Beginning our Southbound Journey

Trip Start Jun 16, 2011
Trip End Jun 25, 2011

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Skyview Motor Inn

Flag of United States  , Rhode Island
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We checked the weather forecast for today from the motel and saw that we would have to put some hard miles between our present location (White River Junction,VT) and our destination for the night (Greenville,RI). Even though our skies were mostly sunny, the forecast which lay ahead was not promising after midday. Rain was supposed to move in and showers were going to 'greet' us somewhere around the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border.

We did not have any exciting places to visit today, but were mainly planning to ride through as many of the New England states as possible. We loaded up quickly and 'hit the road' with the intentions of riding a ways before stopping to eat breakfast.

    Leaving Vermont we traveled down many back roads crossing through more Moose country still didn't see a moose though, traveled some very rough roads,   

rode through many small but beautiful townships and crossing into New Hampshire before stumbling upon another hidden treasure.

We stopped at a little restaurant out in the middle of 'no where' called BLACKWATER JUNCTION.

This little spot, didn't look like much on the outside (as most of the better spots we've found), but when we walked through the door, we immediately knew we had found "OUR" place for the day. The staff was very friendly, the service was outstanding, the food delightful and the decor....well, it was 'old fashioned' with homemade birdhouses & feeders hanging on the exposed rafters, old antique coffe grinders & pictures hanging on the walls as well as other old treasures. Dianne ordered home fries & bacon (her usual)....I ordered their specialty corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, bacon, & wheat toast......ooooooooo so good.

We left the restaurant, continued over and up into Maine, then over and down back through New Hampshire,where it began to rain steady.


In traveling through all of these New England states we noticed that most of the houses seem to have a 'Gingerbread House' type of design to them.   

          By the time we crossed the Massachusetts state line it was raining so hard that the camera was picking up raindrops in the photos and our raingear was springing leaks.  But hey, a ride in the rain is better than no ride at all.

We rode in the rain, through the back roads, for about the last 4 hrs of our journey, crossing into the state of Rhode Island before pulling up just before dark in Greenville, RI at the Sky View Motor Inn.

We checked in, unloaded and as soon as we got settled in the room, the heavens opened up with torrential rainfall.

Tonight, clothes and gear are hanging all around the motel room on a 'makeshift clothesline' of bungy cords as well as every chair, door and any place else we can find, other than the bed. Supper was from our spare food supplies and our cooler. We are exhausted....but now dry and most of all SAFE.

We rise early tomorrow and start out again, with our sights trained on Allentown, PA......please remember us in your prayers for a continued safe 'AND' dry journey.....Goodnight.
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Robert, Christi,Caryll and Elizabeth on

We want to wish You both a Happy and SAFE journey especially today ........Happy Anniversary YALL!! We truly Love You both so much

Charlie on

So I assume from the above message that today is your anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. I hope there's plenty more and that they're celebrated on a motorcycle trip like the one you're on.
Rain is temporary and ya'll are in our prayers.

Lynn on

OK kids...starting to miss you but I am so happy that you have this time together and are seeing all the sites even in the rain. Stay safe and enjoy...

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