4/09/2015

April 2- 3, 2015 Continuing North to Pennsylvania

April 2nd, we took our time and drove 20 miles to the Moose Lodge in Milford.  This Moose Lodge has a nice little camping area and a place to dump our tanks. After setting up and having a great lunch at the Lodge, we headed to Dover to do some errands and check out where we need to go tomorrow for our RV appointment.  After supper, we went back to the Lodge to meet up with Scott, who I had talked to a few times this week.  He took us on a tour of the Lodge – what a beautiful place.  What a great time!

Bella’s favorite place when we stop:

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Stats for today:

Miles Traveled: 20 Miles

Routes Traveled:

Delaware: SR-23; US-9B: US-1; US-1B; Kirby Road; Beaver Dam Road

April 3rd, we were up early and on our way north to Mr. Tire Auto Center (formerly Carl King Tires) in Dover for a new tire and front end alignment.  We were finished by 11:00 A.M. so away we went – in the rain.

Over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal:

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Into Pennsylvania:

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Thru Amish country:

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Thru the Blue Mountains:

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To our street:

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We arrived home mid-afternoon, set up and began the process of opening up the house.  By late afternoon, many of our close friends came by – it was great to see everyone and get caught up.  After 564 days on the road, it is good to be home.

Stats for today:

Miles Traveled: 170 Miles

Routes Traveled:

Milford to Dover:

Delaware: Beaver Dam Road; SR-36; US-1; SR-10; US-13; Voshell Mill Road; US-13A

Dover to Home:

Delaware: US-13A; Voshell Mill Road; US-13; US-1; I-95; SR-141; SR-2; SR-41 (we took a wrong turn – Smile)

Pennsylvania: SR-41; SR-10; I-176; US-422; SR-183; SR-901; US-209; Chestnut Street

I am writing this on Thursday, April 9th, 2015.  In the past week we have been busy opening the house, transferring things from the motorhome, fixing things that need to be fixed, and spending time with family and friends.  We moved into the house on Monday and Dusty just loved rolling around on the floor – HA:

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We expect to be home most of the summer.  So unless we do some travel, I will not be blogging. Sad smile.   However, when we go back on the road, I will be back to blogging.  For those of you who get the blog thru email or some type of feed, any blogs will come thru automatically.

Thank you all for following along.  Smile

Have a great summer and enjoy today.

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4/03/2015

March 29 to April 1, 2015 Time with Family

The last few days we had a great time spending time with family.  It was great to get caught up and get to know our new addition, Matthew.

Isn’t he the cutest:

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Our daughter, Sheryl; granddaughters Sabrina and Alex; Andy and Matthew:

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Mom (Alex) and Matthew:

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Dad (Steven) and Matthew:

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Great Grandpa, Andy, and Matthew:

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What a wonderful couple days  Smile.

Tomorrow we continue our journey north so stay tuned and enjoy today.

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3/31/2015

March 27–28, 2015 Traveling North

On Friday, we were up early, dumped our tanks and headed north, using a number of back roads.  Some scenes along the way:

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Into North Carolina:

03-27-15 B Travel Border to Rocky Mount US701 (4)

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We stopped at the Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Elks Lodge for the evening.  A nice lodge with electric, water, and a dump station.  Every month or so, they have a free supper – hot dogs, French fries, and a desert and the members invite their friends and neighbor.  We talked with the ER and since the beginning of the year, this has brought them 14 new members.  Nice!  So we also enjoyed the supper and meeting the members.

On Saturday, we woke to rainy skies and continued our journey north and east:

03-28-15 A I-95 N to Border (1)

Into Virginia:

03-28-15 B I-95 S (1)

Spring is here:

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The yellow flowers are daffodils.  They had many patches along the roadsides:

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And over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel.

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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is the largest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.  Following its opening on April 15, 1964, it was selected as one of the “Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World.”  The Bridge-Tunnel measures 17.6 miles from shore to shore and consists of more than 12 miles of trestled roadway, two mile-long tunnels, two bridges, four man made islands, almost two miles of causeway, and 5.5 miles of approach road, totaling 23 miles.

The two underwater tunnels protect two of the world’s most important shipping channels.  From the Atlantic Ocean, the Thimble Shoal Channel leads into Hampton Roads, and the Chesapeake Channel leads to the upper Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Channel is between those two buildings with the tunnel below:

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The North Channel Bridges are up ahead.  They are the highest points of crossings and provide high water clearance of 75 feet to accommodate local fishing fleets.

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Coming off the North Channel Bridges is Fisherman’s Island National Wildlife Refuge:

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The last bridge crossings are the Fisherman Inlet Bridges that span a dredged channel that is part of the U.S. Inland Waterway.

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After a stop for lunch at the rest area, we continued our journey north on Virginia’s Eastern Shores:

03-28-15 D US-13 (113)

Past many chicken farms and processing plants (Tyson, Perdue):

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Many interesting farms and buildings:

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Into Maryland:

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Then Delaware:

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Where it started to snow – Yikees:

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Yes it is cold, very cold for us.  We landed at the Lewes, Delaware Elks Lodge.  They have one 30 amp hookup and water. 

After setting up, we spent some time with our daughter, grandchildren, and great grandson.  How wonderful.

We will be here for a few days so stay tuned and enjoy today!

Stats:

March 27 - Buck Hall Landing in Awendaw, SC to Rocky Mount, NC

Miles Traveled: 248 Miles

Routes Traveled:

South Carolina: Buck Hall Landing Road; US-17; US-701

North Carolina: US-701: US-117; I-795: US-301

March 28th – Rocky Mount, NC to Lewes, DE

Miles Traveled: 301 Miles

Routes Traveled:

North Carolina:  US-301; SR-4; I-95

Virginia: I-95; US-58; I-64; US-13

Maryland: US-13; US-113

Delaware: US-113; SR-30; Zoar Road; SR-24A; SR-23

 

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