We spent Monday getting everything ready to move on Tuesday morning. The trip wasn't going to be a bad one, just under 200 miles and most of it on interstates. As expected, we passed miles of pretty scenery.
In addition, we had LOTS of wildlife warnings....
We stopped for lunch at a truck stop just off I-89, The Fort Bakery & Restaurant. Best food we've had in a LONG time!!! We highly recommend it if anyone is near exit 18, at the Citgo Truck Stop.
Saw an interesting car race past us....just to get stopped in front of us at the traffic light...
We arrived at Bentley's Saloon and Campground to find out that every Tuesday evening they have a classic car show. We got checked in, bikes unloaded and set up quickly so we could go up and see the cars....and have a beer....and eat. LOL! You can see all the car show photos HERE. Oh, and yes, the car that passed up...was at the show!
Wednesday was chore day...I did the umpteen loads of laundry in the rig while Stu took our mattress pad and quilt up to the campground laundromat (yeah, the one's Miss Sadie peed on...LOL!). Later he took Sadie for a run with the bicycle...only to have a dog charge out at them...full bore, no leash. He ended up running into the dog, getting knocked down and Sadie ran the other way. The owners were hollaring, "He won't bite.....". Stu rather matter of factly told them to GET A LEASH ON THE DOG (yes, it's campground rules). Nothing majorly hurt but definitely some bumps, bruises and strains. We just don't recover as quickly as we did 20 or 30 years ago.
He spent the afternoon getting the lights for BRAT2 rewired to his satisfaction as well as putting the hitch back on Big Red. We hooked up BRAT2 and headed out to Sam's, Wal-Mart and Tractor Supply (dog food). Got a new mattress pad, too...the old one died in the washer. We then went to see Cars 2....adorable movie. Lots of hidden things so we'll be getting the DVD when it comes out.
Today turned out to be hotter than originally forecast with highs into the mid 90's. We left Sadie in the garage with the A/C running and headed south on US 1 to Seacoast HD. Nice store...best thing was a new selection of Firefighter items. Stu got two new t-shirts, a gorgeous pillow and a new patch. I'll post photos another time.
From there we continued over to Exeter, NH where I went to high school and on to Kensington where I used to live. In town not much had changed but once we got outside town you could see about 75% more homes than back in 1965 (when I left).
We stopped in Exeter at Steve's Diner for lunch. Looked to be inside an old Pizza Hut but the food was VERY good. I got a turkey BLT wrap and Stu got a Pastrami on rye. We ended up bringing half my sandwich home and skipping dessert.
We came home a different route, much faster pace than US 1 and more trees. We'd planned to stop for ice cream but the temperature was really getting to me. We'd been out over 5 hours and the temps ranged from 90-95...and lots of wind.
We got back home, showered and settled in for the evening....tomorrow, who knows? There looks to be a break in the temps on Sun/Mon when it should be back in the low 80's. Tomorrow and Sat are forecast for mid 90's again. Time will tell...
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu
PS> Sorry this is so long...really am trying to write shorter entries. LOL!