Sunday, June 16, 2013
Oddly at the rest area was a guy I know from Boston on the way home from his sisters house in PA. How random.
Usually on trips we run into people we know but not usually at the rest areas.
Coming home on Sunday nights was good as traffic on our street was pretty quiet and backing in went quickly.
It takes a few minutes to back the Airstream into our driveway which is barely as wide as my truck. Usually we hold up traffic for a couple of minutes. The backing up isn't that hard after 2 months of practice but it is more stressful when there are short lines of cars waiting.
It wasn't that late so we ended up unpacking the trailer even know we have plenty of time to take car of all that.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
They showed a movie saturday night but we didn't watch, it is nice setup though.
We did some short walks here and took out a pedal boat for a spin around the pond. Sunday we are driving the scenic route home avoiding the busy roads, it will 300 miles but we will be home so it doesn't really matter what time we get in.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
We spotted this deer early on in the hike. Actually we saw way more deer just trotting around Harpers Ferry when we were walking around yester.
It was a good short visit in Harpers Ferry, the weather is about turn bad for a couple days so we are moving on. Riding some the canal bike trail would have been fun but high winds are coming and the campground suggested we at least move out from being camped under the trees before it hits.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Harpers Ferry is a cool little town at the junction of the Potomac and the Shenandoah Rivers. The AT (Appalacian Trail) also runs right through town.
None of them were any of the ones we met in the Smokies. We visited the AT Center where they have a small museum and a lounge for tired hikers to relax and take a break before heading back out to Maine.
Monday, June 10, 2013
After buying tickets and short movie you walk accross a bridge that takes you back in time. As you walk medalions in the pavement tell you how face back you are and what you just lost.. no more cell phone... no more TV... no more electricity.
Sadly you could taste any of it.
You can just wander around here without paying but you miss out oll the interiors, tours and demonstrations. It wasn't cheap but for a whole day it was worth it
We didnt want to haul our cooler around so we didn't pack lunch today as we normally would. This turned out great because it poured right around lunchtime and it was nice to be in the Tavern with hot food.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Anyway Duck Donuts was started there and there are locations all over the Outer Banks. They make plain donuts and then you choose a glaze and a topping which are put on the hot donuts to order. Yum!
We also did a bunch of work during the 50 mph winds and storm. And are out at a local Brew Pub.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The tree is about 400-600 years old and pretty cool
After a relaxing evening at the campground we went out to tour the Yorktown an aircraft carrier. I was here as a kid although my family can't remember eactly when.
The ship is huge and there are 6 walking tours so it takes the better part of an entire day to see.
We also took a walk around all of downtown Charleston and grabbed a coffee.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
And they have plenty of room for us to pull the trailer and "camp" in their yard! Although something about the super long extension cord we are using is causing the AC to trip the circuit breaker.
We hit a great pizza place in Savannah GA for dinner. Savannah is a cool very walkable city and the weather is great so we enjoy the evening.
There is an Art school here and we think it might be graduation weekend because downtown is packed more than Will's sister Tina have ever seen it before.
The next day we visited the railway museum in Savannah on our own. All these pictures are from the museum.
We toured an old house that a rich man had built a long time ago by an up and coming architect who threw every bell and whistle of the time into the house.
Our tour guide was amazing and it really made the tour fun. It is amazing how much a tour guide and make or break an attraction. I never noticed this until this trip.
I just took a picture of this book to remember to look it up later so I can get it for Will as a Christmas or Birthday gift.
The next day Will's sister and brother in-law have to go to work so we wake up early to say goodbye and then go back to sleep.
Later that morning we packed up the trailer took a dip in the pool and got back on the road!