We were hoping to be on the road by 10 AM. But, making final preparations pushed that back to almost 2 PM. It would have been much later had my mother not joined in yesterday. She is a veteran of trailer prep and worked all day with us.
Starting our trip on Memorial Day Weekend was a mixed blessing. By traveling today we avoided the usual traffic bottlenecks at the Mass Pike and I-84 but, we get to pay premium prices for camping and fuel. We are spending the night at a KOA campground just outside Newburgh, NY. The price for one night is exorbitant due to its proximity to NYC and this being Memorial Day Weekend.
We plan to get an early start tomorrow with Gettysburg, PA as our destination. We will explore the National Park there and spend one night allowing all the holiday traffic to pass us by. Then, on Tuesday, we will put in a long day and push for Jackson, OH. Jackson is the home of the Airstream factory. We will join about 200 plus other Airstream owners for Alumapalooza, the Airstream rally. This will last for five days and will include factory tours, entertainment and seminars relating to Airstream ownership.
First dinner in the Tin Wheeler was Shrimp in tomato and feta cheese sauce over pasta. Recipe to follow.