From May 27th until June 9th we were in 3 different locations....Laurel, DE at Trap Pond State Park; Hillsboro, MD at Tuckahoe State Park and then just outside of Washington, D.C. at Cherry Hill RV Park! The first two parks were in the middle of nowhere but we were able to see some good friends that lived close by...so that was fun!
On the drive from Williamsburg to Laurel, DE we got to experience our first HUGE bridge and tunnel. We had to pull over to turn off our propane before we could go into it but other than that, it was pretty easy. When we were at Trap pond we explored Rehoboth Beach and the park actually had bikes that we could take and use...so Eli was able to experience his first bike ride! He loved it! We didn't explore a ton around this area...just because there wasn't a ton to do...and it rained a few days so we watched movies, went for walks, played at the park, worked and relaxed.
Dan also had to perfect his parking skills as the spot they had advertised on their website was NOT big enough for a 40 foot RV....but he did it! It was really our only option because it was Memorial Day weekend. Our fault for waiting til the last minute...duh.
At Tuckahoe State Park we were about 30-40 minutes from any civilization...aka Walmart or any town :) and the only hookups we had were electricity. There were a lot of spiders...and bugs...but the park was gorgeous and so secluded you could barely see your neighbor!!
We were able to meet up with another one of our coaches, Laurie & Trey and their kiddos. They treated us to an incredible day in Easton...breakfast at their favorite coffee shop, shopping at the fish market and amish market, boat ride, ferry ride and then dinner at an all you can eat crab place so Dan could learn the ropes from Trey about how to eat those suckers. It's complicated...and I don't like to work so hard to get such a small piece of meat. I'm lazy...so I chose to get scallops instead. Haha!
In DC, we picked Cherry Hill specifically because we wanted to spend a couple days exploring and visiting the memorials, parks etc...and it was located just outside of the city. There were some long days (3 days), lots of walking and lots of money spent :) but it was so worth it. Our friend Angela and her son, Caleb came to visit for a day and she took some pretty fabulous pictures of our adventure and also of us as a family!
We visited almost all of the major monuments...a couple museums and Arlington Cemetery. My favorite part was on our last day there we had planned to go to the Holocaust Museum. However, we didn't realize you needed to get tickets ahead of time for the main exhibit...and all the day passes were gone by the time we got there. SUPER sad face. We figured we would just go in and take a look around. As we walked in I said a little prayer that we'd be able to get into the permanent exhibit and suddenly this woman walks up to us and asks if we have tickets. She had 2 extra that would let us into the exhibit right then...with no waiting (which was a huge blessing because Eli was sleeping)!! SO cool. He did end up waking up halfway through, but that's OK. It was SO worth it.
All in all we have really liked this area of the U.S!! The toll roads are kinda annoying...but we've had a blast meeting up with amazing people, seeing historical places and meet new friends!!
Stay tuned for our NYC adventures!!
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