Thursday, July 25, 2013

We visit the Gap

Since we have been here in the Poconos, we have traveled Route 209 north through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area many times. Usually we are heading to the Walmart in Milford about 20 miles away. The picture above is one of the Ranger fee collection buildings at either end of Rt. 209.

Yesterday, we decided to travel south to the area of the Delaware River that is the actual "Water Gap." That highway on the other side of the river is Interstate 80.

Two mountains about 1500 ft. high are on either side of the river at the Gap.

This trail rises about 1300 feet and was too steep for us.

We crossed over and headed west on I-80 where the Appalachian Trail goes alongside the highway until it crosses at a bridge and continues south to Springer Mountain in Georgia. The trail starts in Maine at Mount Katahdin.

This a small section of the AT Kathy and I hiked.

Yes, there are bears up here. These are bear-proof trash containers.

This area is at the Kittitinny Visitor Center, unfortunately closed due to the sequester.

The water in this part of the Delaware is quite clear.

Silverthread falls is on a trail behind the Dingman's Ferry Visitor Center. Dingman's Ferry was an early crossing of the river and could accomodate horses as well as passengers.

This beautiful waterfall is Dingman's Falls. It is about a mile down the trail and there is a well constructed walkway along the whole trail.  This was the highlight of our day at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

We're still here!!

We are still alive and well and we will start blogging again! I must apologize for the lapse, but we can come up with any number of excuses. Forget the excuses, we're back!!

We left Florida heading for the Pennsylvania Poconos for a workamping assignment at the Timothy Lake Outdoor World Resort. We had a great winter in FL, but all good things must end. We stopped at the Mid-Atlantic resort The Oaks at Point South in Yemassee, sc for a couple of nights. Nice small park with lots of trees.
As I said, lots of trees

We also added some new chairs in place of the disintegrating Lazy Boy recliners we got 3 years ago

Our route took us through Alexandria, VA to bypass Washington, DC. Below is the George Washington Masonic Temple in Alexandria.

We stopped in Maryland for a few days to be with our youngest son Matt and his family before proceeding on to our jobs.

What an awesome sunrise at the Bar Harbor RV Park.

Our granddaughter Kirstin and "Bailey" were happy to see us.

Our son Matt and daughter in law Shelley

 Kathy with our grandkids Nathan aka The Nathanator and almost teenager Kirstin.

We had quite an enjoyabl and also uneventful trip of about 1150 miles. We will be here at Timothy Lake South until Labor Day. We'll make a stop in Indianna to get some work done on our motor home and then start the winter migration. First to Florida for doctors and then we are heading back west!.

Thanks for checking in with us. My intention is to make at least weekly posts and hopefully more often.