Tuesday, July 6, 2010
We hitched up and left Winchester, Virginia this morning, turning north on I-81. We arrived safely at the KOA just shy of Allentown, Pennsylvania in early afternoon. We were hoping to escape the 100+ temperatures in Winchester, but I’m not sure we’ve achieved that goal. It is plenty hot here.
The drive was uneventful with moderate traffic. The only areas of construction were around Chambersburg, then again at Harrisburg. In neither case did the traffic even slow down. However, the narrow lanes and those concrete barriers are nerve wracking.
We stopped at a rest area to make lunch and take a short break. However, it was too hot inside the Everest to linger for long. I made sandwiches which we ate in a quick gulp, then we took the chips and cookies to the truck, turned on the AC and moved on down the road. Now, even with the window shades down and the awning out to block some of the sun, the air conditioner is struggling to cool us down.
Tonight we are staying at a KOA which we rarely do. This one is very typical of most that we’ve been in around the country. We have a long gravel pull-thru site with picnic table and grassy “yard”. There are several large trees to block the worst of the sun. Our rear window overlooks a row of camping cabins across the road. Like all KOAs, the nightly rate is more than we normal like to pay, but this was convenient and on a very hot travel day that counts for a lot.
Tomorrow it is on to Thomaston, Connecticut. We’ll park ourselves there for a couple of weeks.
That’s it for today. Stay cool.