|Wednesday we went southeast from Paradise thru Lancaster and then southwest thru York to Gettysburg before entering Maryland. We were only in Maryland for a short distance before entering West Virginia at Harpers Ferry. We made a stop at Harpers Ferry to see the National Park. We learned more about the “Underground Railroad” from a very knowable staff member at the Visitor Center. We chose not to pull the trailer thru the Old Town area, after looking at the crowded streets! (still remember New Bedford!!)
We continued through West Virginia to our RV Park in Front Royal, Virginia. This is a Coast to Coast Park in the hills just south of Front Royal. Our space was a small pull through but we managed to fit the rig in so we did not have to unhook for the night. That was Ed’s challenge for the day!
This was the night of the ‘big storm’ (Tropical Storm Nicole remnants) where heavy rain and flooding was predicted. We did get heavy rain all night. We were on the side of a hill so no flooding but lots of puddles and wet grass. There were tornado watches until noon Thursday (along with the continuing rain) so we stayed as late as possible and pulled out at 11am. We donned our rain gear to prepare for the trip to DC, and it did rain all the way. The Cherry Hill RV Resort has been rated the top RV Park in the USA several times and has over 1500 spaces. They are all prepared to assist people visiting DC with a Metro Bus stop in the Park, Gray Line Tour pickup and full time travel assistants. The Park had a 4pm meeting to learn about the travel and tour options for DC. Better weather forecast for Friday during our DC visit.