Our plan for the month of September was to park the RV in a campground, which we would use as a hub for some trips without it. We found Christmas Pines in Auburn, PA, about 45 minutes west of Allentown, which allowed us to pay for just the weekends. In return, we could leave the RV unoccupied in our spot for free during the week. (We opted to stay plugged in for $2/day.) That gave us freedom to come and go per our plan. While in the area, we explored a bit, taking in a local winery, distillery and brewery, and a chocolate factory.
As we made our way into Rochester, we realized we had a few minutes extra before we needed to meet up with our friends. So we drove straight north, past 104, past Seabreeze, past Don’s Original to the Irondequoit Bay inlet from Lake Ontario. On this late summer day, there were beachgoers sunning themselves, and the sailboats were coming back in from a day sail on the lake. As a cormorant sunned itself on a nearby rock, Dave reminisced about coming here as a child to his grandparents’ friend’s place on the shore.
It had been several months since we had visited Dave’s mom and sister who live near Allentown PA. So, we took several days to catch up with them as well. On our way back to the RV, we swung by the Hershey RV Show to checkout the latest offerings from the manufacturers and vendors. Not too much that excited us this year.
While standing in Wegman’s, Dave got the notice that the our pitch to save the CCC Cabins at Pocahontas was accepted by Preservation Virginia as one of the top 3 pitches to be considered for a $2,000 grant. Internet voting will take place here through October 1st. The winner will be announced at their annual conference on October 19th. If it’s not too late, we welcome your vote.
After 30 years, Cathy’s engagement ring had become so thin, that it wasn’t safe to wear it any more. We found a jeweler in Whitehall who reset the ring so it will last more than 30 more years. Not so sure about the finger that wears it. But it is lovely.