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Sep 4, 2014 - On the Road Again

We left home today on the second leg of our trip, but not without drama. Ringo stayed home while we went to Atlantic City last week, but he will be traveling with us this trip. This morning everything was packed in Winnie and all that was left was to round up Ringo, get him in his carrier, and take him out to Winnie. Easier said than done. Sue got him to get on our bed with her melodious voice. I brought the carrier to the bed and as soon as Ringo saw it he wanted no part of it. He tried to bolt while Sue held him, but he finally clawed her...

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2014 Cross Country 2

Oct 11, 2013 - Going To The Movies In New Jersey

Still raining here, so after visiting with a friend in Red Bank, we decided to go to the movies. We went to ACM in Freehold....or maybe it's AMC, I don't know....I do know it's the chain that will not allow you to enter the theater with a legally owned handgun, but no problem if the gun is illegal and your plan is to slaughter a bunch of patrons....but I digress. We saw "Captain Phillips"...go see it, it's really good. And what a great theater...ten bucks per ticket, huge leather reclining seats, fourteen dollars for a bag of popcorn and a...

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Oct 10, 2013 - The Trials of Pathfinder

So here's the good news...we are safely ensconced in our campsite...we had a great time today visiting with friends we hadn't seen in twenty years...the weather isn't as bad as was predicted. Here's the bad news...we are in New Jersey with its overabundance of folks who have been waiting all of their lives for the opportunity to make life miserable for the old Pathfinder. I'm going to give you just a few examples: Pathfinder thought he would take some jeans to a cleaners, since all summer long they were just laundered, not ironed...time to...

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Oct 26, 2012 - Bailing out ahead of the storm

Plans were to leave here tomorrow, but storm updates and call from my buddy Ron have convinced us to bail early....we are hoping to be in Winchester VA by this evening. Almost 300 miles and not leaving until noon but we are convinced it's the safe thing to do. Sorry we will miss coastal NC but there are worse places to be than the Shenandoah Valley. Pathfinder

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Oct 23, 2012 - Wrapped Up Newport...on to New Jersey

Our last full day in Newport was spent checking out the Doris Duke mansion, and having a meal at the Red Parrot. The Duke mansion is huge. Sorry but no pictures because no cameras are allowed inside. Ms Duke left the home to a restoration society in Newport with the stipulation that it had to remain furnished exactly as it had been during her last days there. It is an amazing place to see. Some of her stuff was over the top, but a lot of it was high-end stuff, but worn. Perhaps because she let a pack of dogs run loose inside of the home....

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Jun 4, 2011 - Exploring Red Bank and Ocean Grove

We spent the day revisiting the old sites we were familiar with during our Army days. We drove along the shore at Asbury Park, drove through Fort Monmouth, and drove by the boarding house in Ocean Grove. No parking in Ocean Grove as there was massive garage sales. Looked like some were trying to make their next morgage payment. We had to beg to get on the Fort but the guard relented. We also checked out the house where we lived in Red Bank. The house is gone but the landlords house (Ozzie Green) was still there. The area has not changed...

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Steele summer 2011

Jun 3, 2011 - To Freehold, NJ

We drove 170 miles today so tried to plan our trip according to commuter traffic. Me thinks we did a good job! We left Cherry Hill Campground at 10:15 and took I-95 to Baltimore. The traffic was moving nicely and we encountered absolutely no problems. It was fun crossing the Susquehana and Delaware Rivers. We decided to drive the New Jersey Turnpike to avoid downtown Philadelphia. Don't know what we missed, but the turnpike was a good choice. We arrived (via Betty's instructions) at the Pine Cone Campground about 3:30. It's a nice place...

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Steele summer 2011

Feb 26, 2010 - Winter at Pinecone

After finishing some work in North Jersey, it's time to hit the road for Ohio. The snow on Friday made it a little tough to get started. Once I got the car hitched up to Winnie, I could barely get started on the snow covered roads in the campground. The snow over by the coast wasn't as bad as further inland and the road west (I195) was pretty clear. I'm hoping to make it to Somerset, PA by night fall.

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Oct 23, 2008 - Freehold, NJ

We made a quick stop in Freehold to visit with Cindy and Lionel Menard. Terry and Cindy have been friends since childhood and we try to visit them whenever possible. We had a great time at their house and Lionel cooked a great dinner for us. They look good and are doing great. Next stop Holtwood, PA

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Adventures in 2009

Nov 6, 2007 - Jersey City - Freehold

The rain has set in overnight, which means it is time to go. We retrace our steps to get out of town, we want to try Hwy 1/9 which runs parallel to the Jersey turnpike, but is not a toll road. When we get there, the road splits and there is a huge lineup for the Hwy 1/9 direction, so we decide to go on the Turnpike. More tolls, which make no sense. It costs $12 to cross a bridge but you can go for 20 miles on $1.25 in a different spot. We need all eyes to read the road signs to make sure we are heading in the right direction, because exits...

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Oct 14, 2007 - Turkey Swamp, New Jersey

Oct. 14 Up early and out the door, that is after three of us have fought for the bathroom, had breakfast and everyone had a mug of something to drink for the ride to the train station. We head down to the Battery to get tickets for the ferry ride to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty. The line is huge so we check out Castle Clinton, Wall Street, and then head over to the Brooklyn Bridge. Eventually we have walked across the bridge and we get lunch at a small restaurant in Brooklyn. Next it is a subway to Coney Island where we take a few...

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Oct 12, 2007 - Morristown, New Jersey

Oct 12 50395 9:00 It rained all night and was still raining as we left camp. We are now an hour down the road and the sky is blue with a few wispy clouds. The wind is really blowing however so it will be a long run for just 100 miles. We made a stop at the Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown. This was the site or Washington's encampment during the winters of 1777-1778 and 1779-1780. The encampment was on the site of the Henry Wick farm. Wick was a very prominent farmer/rancher during the late 1700's and owned over 1200...

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