Trip Journal

Departure date: 09/05/2023

We taking a trip to Cape Cod – the very end of the State of Massachusetts. As always we included some wonderful sightseeing to and from the east coast. Come back, view our photos and we’ll try to make you feel as if you’re on our tour.

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September 5, 2023 Tuesday – So far today we stopped along the tollway for lunch at the Belvidere Oasis. The rest of day, we’ll drive to the Hampton Inn in Maumee Ohio.

September 6, 2023 Wednesday – A mornings drive until we arrived at Penn’s Cave. Warm, 80 to 90 degrees but a cool 52 degrees inside the cave. We climbed aboard our boats for a tour with a trip outside the cave for a ride on the lake. The drive through the Pennsylvania countryside was scenic spotting Amish farms, horses, and winding roads. Tonight we stay in Bloomsburg PA.

September 7, 2023  Thursday- Today, our attraction was the Norwalk Aquarium. We stopped first at the New Jersey Welcome Center. At the aquarium, shark, turtles and even a chance to  touch sting rays and jelly fish. A seal demonstration after lunch and we were on our way to Foxwoods Resort Casino A massive entertainment complex all under one roof.

September 8, 2023 Friday-Another day without rain in the 80’s. Two great tour stops today. First, the Mystic Seaport Museum. They rebuild ships here, and have a living history museum of an authentic seafaring village. You can board the ships and take a ride aboard a coal powered boat around the bay. After lunch, the most magnificent mansion in Newport Rhode Island, Vanderbilt’s Breakers. Amazing wealth on display and an easy tour to negotiate. Tonight we make it to Cape Cod and stay two nights at the Holiday Inn.

September 9, 2023 Saturday- Another great day starting in Provincetown Massachusetts going all the way to end of Cape Cod. A fun informative tour on the sand dunes in four wheel drive suburban’s enjoying the scenery and history. Some shopping and then the most amazing sight of 16 whales at once in a feeding frenzy. We got some good photos and witnessed whales breaching, diving and jumping out of the water. A pod of dolphins even made an appearance. On the way back to the hotel, we stopped for a lobster dinner.

September 10, 2023 – Sunday- Today we stopped at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge Massachusetts. All original artwork, portraits and every cover from years of the Saturday Evening Post are on display. A special exhibit from Tony Sarg is featured. Tony is the man behind the original Macys Thanksgiving Day Balloons and countless marionettes including some copies of Punch & Judy. Tonight we stay at the Hampton Inn in Syracuse NY.

September 11, 2023 Monday-some great stops today. First the weather was perfect at Niagara Falls. So much beauty and power of the falls to witness. Everyone had a great time. Lunch was at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls-delicious. Not too far done the road in Jamestown New York, The Lucy Desi  Museum. So much information, replica movie sets, props and costumes on display. We all love Lucy and this museum is the best. Tonight we stay at the Holiday Inn in Erie PA.

September 12, 2022 Tuesday-Our lunch break was at Cooks Bison Ranch. We had buffalo roast, sides and dessert. After lunch we boarded farm wagons out to the field where the bison are. We fed them pellets and and a fun time. Next we stopped at the RV Hall of fame in Elkhart IN for an interesting walk through their museum. Tonight we stay at the Springhill Suites in South Bend.

September 13, 2023 Wednesday- Back home again and the end to a wonderful tour. Next years trip to Cape Cod is planned for September 3, 2024.

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