Monday, May 16, 2005

Days 7-8 Road Trip: Coming home

One final load of laundry, one last charge for the laptop and a few more items stowed in Minnie's bins, and we were ready to be heading home again.

We headed south through rural New Hampshire, past the classic New England farmhouses and connected barns, away from the snow-tipped peak of Mount Washington, past the shores of Lake Winnepesaukee, and over rocky hills and greening dales until we connected with the interstate highways. Then it was highway speeds and several hours passed before we came to a stop in northeast Connecticut.

We ended up camping not too far from UConn at Storrs. The most notable feature of the campsite from the girls’ perspective was the little playground with the baby swings (Joy!) about 50 yards from our camp site.

Our last day was a lot like the outbound trip, only in reverse: back down the interstate highways, across the Hudson, around New York City without too much delay, then back down the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. We stopped for the night at an RV campground not too far from Atlantic City, full of rigs set up for the whole summer with their patio lights strung up between the trees.

We took the girls for a short swim in the pond there, which they loved. But of course they quickly tried to go in way too deep, and they had quite a tantrum when Mean Mom and Dad decided that they were getting too cold and needed to come inside!

Back we went in the morning across the Delaware Bay via the Cape May - Lewes ferry, a much quieter ride this time. Across the flat, flat Delmarva peninsula and back at home again at our place in lovely St. Michaels on Maryland's eastern shore. Steve said that his mother always said that the best part of any trip is returning home!

Today will be consumed with cleaning out Minnie, our camper, refilling her propane, and returning her to the rental place in Annapolis. That may just be a full day's work!


Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Road trips are great, but its always nice to be back home again.

Flatman said...

Welcome back...we missed you!

FTL said...

Welcome back and thanks for the travelogue. Some very emotional posts, especially about Anna. Thanks for sharing.