|Lake Hammond Dam|
|Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, PA|
The alternative to taking this round would have been I-81 out of Binghampton, NY and all the one lane constructions area on it. There were 10 mile backups around Scranton, PA and numerous other places where southbound was down to one lane. I-81 is a heavily traveled road with a lot of trucks and one lane sections cause long delays.
Grant said his goodbys to his new found buddies and returned his two small crawdads to the creek and let them grow up.
Next to this group was a lady from New York and we gave her our plastic bottles that were worth 5 cents each since they have a deposit on them. Then the lady wanted to talk to Gerry about the motorhome and fulltiming. She is a tweener as they say. Taking care of elderly parents and also young grandchildren. She really wants to get on the road but can't. I feel sorry for her. One day the parents will be gone and the grandkids off living their lives and they will be too old to hit the road.
I filled up the motorhome at a local Rutters station at $3.75/gallon with the 4 cent discount card. Even then, it was a breathtaking sight to see over $300 on the diesel pump. This will last us until we head west around the end of September, so we can recover by then.
We have a couple more places to take Grant while he is with us. Gettysburg Battlefield is high on his list of places to visit and since we are 18 miles from the battlefield, there will be time to see it before his dad arrives on Saturday. They are scheduled to leave on Monday or Tuesday and we will miss him. We do plan on a week long visit in North Carolina once we head west, so we don't have to wait until next year.