While I'm in the process of editing and organizing road-trip photos...
I'll leave with you a bit of this and that.
Things we encountered along the way.
Things that made us smile.
Like this checklist...
at a KOA campground along the way.
We took note of things that are different than back home.
Like toll bridges and toll highways in every direction.
In British Columbia we have two toll bridges...
and no toll highways.
So how were we to know that one could not pull off the toll highway to get gas at a service plaza...
and then carry on without paying the toll again?
Apparently, we should have asked for a receipt at the toll booth.
So we paid the $7 again three miles down the road.
We know now!
In our province we wear helmets...
on bikes and on motorbikes.
Not so much in the states...it seems.
I mentioned that we drove through 21 states on our road trip.
What I never said was that we never spent much time in some of them.
Though I am sure Michigan has a lot to offer...
...our total time there was less than an hour.
We crossed over the border...
and had a coffee at McDonald's in New Buffalo.
And that was the extent of our visit to Michigan.
I like the idea of drive-through banking way out in the country!
That is another thing we would not see in my part of the world.
I'm thinking his wife bought him a personalized license plate for his birthday!
We rode a ferry from New York state to Vermont...
a beautiful ride.
Hubby was quite relieved that he still qualified for a life preserver...
though he wondered what would become of all the seniors should the boat go down.
Let me share a little story from our time in New Hampshire.
It was the only rainy day of our whole trip.
We did a little exploring...
and crossed over an old covered bridge in Jackson.
No sooner were we over the bridge than flashing lights appeared behind us.
We had no idea what our offence might have been.
The officer came to the door...
and informed us that no trucks were allowed on the bridge...
and that our RV exceeded the weight limit.
So he took our paperwork and went to his vehicle to write up our infraction.
When he returned...
Elmer asked him what exactly the weight limit was.
We were able to show him that our RV was actually less than the specified limit...
according to the registration papers.
He was amazed!
He said his SUV weighed almost that much.
Then he wished us well...
with a smile.
(And let me take his photo.)
We really never set out to cause trouble in New Hampshire!
On the last few days of our road trip...
we shared the road with horses and buggies.
Now that was a first for us!
We also visited Hershey, Pennsylvania and did the 'chocolate world' tour.
Wow. We had no idea what a big attraction that was!
What a surprise to see a big Brookside chocolate display there.
Brookside chocolates are a Canadian favorite...
made in the Fraser Valley not far from where we live.
It seems Hershey has bought out Brookside.
They know a good thing when they see it.
We left our motorhome in storage in a farming community near Lancaster.
That is such a beautiful area!
We'll be back in a few months to carry on with our travels.
We spent a long day flying home on Saturday.
Three different flights...
and Canadian customs to deal with.
All went well until we arrived back in Canada to discover we only had one suitcase...
The next day we learned that it had gone to Dallas, Texas.
I wondered how our Hershey's chocolate would survive a few days in heat.
The suitcase arrived at 'my front porch' this afternoon.
The Hershey's treats are now 'seconds'!
But that's OK.
We are just glad to have the suitcase back...
along with all the clothes,
electronics and gifts.
And those are just a few of the tales from the road.
There will be more...coming soon!