We are Sam and Kim Wilkins and we are retired full time RVers in search of 70 degree weather. Our home is now a 42-foot fifth wheel.
We sold our home and most of our belongings in order to see what this great United States has to offer by way of beautiful scenery. Along the way we have met some of the nicest people.
When last we left you we were heading to the New England states. We left Gilmer County WV on August 21st heading north. Our first stop was a Harvest Host called Heritage Wine Cellars and parked in a field beside their business for the night and it was nice and quiet. Our next stop was Cooperstown NY. While there we drove to the Baseball Hall of Fame to take a look at some serious history for both mens and womens baseball.
Our next stop was Cape Cod/Boston KOA campground. While there we took a ride on a train showing us the Cape’s Canal, cranberry bogs and salt flats. The next day we visited Mattapoisett MA to see a lighthouse that was built in 1837. The next day we boarded Capt. John’s whale watching boat and road for an hour to the feeding grounds. We watched for 2 hours while calves and momma whales swam around giving us such a show. Seeing those magnificent animals up close was such a bucket list item and well worth the wait. Just as we were about to leave one of them came alongside just in front of us and gave a big blow of air and sprayed me. I hear that is good luck. Afterwards we visit Plymouth Rock, it’s smaller than one would expect and maybe not even the original but still a part of history.
Our next stop was Maine where we visited Acadia National Park for two days seeing so many beautiful views of the ocean. We rode a trolley into Bar Harbor which is a very busy tourist city. We drove up Cadillac Mountain where the views were spectacular. On top we met a couple from CT and made fast friends and when they found out we would be passing through their state soon they made plans for a visit. We stopped to enjoy a fresh Maine lobster, after all it is a rule isn’t it? The next day we did a lighthouse tour. First on the list was Marshall’s Point, built in 1832, the one featured in the movie Forrest Gump where he runs to one end of the US. Next was Owl’s Head, built in 1824, which had a few steps to climb as it was tiny but up high. The last ME lighthouse to visit was Breakwater, built in 1899, situated at the end of a breakwater wall made with granite 4347 feet long, it’s a bit of a walk but so worth seeing up close.
While at the campground in ME we were parked next to a couple and became friends, they live in Winchester VA. They found out our next state to visit was New Hampshire so they made reservations at the same campground and was right beside us there. We took a drive to see the many covered bridges and waterfalls in the area and enjoyed a late lunch. We plan to visit this couple in VA once they make it home from their trip. Meeting new friends is one of the reasons we enjoy this full time RV lifestyle.
I’m only halfway through our trip but have a full article so I will have to finish it in the next article. In the meantime if you see me I am happy to share pictures and stories with you.
Bzessings to you and yours.