Greetings! I have been lax with my updates recently so in order to catch up I am going to make my writing brief and let the photos tell the story…..
After we left NYC, we relocated to an Elks Lodge in New Jersey not far from Philadelphia. We went into Philadelphia for a day and also meandered around the area. We saw the requisite sites in Philadelphia and then relocated to College Park, Maryland. I (Cheryl) left Dennis in the able hands of the Bims while I spent 8 days in California visiting my parents, Kelli, Dan and Kaia. Upon my return we parted ways with Charlene and Dennis after spending a little over a month traveling together. Dennis and I moved a short distance to Annapolis, Maryland and we stayed at a very nice campground on the Naval Academy base. We wandered around Annapolis, took a tour of the Academy grounds and spent the Marine Corps birthday at a local pub, McGarvey’s. They have been putting on a Marine Corps birthday celebration for 20+ years and it was amazing! We also took a day trip into DC the day after the Presidential election. I apologize to my DC friends for not seeing you all, we weren’t there very long.
We moved from Annapolis to Charlottesville, VA where we stayed at another Elks Lodge. We used that as our base to visit two more Presidential homes; Montpelier, the home of James Madison and Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson. These two men were very instrumental in writing the documents that are the foundation of our country.
Unfortunately our travels were curtailed for a couple days as we discovered a major issue on the RV that will need some serious work but we were very fortunate to be in an area where a very dear friend, James, lives and he steered us to the right place for the repair and it looks like we will be back on the road by Saturday at the latest….thanks, James!!!