The night was really mild so that the heat didn’t cycle on off very often. Since the rooftop solar panels are brand-new, I checked the voltage and was very pleased to find out there was over 12 volts. I am of the age where I usually take a walk about 6 o’clock in the morning, and when I did, I found the sunset was spectacular. You couldn’t really see the ocean from where we were camped, but the dunes ,the grass ,the pink sky ,the sound of the surf, and the temperature being about 64°, it was pretty great for the tail end of October, and made for a wonderful morning.
One of the problems with New York State Parks is that the generator hours are skewed late and early. According to the literature, we were not allowed to run a generator until after 9 AM at the Hither Hills State Park, but fortunately the french press coffeemaker had been repaired the week before, so we boiled water and made coffee. No generator to run. A couple of egg sandwiches and we were ready to start our day. Continue reading
Well, after a several month hiatus from traveling around the United States, Louise and I are back on the road again. The impetus for our latest trip was the wedding of my cousin Jeanne’s son, Michael and his lovely bride Emily. Since all the family was gathering at familial homes, we decided take the RV, to allow is the maximum flexibility with, and the least impact on, our wonderful relatives.
The wedding was wonderful. The bride was beautiful, the groom was handsome, all my relatives looked stunningly attractive, the party was great, the band was terrific, the dancing was awesome, the food and the wine were delicious and plentiful. The event was one of those place markers in your life that you measure things before and after from. After the ceremony, we caught up with a number of cousins that we had not seen in a long time, and then afterwards, politely left to explore the East End of Long Island. I have been coming out to the East End of Long Island during the summer since I was born. I attended college at what was then Southampton College of Long Island University, and we’ve continued to visit family with my wife and kids since that time. I can’t remember an August when we didn’t visit the East End of Long Island. Those visits however, have always been a time for family and not for exploration. Louise and I both have free time now, and we decided that this would be a great time to see places we haven’t seen in many years. Continue reading
How decadent was the night before? We turned on the AC and watched Short Circuit 2 on the TV, drank wine and ate nuts. No popcorn on the menu, but it’s just because no one thought of it. Megan slept in the RV again, and we buttoned everything up and left the AC on figuring that we would have a very comfortable night. I’m of the age where I travel occasionally in the middle of the night, and I gave no thought to the fact that the AC never cycled all night long. About 8:30 AM we got up, it’s vacation of course, and we saw/heard nothing from the brother or nieces side of the family. Something seemed different, so I checked the outside temperature. 57 degrees! Just a little chilly. I decided that we’d turn the heater on, as the coach was 64 degrees, and cook breakfast inside. Home fries, toast, coffee, tea, OJ, sausages and eggs any style you wanted. The best breakfast in Watkins Glen that morning, if I do say so. Continue reading
Rainbow Bridge with Josh waiting for his bride
We left for Watkins Glen, located in central New York State in the finger lake district of NY late on Friday evening. It was the first road trip with the new shocks and boy, what a difference! The ride was really smooth. There was no hobby horsing or swaying. It was like driving a Mercedes. Continue reading