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November 4, 2017
Westover and Berkeley Plantations from ... Cat Patches

The weather was warm and sunny yesterday, and we took a drive along Plantation Road to visit Westover. Plantation Road was about 30 minutes from the RV park, and it was a pretty drive.


Along the way we saw signs directing us to about half a dozen different plantations. From my review of the associated websites, I knew that some of them are still private residences, owned by the original families, and that only some were open to the public. At Westover, we were on the honor system as to our $5 admission fee, and we strolled the grounds on ...

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Westover and Berkeley Plantations from Cat Patches

The weather was warm and sunny yesterday, and we took a drive along Plantation Road to visit Westover. Plantation Road was about 30 minutes from the RV park, and it was a pretty drive.


Along the way we saw signs directing us to about half a dozen different plantations. From my review of the associated websites, I knew that some of them are still private residences, owned by the original families, and that only some were open to the public. At Westover, we were on the honor system as to our $5 admission fee, and we strolled the grounds on ...

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October 16, 2017
New York City: Day Two from ... Cat Patches

We packed a lot into a day yesterday. We had a plan and an agenda, but it was still hard not to think we'd sort of bumped into our destinations by accident. Here's what we did.

Our first stop was to be Central Park. We were to take PATH to the New York side, then walk to another subway station where we would board the C train to Columbus Circle. That was all well and good, but it was here we discovered a weakness in Google Maps. For some reason, it had us walking to a different station ...

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New York City: Day Two from Cat Patches

We packed a lot into a day yesterday. We had a plan and an agenda, but it was still hard not to think we'd sort of bumped into our destinations by accident. Here's what we did.

Our first stop was to be Central Park. We were to take PATH to the New York side, then walk to another subway station where we would board the C train to Columbus Circle. That was all well and good, but it was here we discovered a weakness in Google Maps. For some reason, it had us walking to a different station ...

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October 12, 2017
Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island from ... Cat Patches

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we started off lazy in the morning. After a breakfast of Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes,


Mike went back to bed while I performed my most important task of the day...updating the states on the side of the RV. I'd already added the great State of Maine while we were in Bar Harbor...


Yesterday morning, I added Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Both states are tiny on our map, but I needed tweezers for Rhode Island.


My friend Debbie who blogs at Woolen Sails has been our virtual tour guide in Rhode Island. Thank ...

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Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island from Cat Patches

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we started off lazy in the morning. After a breakfast of Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes,


Mike went back to bed while I performed my most important task of the day...updating the states on the side of the RV. I'd already added the great State of Maine while we were in Bar Harbor...


Yesterday morning, I added Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Both states are tiny on our map, but I needed tweezers for Rhode Island.


My friend Debbie who blogs at Woolen Sails has been our virtual tour guide in Rhode Island. Thank ...

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October 7, 2017
Acadia National Park from ... Cat Patches

We're camped at a Bar Harbor KOA for at least one more night. It's possible we'll decide to stay one more, but that remains to be seen. Yesterday, we drove the short distance to see the sights at Acadia National Park. We were promised a 10% chance of rain and partly sunny skies, and so it looked as if it would be a nice day for sightseeing. This is a big bucket list item, and so we were ready for a good day when we rolled up on this sign.


The park is divided into at least ...

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Acadia National Park from Cat Patches

We're camped at a Bar Harbor KOA for at least one more night. It's possible we'll decide to stay one more, but that remains to be seen. Yesterday, we drove the short distance to see the sights at Acadia National Park. We were promised a 10% chance of rain and partly sunny skies, and so it looked as if it would be a nice day for sightseeing. This is a big bucket list item, and so we were ready for a good day when we rolled up on this sign.


The park is divided into at least ...

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September 30, 2017
Niagara Falls from ... Cat Patches

We had the most marvelous day exploring both the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls. It's hard to know where to start, but I guess the beginning is always the best place. For that, I need to back up to yesterday afternoon. First off, you need to know the state of the states:


We added Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, and the Great State of New York to the side of the RV. Ta-da!

Also, we needed to do some grocery shopping. Along the way we noticed the name of these towns (Tonawanda) on some of the signs. Here ...

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Niagara Falls from Cat Patches

We had the most marvelous day exploring both the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls. It's hard to know where to start, but I guess the beginning is always the best place. For that, I need to back up to yesterday afternoon. First off, you need to know the state of the states:


We added Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, and the Great State of New York to the side of the RV. Ta-da!

Also, we needed to do some grocery shopping. Along the way we noticed the name of these towns (Tonawanda) on some of the signs. Here ...

read more
September 27, 2017
Pancake Bay Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada from ... Cat Patches

It was a rather boring day of driving in the rain yesterday. There are almost no pictures to show for the day until we arrived at our final destination of Pancake Bay Provincial Park. That is not to say I didn't take any pictures...oh no. It's just that none of them turned out because they were taken through rain-streaked windows. Nevertheless, I do have a few things to show you.

The most exciting part of the day was realizing we'd picked up a big chunk of wood in one of our tires while leaving Pukuskwa National ...

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Pancake Bay Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada from Cat Patches

It was a rather boring day of driving in the rain yesterday. There are almost no pictures to show for the day until we arrived at our final destination of Pancake Bay Provincial Park. That is not to say I didn't take any pictures...oh no. It's just that none of them turned out because they were taken through rain-streaked windows. Nevertheless, I do have a few things to show you.

The most exciting part of the day was realizing we'd picked up a big chunk of wood in one of our tires while leaving Pukuskwa National ...

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September 19, 2017
Theodore Roosevelt National Park: North Unit from ... Cat Patches

We had a perfectly lovely day exploring the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. After three solid days of heavy rain, the sun was a welcome sight. The temperatures were warm, but not too hot, and really, we couldn't have asked for better weather. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we explored the south unit of the park back in 2014, and you can read that blog post right here.

The north unit of the park is small and could easily be seen on a day trip without spending the night. We spent two nights in the ...

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park: North Unit from Cat Patches

We had a perfectly lovely day exploring the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. After three solid days of heavy rain, the sun was a welcome sight. The temperatures were warm, but not too hot, and really, we couldn't have asked for better weather. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we explored the south unit of the park back in 2014, and you can read that blog post right here.

The north unit of the park is small and could easily be seen on a day trip without spending the night. We spent two nights in the ...

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September 18, 2017
Blogging on the Fly from Cat Patches

As I'm writing this, we've been out of touch for a couple of days. We're stopped for lunch overlooking beautiful Lake Sakakawea in New Town, North Dakota...the Great Plains. I'll have to tell you more about the lake and the overlook later. For now, I'm on limited battery time, and I want to cut and paste something I wrote days earlier after we left our Harvest Host in Miles City, Montana.


Cutting and pasting now:

As I’m writing this post, I’m seated at our table inside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There is ...

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Blogging on the Fly from ... Cat Patches

As I'm writing this, we've been out of touch for a couple of days. We're stopped for lunch overlooking beautiful Lake Sakakawea in New Town, North Dakota...the Great Plains. I'll have to tell you more about the lake and the overlook later. For now, I'm on limited battery time, and I want to cut and paste something I wrote days earlier after we left our Harvest Host in Miles City, Montana.


Cutting and pasting now:

As I’m writing this post, I’m seated at our table inside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There is ...

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