Well…we arrived at the Shangri-La campground after a long and very painful - and then beautiful drive. Good thing - our day ended at Shangri-La!
Man oh Man…the drive out of Canada and into New York was brutal. It all started when our GPS routed us thru the Thorold Tunnel. So you ask - What could be worse than this? Yep you guessed it - CONSTRUCTION IN THE TUNNEL! One lane - with cement barriers on both sides. Immediately we thought - we cannot go thru here…and then saw a semi coming out the other side - whew! While we didn’t want to go thru it - atleast we knew we would fit. Tom drove thru it - without a hitch and afterwords - he thanked me for not saying a word. LOL - i was petrified…but I was also - so proud of him.
Soon after the tunnel - we went across the border via the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge - which was also under construction and only 1 lane with cement barriers on either side. Not only this but - we were in line with many, many trucks - all creeping across the bridge. There were so many of us on it at the same time - I worried about terrorists - all those construction guys, all those trucks and us in the middle - ACK! After we got thru that we had a few more narrow - tall bridges to go over in New York and then the crappy NY roads… All this in the 1st hour or so.. Brutal I tell you - Brutal.
I wondered if the 1st hour was a sign of things to come - but thank the Lord for U.S. 15 in Pennsylvannia. What a beautiful road and the scenery was amazing.. it looked like a postcard. Some very long steep grades - mind you, but just a breathtaking drive. We only had one little scare in PA - when we came upon a 12’10 bridge. We pulled off to verify our Bus height. While scrambling for the answer - we noticed our GPS was re-routing us around the bridge via some side roads. Fate I tell you. We could have made it - (Bus is 12’7) - I’m glad we never had to try.
Oh yes - and then there is Shangri - La…Take a look at these campsite pics.. pretty nice - eh??? Great place - about 5 miles south of Milton, PA. After that drive - we decided to stay here 2 nights. On Friday, we went to the big RV show in Hershey, PA (about 1 hour south). WOW - great show…..weather was nice and we met the owner of Tiffin Motorhomes, Bob Tiffin. Tom talked with him quite some time. After seeing some other manuf. 2006’s - we would still pick the Bus. We love it.
Next stop - Richmond, VA - our final stop before Home! Lucy
Notice - the critical camping gear - my laptop!