with our friends Lynne & Roger Croswell, and their son James. They live in Danbury, CT, but have a vacation home in Ludlow, VT, so we spent our time between their place and ours. On Sunday we even made a quick trip up to see our Cabin in VT. I know, we’re not supposed to be there until later in the month, but we couldn’t resist!
We packed up and hit the road on Monday, and after visiting Mark Twain’s home in Hartford (right next to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s), we headed to Groton, CT and this lovely Walmart Parking lot! Today we did Mystic Seaport – again, just a lovely touristy day. Tomorrow we head to the USS Nautilus here in Groton, and then off to Newport, RI.
Since we are “dry-docking” (no hook-up), my power source and internet has been a little sketchy. Hopefully I’ll get this posted, and then over the weekend I’ll get some pictures on line.
Maybe even one of Gary’s Haircut!
Day 10 – and we’re still likin’ the plan!
Steph and Gary
We’re wrapping up our time in Shrewsbury where we have had the pleasure of visiting with family along with seeing the sights of Boston and Old Sturbridge Village. We’ve also checked out the Staples, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Walmart, and yep, they’re pretty much the same where ever you are.
Tomorrow (Friday) we head off to Central Vermont where we will join our dear friends Lynne & Roger Croswell for the weekend. Don’t have any firm agenda, but we are certainly looking forward to kickin’ back with friends.
Hopefully over the weekend I’ll get a chance to add some details and pictures to our travel adventures so far. This not working keeps you pretty busy!
Oh, and in case you were worried, the haircut went just fine. =)