Wednesday, May 10, 2006
It’s approximately a 10 hour drive from Monroe Connecticut to Milton Ontario so we decided to split it over 2 days. That allowed us to take it easy in the morning and leave mid afternoon.
After 11 months 2 weeks we are back in Ontario. It will be very nice to visit with family and friends, but part of us will long for the road.
It's hard to believe that our trip is over --- must be time to start planning the next one.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
We spent the week visiting our friends Carol and John in Monroe Connecticut. When we were planning the visit we discovered that there are very few campgrounds in Connecticut and none of them are near Monroe. Our friends driveway is very steep with some sharp bends so parking the trailer there was out of the question. Luckily, Gail (Carol’s sister) lives nearby and has a nice level driveway perfect for parking a trailer. Ed, Zaph and I decided to move into John and Carol’s house for the week. It was kinda of weird having all that space, but Zaph loved it and ran around the house squeaking some of his favourite toys.
Over the course of the week, we went for some great pizza in New Haven, visited a dog park in Westport, took Zaph for a long walk alone a river, went from a drive to look at the Dogwood trees in bloom and went into New York City. Ed was having “good camera store” withdrawal so he and John headed to their favourite camera stores, while Carol and I headed to the Metropolitan Museum. The four of us met up to attend a matinee performance of ‘The Producers”. If you haven’t had a chance to see this play, it really is hilarious. Before heading back to Connecticut, we went to an Asian restaurant that specialized in Sushi and Vegetarian cuisine (John and Carol are vegetarians). It was good to visit New York City one more time.
Another view of the Dogwood trees.
A wild turkey on the side of the road.
A red fox just outside of John and Carol's back door.
Monday, May 01, 2006
Now That Was a Long Drive
Our last stop before heading home is Monroe Connecticut. The computer program said it is a 20 hour drive but we ended up spending 26 hours on the road. The time difference is due to rest breaks, stop lights, traffic and driving slower than the posted speed limit — 75 mph seems a bit fast when you’re pulling a trailer on mountains roads. We decided to drive straight there stopping for the night in Wal-Mart parking lots. On the trip we drove through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut and I decided that at least on the route we followed Pennsylvania had the best scenery.
The St. Louis Arch seen from the highway in the rain.
The Welcome to Ohio Arch --- again from the highway in the rain.