Then we hit the road. Destination - Long Beach Island, New Jersey - about 700 miles away. We figure it will take us 2-3 days - we really don't have anything we want to see along the way, so we'll just drive till we get tired and sleep at a rest area, or a Walmart, or Truck stop.
We started in Indiana, then crossed into Ohio, West Virginia, and finally Pennsylvania:
It felt good to be on the road. I even took my turn at the wheel, driving a couple of hours - in three states! - while Jim rested. Once we got on the Pennsylvania Turnpike - we figured that a Turnpike Service Area would be a good place to stop and sleep a bit. We pulled into the Sideling Hill service plaza, and were distressed to find that all the Truck/RV parking spaces were Back-In spaces. HUH!? I've never seen that, they've all been pull-thru in every other rest area I've seen. When you're towing a car behind an RV, backing into a parking space is NOT an option! So, we kept going.
By the time (9:45) we finally found a parking spot at the Cumberland Valley rest area, we had traveled over 500 miles for the day! Definitely a record. Now we only have 200 miles tomorrow to reach our destination - Jimmy Lyon's driveway! This is our favorite spot to park in the whole country. We will be there for Jimmy's Corned Ham Party. Then we'll stay thru the week of July 4. Looking forward to it.
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