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.
While in Vermont we went to Ben & Jerry’s and took a tour of their ice cream factory. The flavor of the day was chocolate chip cookie dough and we got to sample the dough chunks the put in the ice cream. After the tour we got a free sample of their Dirt Cake ice cream. We paid our respects at the Flavor Graveyard where old flavors are put to rest.
In my last article I mentioned we met a very nice couple on top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia Nat. Park who were from Connecticut. We found out they were from a fishing port town called Mystic. If you’ve been following us for any length of time you know that I love to incorporate movies into our travels, and I’d seen a movie called Mystic Pizza so I asked if their town had anything to do with the movie and was very pleased to find it is where they actually filmed it. As promised Karin and Peter came to the campground where we were staying, picked us up and then took us to Mystic to show us their town and take us out to dinner. We had the most marvelous meal at the S & P Oyster Bar and learned so much about their town. We’ve made lots of friends on our travels and hope to see them again.
The last New England state to visit was Delaware. We were lucky to find a site to spend the night as most campgrounds were starting to fill up with “Leaf Peepers”. We spent the evening winding down and discussing how blessed we were to see so many beautiful places. We also decided we may have to come back to a short visit because we totally missed the state of Rhode Island. It is the smallest NE state after all.
After arriving back at Lost River Campground in West Virginia my friend, Amy, and I went on our fourth annual pilgrimage to Lancaster PA to Sight and Sound to see the production of Moses. I am always amazed at how they bring these Bible stories to life. If you’ve never been, we highly recommend you give it a try.
I was blessed to help with an apple butter boiling in Mathias and got to visit with many friends I’ve known for years. I brought home a quart of the finished product, too!
My sister, Dawn, and I traveled to Portsmouth OH to visit my Aunt Carolyn who is 79 years old and still very feisty. She is the last of my mother’s siblings so we ask so many questions trying to learn some of our family history.
I visited Debbie Wilkins in New Market and, for the second year in a row, we made horseradish. We laughed through tears as the room filled with very pungent fumes, it seems the horseradish becomes much stronger with a dry year. What fun we had while we cleaned out our sinus’.
The leaves are starting to turn the most beautiful colors. Fall is my favorite season and we love being here in WV during this time of year. I would much rather “leaf peep” in my home state than anywhere else. We are so very blessed to witness God’s magnificent beauty.
Blessings to you all until next time.