Day 15

Trip Start Jul 10, 2007
Trip End Aug 09, 2007

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Flag of United States  , Pennsylvania
Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Drive to Philadelphia. I finally found out the limitations of using the GPS. It doesn't take into account when you are pulling a trailer. We're driving along, by-passing Baltimore on the freeway (Why is it called a "freeway" when they charge a toll?) when we see a sign stating "Tunnel Ahead"...restrictions...height 13' - OK there, width 96" - OK there, "Last exit before toll booth and tunnel", NO problem, we keep on going. We get to the toll booth and the sign says "NO RVs in TUNNEL". Why didn't they say that earlier? We're directed to drive thru booth 3 (which has no attendant as it's for cars with special transmitters) and the bells start ringing and lights start flashing. We hightail it out of there down the nearest exit with everybody shaking their head, including the state police.  I take "Toll Roads" off as a setting on the GPS and it recalculates the route to get us to Philadelphia. Now it's taking us through downtown Baltimore (almost run over a woman at an intersection as we're turning) and what seems like certain neighbourhoods I don't think we should have been in(or maybe all of Baltimore looks that way). Disaster averted, we're back on the interstate towards Philadelphia. Now we're driving down these winding and narrow roads that seem quite residential...down one, then another. Then a sign is posted..."RVs OK". Does that mean they weren't on the other streets? The trees cover the road as a canopy (sometimes the trees ahead look like a tunnel)...brushing along the passenger side and what looks like just barely clearing the top of the trailer. More twisty and narrow roads and we finally get to the campground. After setting up we spend the afternoon laying by the pool then going for a bike ride. That evening we go for a drive in that area and realize that there are no major highways nearby. The narrow twisty roads is all there is for miles around. The old houses and greenery is very beautiful. We get back to the campground and go canoeing down the Brandywine River (sounds like something out of Lord of the Rings...looked like it also).
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