We made it out of Massachusetts just as the rains came and had a nice cool travel day through Rhode Island and Connecticut. It only took 39 minutes to cut through Rhode Island, long enough to ponder the validity of its name since it is not an island nor even a peninsula. In keeping with the theme of New England it should’ve at least been named “New Rhode,” but I digress.
My Grandma is an amazing woman and on June 30th she celebrated her 100th birthday! Such an accomplishment. We came into town to spend time with her for a few days. Our boys helped with some landscaping chores around her house.
The first evening my aunt and uncle hosted a BBQ at the campground where we both stayed. Grandma was even spry enough to tour our home which was really cool :)
The weather has been in the 90’s and very humid so we gave up on boon-docking in order to plug-in and have the comfort of A/C. We found a nice little tucked away park called Holiday Pines just off of I-80 near Langdon, PA. The bathrooms were nice and the playground was cute. Divagirl got her energy out before the mosquitoes came out in droves. Did I mention we were in the woods? Yup. Lush and green.
The next morning we got an early start, with a plan to stop and visit the Indian Caverns, not far off I-80, which broke up our day into two halves. The day was overcast with a light rain as we made our way along back-country roads towards the caverns. As we reached a fork in the road toward the end of our trip, with about a mile to go, I noticed a sign that said the fork was the end of the truck route, and there was an 8′ 2″ bridge coming up…but the GPS was telling me to turn! I panicked at the last minute and took the path to the right, and we quickly pulled over to try and figure out our options.
Part two of our journey to Pittsburgh. We’re back in dreaded Pennsylvania. Don’t get me wrong, the state is green and lush and gorgeous, but the driving (or in my case, riding) is slow and stressful. Today’s stop was Reptiland. Its easy to get to, just 6 miles off I-80.
This was Mr. S’s paradise! He had the camera and was busy snapping shots of the interesting creatures we saw. We got to see the alligators get fed “alligator chow” and some of the snakes got pinky mice (newborns). They are really well fed and the facility was clean.