Great visits with friends and even ground hogs

Trip Start Apr 29, 2010
Trip End Nov 30, 2010

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Quinebaug Cove Campground

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

In Massachusetts we had two lovely visits with friends. First, in South Dennis on Cape Cod, we had a great evening of conversation and delicious food with Sherry and Denny. We knew Sherry from our childhood in New York. It has been four years since our last visit, so we had a lot of catching up and reminiscing. We sat outside by their lovely garden, with cocktails and appetizers, before cooking the chicken for our dinner on the BBQ. Then we moved inside for dinner and lots more chatting.

The next day, we drove to Plymouth, MA. By the way, for those of you that don't know, "Plymouth Rock' is more legend than a real place. The small-ish rock that is now on display by the harbor, with columns and fence around it, has over the last four centuries been moved, broken and even chipped away at by souvenir hunters, hence the present fence to prevent more damage, etc. and is more symbolic than real. 

My classmate and Freshman year roommate, Margie and her husband Win, met us at the Radisson Hotel right off Plymouth Harbor. They live closer to Boston, but were nice enough to drive down to Plymouth. They got to see our RV and it's new mural, then we went inside for a delicious brunch buffet, and as usual, lots of chit-chat. They had also gone to our 50th Class Reunion a couple of months ago, so it was really nice for me to see them again and for Terry to meet them. 

After that, we took the Mass Turnpike half way across MA to a Coast to Coast RV Park in Brimfield, MA. We were sort of squeezed into a small space (they only take up to 35 feet RVs) that didn't have clear access through the trees for our satellite dome, so Terry first tried hooking up to their cable, which didn't work very well, so he got out our satellite dish and finally got a signal. However, somewhere along the line, the wires and connections got crossed so that a couple of days later he had to sort them out again.

The next day we continued across to New York and then continued on to Ohio, with another overnight along the way. First, we tried a WalMart in Painted Post, NY but they had 'No overnight parking' signs posted, so we found another big area behind a car dealer where we were out of the way and nobody objected. That is, no human objected....we got a fun surprise...we had a pair of ground hogs for neighbors. There was a ditch along side of the parking lot that had a drainage pipe that was obviously their home. There was a big one and a smaller one. I only managed to get a photo of the smaller one, but they were fun to see.

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