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We’re In New England…Just Barely!

Jim says:

Yesterday we drove about 75 miles and just barely made it into New England. We’re about two miles into Connecticut where we spent the night at a large Connecticut Welcome Center Parking lot. As a general statement, in comparison to the western states…New England is not RV friendly.

By that I mean…
* the roads are narrower and used by lots more vehicles,
* there are fewer campgrounds and they are much more expensive. A Connecticut State Park Campground will cost a non-resident $40 a night,
* RV dump stations are fewer in number and harder to find.
* because the area is older, the American Legion, VFW, Moose and Eagles parking lots which I use a lot are generally located near the center of cities/towns with little to no parking room for an RV.

We spent the night here because there’s an RV dump station and it has a large RV parking area separate from the trucks and it is located well away from Interstate Highway 84, so it has a low traffic-noise.

Here’s four photos…
Along the west bank of the Hudson River in New York, I took this photo of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Station where I worked as a Mechanical Quality Control Engineer 1969 -1971. It’s located just South of Peekskill, New York.


We crossed the Hudson River on the Bear Mountain Bridge…


Since there was no convenient place to photograph the bridge…here’s a photo I took in the winter of 1978…


Here’s our parking spot as seen this morning…


Yesterday it was hot and humid…88 degrees and 95% humidity. Today’s forecast is 91 degrees with intermittent thunder storms. The Weather Wimp…that’s the name Mary has given me…says YUK!

Today we continue our journey in an Easterly direction.

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