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Jul 30, 2015 - Heading home

July 30th: Carol, Rodger, and I met at the campground about 8:00am to start our journey home. Tom decided to stay one more night before heading for Michigan. At London, Ontario Carol split off from us to continue to Michigan to stay with her daughter for a while. Hopefully they'll get busy on her coach soon. Crossing the border was one of our worst. First we went through the wrong lane, got shouted at, rigs searched, veggies and eggs confiscated, and given a lesson on what we were supposed to do next time. As I mentioned that I was just...

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Jul 28, 2015 - Niagara Falls

July 27th: Not a great day. We, Rodger, Tom, Carol and I left Seneca Falls about 8:00am heading for Niagara Falls. At about 10:00am In Avon, NY about 80 miles from our destination, an old gentleman turned right out of a gas station/diner and plowed right into Carol's motorhome. The door was jammed shut, and the whole front fiberglass cap was torn off. Luckily she was not hurt, just extremely shaken up. The man's truck was demolished, he said he just didn't see her, and that she had hit him. I was right behind her and saw it all. The coach...

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Jul 25, 2015 - ........still New York City

July 24th: Looked forward to our bus trip from the campground into Manhattan. Having taken it several times before and had a great time, we were pretty disappointed with the day as a whole. Traffic was absolutely horrendous making the going very, very slow, and making our time at planned stops, very short. First stop was Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty. Nice ferry ride across the Hudson River, managed to walk around the base of it before being herded back to the return ferry. By now it was lunch time and we were taken to Grand...

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Jul 22, 2015 - New York City, here we come

July 21st: Another travel day. This time only 161 miles, and, we cannot check in to the campground until 2:00pm. So, with a late start and road construction that was not a problem. Already getting hot and sticky. Can't make us happy, either too cold and windy or too hot. Had our happy hour meeting to discuss our city plans. Taking the bus tour from the park on Friday, visiting all the high spots with someone else doing the driving. Wednesday and Thursday we'll ride the train in and visit what the tour does not cover. In the evening we took...

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Jul 13, 2015 - Berlin

Hello from Berlin! We arrived a little before 7:00AM local time in Berlin. We exited our plane directly onto the tarmac and then were shuttled to the immigration and luggage retrieval areas. Long lines led up to a quick passport check and we were in. After locating our luggage we headed on a 5 minute walk from terminal C to terminal A to locate the Globus representative and our transfer to the hotel. We got into the general area about an hour and a half early so we hopped online to get some coffee and get our bearings. I LOVE EUROPEAN...

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Jul 12, 2015 - At The Gate

Bob and I are getting ready to head out for our next eagerly anticipated adventure. Our trip takes us to Eastern Europe this time! We are currently at the gate waiting for our Air Berlin plane to arrive and whisk us off to Germany, where we will start and end our tour. We have been steadily saving since our last big trip for this one and are both very excited the day has finally arrived. We are traveling with Globus again as we both love the "sit back and relax we have everything taken care of" tour concept. It's not for everyone...you have...

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Jun 9, 2015 - Our final day and coming home

*Thursday 4 June Day 88 (18) - Kent - London It was quite cold first up but at least the sun was out occasionally. We packed all our stuff up but decided to have our last hurrah of English sightseeing and visit a local National Trust house and garden before saying our goodbyes to Jackie and drive up to London. We drove to Tenterden to visit Smallhythe Place, a National Trust property in the heart of the Wealden countryside. It was once the site of Medieval ship building when Tenterden was a port. I never knew that the River Rother was...

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Jun 8, 2015 - Day 10. NYC

A very productive day so far. Started the day off with a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral. Quite impressive. Many notable people were barrier from there. Jackie Onassis. Robert Kennedy and Babe Ruth are a few names you would recognize. From there we walked to Rockerfellor center. Saw Tamaran Hall outside. Then stood if front of the window and saw Al, Tamaran and Willie as they started the 9am hour of the show. We then proceeded to the TopOf the Rock to view the city from 68 floors up. A spectacular view!!! On to pier56 and a tour around...

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Jun 4, 2015 - Kent, with Jane, Jackie and Mandy

*Monday 1 June Day 85 (15) - London - Kent - staying with Jane We left London and had a quick run through to Ashford. I wanted to see the town that I grew up in and went to school at so we drove into the town centre. It's a lot bigger than it was - more built up of course but there was so much I remembered. We drove past my old school and saw a lot of the buildings in the main streets that I remembered so well. We then drive to Orlestone Church where we worshipped as kids, I played the organ for evensong as a teenager and where I and my...

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Jun 2, 2015 - Touring the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River

6-2-15 A tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and East River Today is our last full day in the Big Apple and it’s still raining. We decided to take a water taxi tour of the East River area and the Brooklyn Bridge in spite of the weather and hope for the best. Turns out, the weather is supposed to clear up tomorrow just in time for us to leave. We took the 9:15AM "NY Waterway" ferry from Liberty Harbor right out the front door of our RV park. This ferry took us to Pier 11 near Wall Street in Manhattan. Pier 11 serves a number of ferry lines so we...

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Jun 1, 2015 - Another rainy day, New York City

6-1-15 Another rainy day, New York City Well, our intentions were good. We had planned to head over to the mall, park the truck then get over to New York and do something. Part of the plan worked, we got to the mall. Julie decided that she would stay in the mall and shop if I wanted to go out in pouring rain and look for trains and ferries. It was raining hard. Unlike New Orleans, the rain here is cold. The poncho I was wearing did little to keep me dry. I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to find train stations and ferry boats, but it...

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May 31, 2015 - London with Penny

*Tuesday 26 May Day 79 (9) - Wellingborough - staying with John and Vicky John and John were off playing golf by seven while Vicky and I had a quiet morning chatting. Elizabeth (John and Vicky's younger daughter) came over with Rowan and Oak at eleven. It was a much nicer day although still quite cool. The boys weren't expected to get home until around one as they were going to visit Betty, another relative of John's, on the way home from golf. Betty is a cousin (daughter of his mum's sister) and she lives with her son Roger. We leave for...

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