Friday, August 30, 2019
This is the day we arrive for our visit with Bee, Hippo Girl, and Kuma!!!
When we were ready to leave the park, we had to back out of our space although it was a pull through. There was a tree at the front left of our spot and a big pickup directly across the narrow lane, Bella is much to long to make such a narrow turn. Because we had to back out, we had to go the wrong way around the park. It was very close on the far side of the park. There were bumper to bumper pickups on one side and cars and trailers on the other. Poppa was driving and did a great job squeezing through without hitting anything!
Once out of the park, it was an easy route, except the RV trip planner milage was short by about 5 miles and the traffic was heavy. As soon as we got out of town, traffic was light and the scenery was beautiful.
We are getting back into some mountains but they are much smaller than the ones in western NC. We saw 2 windmills like the ones out west. As we came out of the mountains, we saw farm land with corn and soybeans. In some fields, the corn was beautiful and in others it looked like it was drying up. We didn’t see any irrigation systems like we see in the fields of south Georgia. At one place, we saw a large American flag rising above the trees. It was not only beautiful but inspiring. We are sure it was part of a business but we could not see one.
In the state of New York, we crossed a bridge with a toll. Cars were advertised for $1.50 but nothing about RV’s. We also got in the wrong lane and had a bit of trouble getting to a cash lane. There we had to pay $5.00!
Traffic was moving and fairly light until we crossed into Connecticut. From the state line until we got to East Lyme, traffic was creep and crawl until all of a sudden traffic would be moving freely. Then back to creep and crawl. It was Friday afternoon on Labor Day Weekend so what did we expect?
Connecticut doesn’t have rest stops, they have Text areas. We stopped at one in East Fishkill for lunch. We would like to know how it got it’s name. We were passed by a truck from Neversink Lumber Company. We were not sure if they ment their business or their lumber!
We arrived at Aces High RV Park a little after 4 o’clock. The park is beautiful with large, shaded spots. The people in the office were not overly friendly. They informed Poppa that they only accepted cash payments for the holiday weekend. He argued that they had not told us that when we made the reservations and that we were staying much longer that the weekend. They finally agreed to take a card. They also do not allow anyone in the park that is not registered. They charge $.25 for 7 minutes of hot water in the bath houses! The park was fairly full when we arrived.
Bee and Hippo Girl came while we were setting up. When we finished, they took us to their house for porch time and dinner. Bee fired up his new grill to cook chicken (very good, he takes after his Poppa!) Hippo Girl made a salad with tomatoes and cucumbers from their garden. She also made a potato salad and added very thinly sliced cucumbers – delicious!)
This is the first time we have seen their new house. They made an excellent choice! The house is beautiful and the yard is georgous! Hippo Girl has painted most of the inside and redone the downstairs bathroom. She has also started making furniture.
They brough us back to Bear and Bella. We slept very well!
We are still having trouble uploading pictures, when we get the problem solved, we will add pictures!