|Day 2: Did I mention that the lights went out in our van at 7pm yesterday evening? Trouble is the ceiling lights seem to be on sort of a time-switch. Whatever we haven’t accomplished within a few minutes we won’t be able to finish in the dark. That is unless we find a different light source. With the lights out there isn’t much one can do after dark, than go to bed. I’m positive that I was snoring through several hours right after 8pm. Before that, we were having a fit of uncontrolled giggling. Reason was we imagined what bystanders would be thinking if they knew that two older people were trying to be young again, sleeping in a van and then, to make it worse start giggling like 15-year olds. I’m sure that Molly down on the floor was wondering about why we people were having a fit.
Anyway, going to bed that early results in waking up early. Bea predicted 4am and 4am it was when we both started stirring around. The Wallymart parking lot was a very quiet one, so we got all the sleep we needed.
SIGNS ALONG THE ROAD
We started this early morning with a sugary hot tea and that was all, before hitting the road. We were still on I-495, which throws a wide circle to the west around Boston. It was after leaving the Interstate that our adventure really started. Traveling down a two-lane highway through a totally unknown area at daylight might be interesting, but it is nothing like that at dark. It was pitch-dark and this road leading through the Appalachians has a habit of many ups and downs and curves. Finally the dark turned a bit grey and as daylight came to America it went away, showing an overcast sky. Awww…
You drive – I sleep
Of course we tried to find a place where we could get a coffee but no such place was open on this Sunday morning. First after 6am we found a place, a Dunkin Donut, where I ordered coffee with cream no sugar and a chocolate for Bea. I also grabbed a bag of “Dunkin Donut coffee” as we had forgotten to take any coffee from home. The older woman asked me whether I was a Senior. Huh..?
“I’m sixty”, I said and received a seniors discount on the coffee. Olala…does it pay off to grow old?
Back in the van, I opened my coffee cup and bah….the coffee was black but the lady had put the unwanted sugar in it.
Now, let’s get to this stories topic, before you click yourself out of the show.
Typical old New England Brick-Town
From there we finally made it close to the State Line of Pennsylvania, but went north again ending our day just north of the town of Bath, NY. It is funny that we ended up here, as we actually bought our van at the VILLAGE of BATH,NB Canada. Was it for the name’s sake that we holed up here? No, it wasn’t – we were simply worn out after close to 12 hours of travel.