Completing the Loop
Trip Start Jun 12, 2012
64Trip End Oct 18, 2012
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On Sunday, having finished our DC sightseeing, we had a lazy morning while Joel and Holly rushed the kids off to church at 7am. We joined them a few hours later for the 10:45am service and saw Joel playing piano and both of them singing on stage, so that was really good to see. Their church is pretty modern despite the outside appearance with a full band and on screen projector to help out with the songs and sermon. After the service, we stopped into an Asian Grocery Supermarket which was chaotic because there were trolleys and people everywhere. It had such a diverse range of food, it reminded me of Chinatown back home.
When we got home, we had a quick lunch before lazing around for the afternoon and going to the park to kick the footy and throw the frisbee
In the morning, we got up and packed everything into the car before bequeathing a few of our treasured items that we couldn't pack into our luggage, but didn't want to throw out either. That included our beloved Settlers of Catan and a few frisbees which *sniff* won't go to waste. Saying goodbye is always hard, but we entered the Slaters' lives as strangers and left as friends. I will always remember our time that we spent here in South Riding, Virginia, it was really special.
We hit the road having Plan B in mind. Because we can't sell the car in the US, we had to drive back to Canada through the middle of Pennsylvania and New York state
The museum was really detailed for such a short conflict with many original artifacts, documents and information. I wasn't so interested, but I gues for any Civil War buff it would be heaven. Once we walked through the whole place, it was time to go back to the car for lunch and continue driving. We didn't want to go too far for the day so we stopped at a McDonalds just outside Harrisburg which is the capital of Pennsylvania. I charged my camera battery in the wall, while I found a campground and updated my blog. I kept an eye on it the whole time, but when Steffie asked me to look at something on the laptop the three black people sitting near it nicked it
We tried getting a replacement battery, but they didn't have one nearby so we resigned ourselves to driving to the campground. To make matters worse, I misplaced my sunglasses and the campground was a real dump. This was the 50th and final time that we camped on our roadtrip and it was by far the worst campground we've been in. I was so disguisted by the facilities that I didn't even take a shower and it seemed to be run by hillbillies. We didn't have much to do that evening so we just sat in the car drinking cheap sherry. Fantastic...
In the morning, it was really foggy and we couldn't even see the other side of the Sasquehanna River. It was a cool night signalling that the season was changing and we were definitely heading north. We packed up pretty quickly and hit the road for one long day of driving. Our plan was to drive all the way to Niagara Falls, New York at some 300 miles and it certainly felt like we were driving all day. We followed Highway 15 all the way north into Williamsport which is home to the Little League
Continuing north we really didn't stop for much except to fill up fuel in Bath, New York and to take photos of Dansville and Alden, New York. Steffie drove the last leg as we crossed west on Highway 20 to the ring route around Buffalo Finally at 6pm we arrived at our tiny little motel in Niagara Falls exhausted. I couldn't do anything for the rest of the night, but Steffie continued organising things in the car. I had a shower at 9pm and crashed into bed to watch some more TV.
Next is all the fun of selling a car from another state in Canada and crossing the border!