A Travel Day

 Posted by at 4:06 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032010

We must have been worn out by a week of sightseeing, because yesterday we slept in much later than we expected to. But since we had not planned to take the Metro back into Washington, it really didn’t matter.

We puttered around the motorhome for a while, checking e-mails, reading some of our favorite RV blogs, and grumbling because Greg White got lazy and didn’t post a blog. Come on Greg, inquiring minds want to know what the heck you guys are up to!

Then we drove to Edgewater, Maryland to check out the Annapolis Elks Lodge. They allow RVing Elks members to dry camp, and we wanted to look at it as an alternative to commercial campgrounds when we get back in this area. We wanted to spend some time touring Baltimore on this trip, but two days of bad weather made us put that off this time around. The Elks lodge will be a good base for exploring that area when we return.

I also wanted to go to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, but they had some sort of security restriction in place and we were not going to be allowed on base. So instead, we drove back to Cherry Hill Park, and spent the rest of the afternoon at home.

That’s when I discovered that Dish Network had dropped the FX channel. What? No Sons of Anarchy? That’s not acceptable! I get really ticked off when companies change their programming and don’t give me what I signed up for and paid for. I have been a Dish customer for years, but last December when our motorhome was burglarized the thugs trashed our receiver, and Dish wouldn’t replace it for us, even though new customers get all kinds of freebies. Obviously loyal customers do not matter to Dish. I wonder if I can get my Winegard Trav’lr automatic rooftop TV dish adapted or reprogrammed to DirecTV?

We have had a good time visiting College Park and Washington D.C., but we are both ready to leave. This area is just too busy for us. The streets, the sidewalks, the stores and restaurants, they are just packed with people all of the time. I like people, just not that many people, all in one place!

Today is a travel day for us. We’re heading for the Chesapeake Bay Thousand Trails campground near Gloucester, Virginia. It looks like it will be about a three hour drive, so we should have an easy day.

We have not been to that area before, and we’re looking forward to seeing some new places. There is a lot of history in the region, from historic Jamestown, the Revolutionary War Yorktown battlefield, Civil War battlefields, plantations, and lots more.

But it won’t all be sightseeing. I need to get the next issue of the Gypsy Journal read to print while we’re there, and I’m really behind schedule in updating our websites. After being on the go pretty much non-stop ever since we left Arizona back in June, Miss Terry needs some downtime to decompress, get caught up on her projects, and maybe I can even talk her into making me some decadent dessert or her delicious cinnamon rolls while we’re there. Diet? What diet?

Thought For The Day – When somebody tells you nothing is impossible, ask him to dribble a football.

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  3 Responses to “A Travel Day”

  1. Don’t forget Williamsburg. Awesome place.

  2. Fox admits to demanding 50% increase in price.
    Charlie (CEO Dish) is looking out for us as well
    his bottom line.

  3. The Service Academies restricted access after 9/11 to protect our future officers. West Point does have a tour company operating from the Visitor Center which provides a good overview of the academy. Not sure what tour operates at USNA or AFA. But unless you have a valid reason, you just can’t drive on post any more. As a parent, it’s reassuring that at least for 4 years, your future officer is safe.

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