Yesterday morning we left New Jersey fairly quickly - were close to the New York state line. We spent about half the drive in New York. We left the Poconos & thru the Taconic Range - not sure if we drove thru the Catskills & Berkshires, couldn't really tell on the maps. While they're not mountains like the Rocky Mtns or Sierra Nevadas (we saw an elevation map at the top of one grade that said 959' & another that was over 1,100'), they are beautiful. When we entered Connecticut, we were in the Taconic Range of the Appalachian Mtns. We've heard about these mountains all our lives - first time actually being there.
Seems like driving in 3 states should take longer than the 4 hours we drove today. And we're really close to a 4th state - Rhode Island.
We're settled into the Seaport RV Resort & Campground - not cheap but nice & clean. We only have water & electric but pump-out service as often as you need is included.
According to the weather report yesterday evening, we're having a heat wave here. Evidently there were too many a/c's running - a transformer exploded about 6:30 pm & we were without power until about 10:00. (That's why we're posting early this morning!) We spent a lovely evening outside. Overheard a neighbor saying that she & the kids were here for the summer with hubby coming down on weekends. Think that's another East Coast thing that started in the days before air conditioning - families spend the summer in the mountains or at the coast where it was a little cooler & the husbands stay in the city to work during the week.
Today we start exploring the area. More later...