Tuesday April 19th 2016
I got underway about 10am from East Stroudsburg PA. It was a hard travel day. There was a strong north wind for most of the trip.
Crossing the Hudson river on Interstate 84 was a real adventure. I selected the middle lane of 3 and luckily the traffic was light. At least twice on the crossing I was blown halfway into the next lane. For this adventurous E ticket ride I had to pay a toll of $10, but that’s better than the toll I paid last fall on the Tapanzee bridge. I think that one was $23.
The hills in Connecticut were fun playing tag with the trucks. I can keep up the speed going up hills a little better than many of the trucks but if I can’t get out to go around them I loose momentum. Once that happens I’m slower than the trucks for quite a distance. I keep learning more about how this vehicle handles on hills so I will have a better idea how it may handle in the mountains out west.
About 3pm I checked into the Sturbridge MA Yogi Bear campground. Luckily April is still off season rates. The association with the Hanna Barbera characters turn a simple campground into an expensive resort complete with entertainment. My site isn’t the best, but it will do for a week or so.
The additional 200 miles north have brought predictable changes in the progress of spring. Fewer bushes and trees are in bloom and the temperature is a little cooler. I’ve gotten an extra blanket out for the overnight although it is not predicted to be as cool as one night last week. It’s better to be prepared than have to get up in the middle of the night to find the blank.
Now that I’m back in New England, I’ll be running errands and working toward getting my house sold. I am going to try and keep up a daily blog entry, but fear they may get boring.