Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Road

On the roads between PA and NY we had a few problems. One of the problems was The night before leaving I set the destination in the GPS with the via points so it would go where I wanted it to go. In the morning when I set the destination, it ‘forgot’ the ‘via’ points (or I did not know how to recall it) anyway it is really no fun being lost in a vehicle that is a total of about 60 ft long. Brothers and Sisters, it is hard to do a U-Turn in this outfit (but I have done it, when I must make a u-turn, I miss Texas!).

When traveling in a motor home everything that is loose, must be secured some way. Sherry puts the countertop stuff in the sink. We put a long bungee around the Kitchen chairs so they do not wander.The sliding doors have snaps and the shower door has a hasp.

Rattling things bother Sherry (because she hearsWinking smile). So the iron skillet and broiler pan comes out of the oven and go on the bed.

With all the precautions, when the roads are rough, stuff still shifts, things fall off the wall and secured doors and drawers somehow open. OR when I approach a turn too fast and brake too hard, things move.

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(We made it. This and the picture below are of Rondout Valley, NY. As always very pretty country in the USA)

SOOOO although it was a good trip, we did incur some problems. Nothing life threatening, just rough and nerve wracking.

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We look at it like the test pilot who said, “Any landing you walk away from is a good one.” 

So we consider any trip that the tow  vehicle is still there, and we have not lost anything, to be a good trip.

The bright spot was the view from our picture window, and the fresh cherries and blueberries we had to snack on.

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(One of the permanent sites in this RV park taken on another trip)

Hey, I just want to thank you for stopping by. That was nice of you, I really mean that.

Nite Shipslog


Traveling in the summer you will live with road maintenance, especially north because it is hard to repair in cold weather.


The station wagon, little: Crosley

Raffle_Wagon-sm 49 wagon

And the BIG, the Roadmaster Buick




Paula said...

Thank you sir for posting about your trips. I really mean that. Now I forgot what I was going to say. The phone rang, my daughter trying out a red caddy and then the door bell rang with UPS delivering a very large package to the wrong address. We live such an important life. lol

Woody said...

Welcome to New York, glad it was not too bad of a trip!! I bet the roads in PA. were bumpy!! Good Luck on your upcoming trek on the AT !!!!!

betty said...

What a cute permanent site picture; someone had talent to set that up. I would imagine each road trip is an adventure with what shifts and what rolls around and makes you both figure out how to prevent things from happening on the next drive. Glad you got to your spot safe and sound though!


Mevely317 said...

I hadn't stopped to consider your having to batton down the hatches! Not so different than a sailing vessel, I suppose?

'Love the canopy of trees over that 'perm site' ... why, I can practically smell the sweet fresh air.


Some trips are more nerve wracking. Glad you got safely to your destination.

Rick Watson said...

I've never tried to drive an RV but I've driven huge U-hauls but I doubt they're in the same class as a 60 foot rig.
I'd have issues turning that around on a football field.

shirl72 said...

Well now I can tell you how not
to have things rolling around.
When you are under the motor port
in Belmont things stay in place.
hee hee...I was wondering about the
weather there news said not good.
The view you have is beautiful.
Take care and be careful...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad to hear you made it to your destination safely. Sorry your trip wasn't as smooth as it could have been but at least nothing major and you found your way after getting lost. I've been enjoying some cherries here too. They are really good but on the expensive side. They say they are good for arthritis, we should have some every day. I haven't noticed any difference yet. It's cool here in Ohio this morning and it feels good after the heat and humidity we were experiencing. Hope the weather stays good for you.

Glenda said...

Beautiful valley view from your campground, glad you made it there safely, enjoy!