Is it already July 1st?! Seems like time is flying by... after leaving Philadelphia, we arrived at Ringing Rocks Campground in Upper Black Eddy, PA. Tucked away in a quiet wooded area, it was the perfect place to spend some time to catch up on work and planning our next stops- thanks to Bob and Devon for such a pleasant experience.
Then, it was on to Lost River Caverns! It was a pretty hot day in Hellertown when we arrived, so we were more than happy to go 100 feet under and explore the natural limestone caverns (naturally nice and cool). Thank you Bev for taking us on the tour (and Jim for those delicious kiffles!), and sharing the wonderful history behind the story of the caverns. The entrance was opened in 1883 by quarry workers, and has been operating as a commercial show cave since 1930. It was used to host weddings, fraternity initiation ceremonies, even ballroom dancing! It was amazing to see how water over time naturally dissolved the limestone to create passageways and chambers. Lots of neat formations, along with florescent minerals. The gift shop is delightful - not to mention, filled with hundred of beautiful antique guns.
The event was originally scheduled for 3-6PM but we did not wrap up until 8:30PM. Conditions weren't right to check out sunspots, but many interesting and stimulating conversations where shared - loved that people were open to exchanging experiences. Got to meet some VERY wonderful sponsors, and the dogs enjoyed running around the picnic grove- at one point Achilles shot off to try to catch a deer (OK, so this happened a few times), but overall, a great time. Much appreciation to those that came!
Although it has only been a short time since we've been on the road, it has taken a bit of patience to adapt to living in this bumpy house on wheels. Blood pressure from the beginning of the journey to the end will vary dramatically, I'm sure! We're getting a system developed when we get to areas with the RV; Ben does a pretty impressive job of handling the rig, AND backing into tight campsites! Being at campgrounds opens your eyes to a whole new world - no idea that there were so many full time RVers around! The size of our space has been no big deal.. for me, smaller space= easier to clean! I'm sure the anxiety of navigating around new places will ease over time. Have received great tips from other full-timers, so if you have any to share, please send them our way! :)
We decided for fuel/lodging considerations to meet in the middle of Albany and Boston, and will be at Sodom Mountain Campgrounds in Southwick, MA through the July 4th weekend. We realize this could mean a bit of a drive for those in both places, and sure hope you can make it out to see us! Currently in New Jersey where the internet reception is temperamental, so this will be all for tonight!
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