July 22, 2013

Getting out of NYC was just as much fun as getting in. Even though we called the city to find out which roads and bridges we could go on, got wonderful directions from relatives and checked the maps, we ended up on a dreaded parkway. Fortunately, just as we got on the parkway, we saw one of NYCs finest giving someone a ticket. We pulled over and asked for help. When he stopped teasing us, he told us we were okay and gave us directions.

My suggestion is that if you want to take any sort of vacation rig into the City and are not familiar with the parkways, expressways, ask for a police escort!

We made our way up I95 for what was supposed to be a two hour trip—it took about four hours because of traffic—and landed in Old Mystic. Originally we were going to stay three nights, but changed our mind and decided to stay two nights. No problem, except that they charged us four times for the three night stay! We thought $512 was a little steep for two or three nights! They are currently working on the problem and have given us our two nights free.  So, we are happy campers.

Today we went out to the seaport, had a great lunch and I took some pictures which I will post tomorrow. It’s a cute area and home to the Mystic Pizza restaurant on which the movie was based. I was told that the movie was actually shot in a nearby town, but the eatery was the inspiration.

Right now, Richard is getting the truck lubed and I’m doing laundry. It’s that sort of catch up day.

Tomorrow, we will move on and stop near Boston, Mass. I’m sure we won’t have any problems and find ourselves on the wrong road. At least I hope not!!

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