Friday, May 11, 2018

Spring 2018 Trip: Day 72 - DRIVING DAY: North 340 Campground, VA to Carlisle, PA


Leaving Pocahontas State Park to take a break from traveling at the next location.
Starting milage: 77045.5 = Ending milage: 77230.7 = Total distance driven: 185.2 miles (not 191 miles, sorry)

Bidding goodbye to the North 340 Campground. It was pretty quiet as we got up at 8:00 and got the car hooked up and everything ready to go.

Driving on the 81 North from Virginia to West Virginia. At first we thought about a 130-mile drive. But feeling like the weather was nice and the roads were looking good (no construction or accidents) we went beyond West Virginia into Maryland. We needed to get some gas and so stopped by a Love's Travel Center.

Different states handle gas taxes differently, and I'm assuming that Maryland's taxes are a bit higher than those in Virginia. Back in the RV, we continued on the road going northward. Then we saw the sign for our destination state on our Spring 2018 trip: Pennsylvania!

Reaching our destination at an RV park in Carlisle, PA, we searched around for possible lunch ideas.Since it was looking like rain for most of the days we're here for, it's a good idea to have some food on hand just in case. We thought we got lucky when spotting a Korean/Japanese restaurant. I had a bad feeling when we pulled into the completely empty parking lot.

I jumped out of the car and up to the door. Looks like this place is closed for the entirety of our stay here in Carlisle.

Looking up another location, we stopped by Nagoya Japanese Restaurant in Lemoyne. Right next door was the Dong Yang Food Market which had some essential Korean snacks. Since we didn't know if we'd be wanting to travel from the park on Saturday, we made another stop to Wally World to get even more supplies. Needless to say, by the time we came back we were exhausted. But our solitude in this row was to be short-lived.

On both sides where once were empty spaces when we left were now host to travel trailers. In the distance is the sound of children laughing and dogs yapping. The rain may be an unwelcome visitor to all the campers, though. It's not looking promising for those hoping for clear skies for the weekend.



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