We took a couple of days to drive to Richmond to drop off our son’s car. While in the area we visited with the grandkids and our daughter Bonnie. We took a few hours to stop by Pocahontas State Park, to review the impressive progressive on this year’s group cabin sites and to sort out some supplies. While there we met Michelle, the new volunteer coordinator and checked in with Twila and Becky in the office.
We’ve taken several train trips in the past, but our trip south from Pennsylvania this time would be our first time in a “roomette”, basically a small sleeper car on Amtrak's Silver Star route. Still trying to social distance, this seemed to be the safest way to travel by train. However, the first leg of the trip would be by bus – from Allentown to downtown Philadelphia. We were relieved with the large bus had only 12 people on board, including us and the driver. We double-masked and relaxed for a 90 minute ride.
All in all, we enjoyed our trip on the Silver Star in our “roomette”, and would consider doing it or something similar again. It would be more fun post-Covid to enjoy time in the Dining car or an observation car on the routes out west.
Having some first hand experience with the T-mobile internet at Mom’s house, we decided to try it for ourselves and we’ve been very pleased. It’s very reasonably priced and the internet speed is great and reliable. We’ll see how it functions as we travel.
Just before we left Jacksonville, we noticed that the RV’s interior temperature was rising even though the AC was on. The RV’s In-Command system showed the AC to be on, but the current temperature was registering 80 degrees, even though the AC was set for 74 degrees. To fix it, all we did was turn the AC off and back on. And the AC kicked on as expected. Since we were going to have some hot days while we were away, we decided to activate a feature on the In-command to allow us to monitor and control the RV’s systems remotely. By hooking it up to WiFi, we could check an app on our phone while away and ensure all was well. And it worked as designed. Luckily the AC stayed on while we were away.
This lovely flower was blooming outside our hotel near Richmond.