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Sep 13, 2012 - Heading south again, first stop Bedford, PA
On September 5th we started our trip south to our winter home in Foley, AL. We have given ourselves five weeks to get there and some portions of our trip our still not decided, I hope we can find some new fun places to see. We spent our first week on the road at the Friendship Village Campground in Bedford, PA. We didn’t really have a plan for what to see or do in the Bedford area but still managed to fill up the time quickly. After making our reservations at the campground we found out that it was “oldies weekend”, complete with a classic...Jump to full entry
Sep 6, 2012 - and the answer is . . . .
27 miles from Bedford to Cumberland, MD. Who knew! This morning we actually organized the kitchen without killing each other. It was tough going for a while however, since each of us wanted to be the organizer, and wanted the other one to be the "helper." This afternoon we went to Old Bedford Village, a "town" from the 1700s recreated. It's a little like Williamsburg (MUCH smaller scale) with people dressed in period costumes (mainly) and talking about the different crafts and work that people did there. If I can manage to upload some...Jump to full entry
Sep 5, 2012 - How far are we from Cumberland, Anyway?????
Today was productive, interesting, and thoughtful. This morning we tackled the bedroom, getting everything sorted out and organized. After lunch we drove up the road to the Flight 93 memorial. It is still hot here in Pennsylvania, 89 in our campground, 81 higher up the mountains at the site of the memorial. The leaves are just beginning to change color a little. It is very quiet and peaceful here in this huge meadow. The memorial is probably no more than 50% completed. There is a visitor center which contains large plaques that tell the...Jump to full entry
Sep 4, 2012 - second shake-down
We finally left home around 10 a.m., to pick up the trailer at Keystone where we store it --about 10 miles from our home. Later than we had hoped since Carmen decided to disappear for a while! At Keystone, of course, we couldn't get the trailer hitched to the truck. But: not our fault, the parts manager and the service guy couldn't get it hitched either. Turned out there was too much "solder crud" on the place where the handle was supposed to snap in. So Grumpie feels vindicated! We finally got on the road at noon -- heading north when we...Jump to full entry
Jun 3, 2011 - Bedford, PA
We took a couple of days’ break from driving home to explore this area of Pennsylvania. We didn’t know when we chose this campground that it was only 30 miles from the crash site of Flight 93 from September 11th. This year will be the 10th anniversary of the attacks, and they are working hard here to complete the permanent memorial before the anniversary date. Flight 93 was hijacked by four terrorists after takeoff from New Jersey (destination was San Francisco). There were forty total passengers. This plane was in the air when the other...Jump to full entry
Aug 28, 2010 - Bedford, Pennsylvania
I am positively sure you remember where you were and what you were doing the morning of September 11, 2001. That was the date that the United States of America was willfully attacked on our soil by cold blooded terrorists. Today Mary and I visited a field in the rural farming and mining village of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Here is where a temporary national memorial to those 40 brave and courageous crew and passengers of American Flight 93 who made up their minds to take back control of the plane from the terrorists who were on a course to...Jump to full entry
Jun 27, 2010 - Bedford Day 3
I awoke early this morning and went for a drive. There is nothing flat out here. You drive around mountains every where you go. Now I know what they mean when they refer to the locals as Highlanders. The weather has been great and the baby shower went great. * Troy and I went back to his fathers place and we shot his pistol in the back woods. We shot 40 rounds each and I only hit the circle five times. There is nothing like the smell of gun powder in the woods. * We all gathered back at the house while Sheree went thru her gifts. Later we...Jump to full entry
Jun 26, 2010 - Bedford, Pa. Second Day
We arrived here yesterday in good order and rested. We had a gathering of Sheree and Troy and his parents. We sat and talked till late. It got damp and cold and that broke it up. * That was OK with me . It got pretty smokey from all the campfires. I love the smell of a campfire but it was too many at the same time. It was like camping out in a Forrest fire. * I got up early and went for a drive. I went into downtown Bedford and went to see the Fort of Bedford. The shower is at one PM so we have plenty of time to get ready.Jump to full entry
Jun 25, 2010 - Bedford, Pa
Today we head to Bedford Pa.for a baby shower for our Daulter. It is mostly turnpike driving so we will have an easy drive. We will be staying at Friendship Village RV Park. We have stayed here once before. That was for a bridal shower. This time it is for a baby shower. The park is rated a 9 9.5 9 in the TL directory. I rate it a 7. The sites are too close together for me. * It is close to every one so we will stay there again.Jump to full entry
Sep 9, 2009 - Bedford PA - First leg home and first stop
Just made it into Bedford camp site about 4:30 pm and set up it was a difficult drive getting there since we had a serious power problem (lack of power to go up hills) Got on the American Coach Internet forum looking for advice and later that night I contacted Cummins (the coach engine manufacturer) and described the symptoms and he suggested a Cummins dealer about 37 miles north in Duncansville, PA. So we decided that would be our next stop so we could at least get someone to look into the power problem. Over night it rained and when we...Jump to full entry
Aug 19, 2009 - here we go....
Hi Everyone, We are finally on our way accross the USA. We are in Bedford at the Friendship Village Camp ground. It's nice with a lake and a grand view of the mountains. I have a fear of tunnels, but I did well with the 3 we traveled through to get here. Our motor coach rides real nice and it's great to sit up high and see things (for those of you who are short like me). We will be here tonight, then it's back on the road tomorrow. We miss you all, but this really rocks! Fondly Nancy and SteveJump to full entry