Tuesday, June 29, 2010

On the road again....

We covered over 400 miles today. Eldy was on a roll, he sure likes to drive! We had a close call today, in a construction zone, with concrete barriers on both sides and NARROW lanes..A semi came very close to sideswiping us with nowhere for us to go..Eldy dropped way off on the gas to avoid getting sideswiped..it can be very stressful to have those things happen! I'm glad he is driving, I'd be a nervous wreck! We saw some interesting things...a runaway truck ramp uphill filled with sand to stop trucks who lose their brakes. There were many steep inclines and steep grades uphill and down. We passed under a bridge that was part of the Appalachian Trail. We passed the Erie Canal, and some interesting rivers and bridges spanning them. We stopped at a beautiful campground in Sturbridge, MA. Unfortunately, despite all our references online and apps and books, we weren't aware there were electrical problems at this campground. We use a major surge protector of 30 or 50 amps, depending on the connection at the campground. This one was 30 amp service. We plugged in, turned on one air conditioner and the breaker popped, shutting everything down in the coach. OK, we thought, we won't run the air, we'll just run a little fan. POP! Circuit breaker cut the power again to the coach, meaning the voltage was under powered at the site. We decided to bargain our way to a further away site, where no one was around, and we would just run the generator and on our own power. So we are at the Quinbaug Cove Camground in Sturbridge, Massachusetts this evening. There is a large lake nearby and tomorrow morning we will go see Sturbridge Village, a reenactment of the 1700's in a little village nearby.

1 comment:

  1. Great Blog. Glad to hear you missed the sideswipe. Dad is a great driver, so no worries there. Yes, he loves to drive. Most of the time it was hard to get him to give us potty breaks. Glad you don't have to worry about that. Thanks for doing this Jeannie I really appreicate it. Love and miss you.