After a 10 hour drive, we were headed right into New York traffic at the prime of rush hour. This was not the way that we wanted to end a very nice trip. We decided to stop just 2 hours from home at a campground off route 80 in the Delaware Water Gap area on the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. If you can believe it, we saw almost as much wildlife here than on our entire trip. We were greeted on the access road by deer. Surrounded at our site by huge ground hogs, chased through the campground at night by packs of raccoons, and yes believe it or not on the morning of our departure I saw a 400 lb black bear!! Sorry for the crappy pic, but it is the best I could do with my cell phone. We ended our adventure around a campfire talking about the highlights of our trip and debating where to go next year. Unfortunately as has been the tradition for the past 3 years, whenever we approach home, we run into technical problems. The world is definitely telling us something. The RV refused to start and I spent the next 6 hours on my back trying to find the problem.

last day

It turned out to be related to the leveling jacks which had been acting up throughout the trip. We were on the road early the next morning. As we drove through NY Kristi and I agreed that our RV nicknamed “Dottie” has served us well, but it is time to get something a little newer. After getting home, Dottie got a good bath and detailing and she is now listed for sale.

To all of our friends and family who have been following our blog, I apologize for the gratuitous spelling and grammar errors, but writing on the road leaves little time for editing. This is entry number 17. For those of you who only read entries as I send out emails, feel free to go back and look at the previous entries over the past 3 weeks.  To anyone who feels inspired to plan their own cross country adventure, please feel free to reach out to me. I am more than happy to help with any advice or resources that we have gathered over the years.

Happy Trails,

The Goldsmith Family