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Aug 14, 2012 - ... and The Hunt Begins!

Our trip from Delaware to our "new home at the KOA in Coatesville, PA was relatively uneventful. Penny's paper-packet was correct, Wanda kept us on route, and the brake cable seemed to make it through. The only disturbing event was the jump in gas prices from $3.65 to $3.74 in 24 hours! Ouch ... and we needed 56+ gallons! Once we crossed the Pennsylvania border Penny began reminiscing of her growing up in the area. The 20+ miles to the campground took us through some beautiful, thickly wooded area. The down side to this was how narrow and...

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Aug 2, 2012 - Day 7

Today we got to recover a bit from a lot of long days. we did some shopping in the morning and then visited Hopewell Furnace National historic site. It is a restored village where one of the earliest Iron Forges prospered in the colonial days. there were a lot of building and displays to see and the kids learned a lot. We checked in our campsite early and went swimming and bike riding. The girls did some laundry. We had a nice dinner and everyone was in their p.j's before 9. We'll pick up Tom tomorrow morning and head to Pocono for NASCAR...

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2012 road trip

Oct 23, 2007 - Back on the Road!

After our crazy day of packing yesterday, we still weren't done as of this morning. I got up early and tried to finish putting the rest of our stuff back in Marvie and making some food to leave with Grandma. The kids settled into their usual morning of being TV vegetables. Grandma Rose came over to say goodbye and decided to go for one more round of "pay the kids for their knowledge" that she started yesterday for quarters. Today, however, $10 bills were involved. Watch out Jeopardy! Uncle John and Aunt Paula also stopped over for coffee....

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Oct 19, 2007 - New York Back To Pennsylvania - Base Camp

As we drive to New York after spending the last 4 weeks on country roads, we get a bit of culture shock. We arrive in Manhattan in the morning for several meetings that Marty has with venture capital groups. Marty complains that he has to get dressed, after being in jeans since the start of our trip. It's unseasonably warm, from 75 to 80 degrees, and we still haven't unpacked our fall sweaters. The traffic is surreal to any person who doesn't fight this everyday. We get a hard lesson in having a car in New York. We knew it would be tough,...

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Oct 18, 2007 - Northampton MA to Danbury Connecticut

We wake up and we hit a wall. We're both tired today; rare for Marty, nicknamed by all who know him as the "energizer bunny". After four weeks, vacation is catching up with us. We need a vacation from our vacation. We decide to drive down to the Marriott Springhill Suites in Danbury, which is our overnight destination, and hang out in our room until our dinner with Tom Leahy, another college friend of Marty's. Today is a day to get caught up and relax. Charmaine gets her beauty rest, and Marty works on email. We meet Tom at the East Ridge...

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Jun 10, 2007 - Coatsville, pa

The weather has been hot and humid which resulted in a couple of thunder storms. The rain normally comes in the night so that leaves us with nice days. Ray Smigiel and his family were in the area for a wedding so we got together one evening for dinner. It has been a year since we seen the Smigiel family so we had a very enjoyable evening. This week we also spent a lot of time with the Grandchildren at a Baseball game, Horse riding practice and fireworks. At someone's insistence here are pictures of the Grandkids. Das Wetter ist heiƟ und...

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Jun 3, 2007 - Coatesville, PA

We traveled from Williamsburg, Virginia to Coatesville, Pennsylvania which is 20 miles north of Karen and the grandkids and 40 miles east of Claudia. We will be here for the next four weeks. Yesterday we went to Jeremy's baseball game. His team won and they are in first place. After the game we went and watch Kelly have her horse riding lessons. Last week she won two blue ribbons during a English Riding competition. Just before we left Williamsburg, VA, we went to Yorktown, Virginia to visit an Army Camp from the Revolutionary War. It was...

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