2016 Travels travel blog

Carpe Diem at the Harrisburg PA Camping World

Carpe at Pilot/Flying J following a fill of diesel

Welcome to West Virginia

Welcome to Maryland

Welome to Pennsylvania


Mon, 06 Jun: One day, four states...

We had a very restful nite at the Winchester VA Camping World. It is located in an industrial/retail area and, once everything closes for the nite, it was very quiet. We slept so well that we were both up @ six but stayed in bed till seven enjoying not having to get out of bed.

Once up we got ourselves fed and watered, cleaned the coach, and got ready for the road. Bob rolled wheels @ 0910 and in short order he navigated the local streets and had us back on I 81 heading north.

Fifteen miles later, just south of the West Virginia state line, we pulled into a Pilot/Flying J for a few drams of diesel. Carpe still had more than half a tank, but fuel costs much more where we're heading so we added 40½ gallons just because we could (and saved about 35¢/gallon in the process).

Back on the interstate we crossed into West Virginia and 29 miles later into Maryland. Another dozen or so miles and we were in Pennsylvania. I 81 north near Gettysburg was interesting as it was a "Safety Corridor", which means the Troopers were out in force handing out citations like mad, and the fines are tripled. We diligently heeded the 55 mph limit and enjoyed the show.

North of Harrisburg we exited the interstate and got on US 22 north for three or so miles to the Camping World. They were very kind and made room for us in a site with 30 ampere power. The only drawback is that we're backed right up to US 22, but then again that's why they invented ear plugs.

Today's run was 129 miles with an overall fuel economy of almost 8¾ mpg. Also, Carpe Diem reached the 85,000 mile milestone during today's drive.

We'll complete our drive tomorrow when we drive into northwest New Jersey. We'll stay there for a week visiting Sandi's family. Happy days...



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