The month of May was one of reconnecting with friends and family as we visited in the Northeast. Before I arrived, I took a side trip to Ireland with my friend Barbara, then for a month we parked on the rural property of friends in Mountainville, New York, where we enjoyed sweeping views of fields and forests. Mark took his own excursion, biking from Geneva through France with his sisters and their husbands.
A visit with my mother in Bangor, Maine, was a highlight of our stay. We will be back to celebrate her 99th birthday in October, but wanted to take her out in our rig so she could better understand what our life is like on the road. I think she liked it.
Back in Mountainville, spring beckoned.
The beauty of the Hudson Highlands was revealed during hikes up Schunnemunk Mountain with friends.
At the Memorial Day parade in the village of Cornwall-on-Hudson I saw many of my old friends and captured the Civil War troopers and local fire departments on video.
I had a chance to catch up with my lively book group and to have meals with friends, .
Without doubt, the best of all moments were those I spent with my two sons who now live together in New York City. They came up to hang out at the rig and we all took a hike.
Thank you to Bea, Kurt and family for letting us park out in Mountainville! It was a welcome dose of friends and family as we prepared for a 4,500-mile journey to Alaska and another year on the road!
Listen as Johnny Cash & Lynn Anderson tear it up.
Where we are today.