Saturday, August 19, 2017

Journey to the Path of Totality

Maps, fully stocked with water, diesel, propane, food and booze. We're ready for anything as we take on another August adventure. No, Carly 🎼, it's not a Learjet but an Airstream going to see the total eclipse of the sun.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Final Push Home

Cheraw State Park was another nice find in SC. The park was empty and we were treated to waterfront property. On to Ponte Vedra, FL to meet Rufus, the newest family member. After a final night at our fave FL park, Anastasia Island SP, we ventured down the interstate to our little corner of paradise!!!

Thanks for following along. We'll be posting from the big eclipse next week!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Virginia Does it Again

With a late start out of NJ, we made it to the Shenandoah River Valley by 5:30pm. As much as I generally dislike KOAs, we hit the jackpot in the town of Luray. A beautiful campsite welcomed us to the grassy knolls and distant mountains of VA.

Charlottesville is on our mind tonight as fanatics exercise their right to free speech and excite the media into a frenzied state of incessant and sensationalized reporting. God help America.


Union Square was a perfect central location for touring the city in three days. We went through $50 in subway fares with a major Metro hub just a couple blocks from our hotel.

Friday was mostly spent exploring lower Manhattan's waterfront. A ride on the Staten Island ferry capped off the tour.

We couldn't resist a stop for lunch at the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. It was packed!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New York, NY

Oh how I ❤️ NY!

Ally is taking her turn babysitting. We left Solo for a few days in NY. Lunch at Mister Dips in Brooklyn was first on the list. Then, we shared a solemn couple hours at the 9/11 Memorial. The Oculus transportation hub at the WTC connected us to our subway and hotel in Union Square; close to my old stomping grounds.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Long Beach Island

Brookville campground was a decent stay at the NJ shore. Wednesday morning we ventured to LBI for lunch and a little boutique shopping. Fun stop!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dinner on the NJ Shore


Amish, Mennonite, Shaker: It's Simple and Fascinating

Lancaster County is beautiful and famous for the simple lifestyle of its population. It's such a curiosity to see in 2017. They must think we're curious too.

Anyway, here a quick read from USA Today on why America loves camping:

Lancaster PA

There is a considerable difference between camping and parking for the evening. Now that we've moved out of the mountains and into more congested areas, it becomes a parking situation. Luckily, we have not had to spend the night in the Walmart parking lot. However, sometimes we're just grateful to have a nice place to park and a clean shower. Such was the case last night in Lancaster Pennsylvania. A rear view with green pastures, horses and pretty farm outbuildings was compensation for close neighbors.

Back to the heat, we had a simple dinner of BBQ leftovers and watched "Ozark" in the air conditioning.

Bill made pressure-cooked steel cut oats for breakfast Tuesday. Yum!