So Long Phoenixville . . . Hello North Jersey
With Charlie still resting at Bob K. Marine in Spring City, PA, we needed someplace to lay our heads for a couple of nights. Once again the Kapusta’s came to the rescue and opened their unofficial B&B to us. We are very familiar with the rules at the Kapusta B&B after spending an extended time there after selling our house and before hitting the road last year. After our late arrival on Friday night we were both ready for some rest. Hugs, a quick snack, lights out!
After a long day of driving from Waldo, OH on Friday, we were a tad bit lazy on Saturday morning. I’m not sure exactly what time we got up, but we definitely missed the scheduled breakfast at the B&B, and barely made brunch. Ok, it was closer to lunch than brunch. No biggie, our schedule wasn’t too crowded on Saturday. We lounged around until late afternoon when we met up with one of Betsy’s former employees, and neighbors of the Kapusta’s, Anthea and her husband, Rick. They wanted to take a tour of Charlie while we were in the area. We spent a couple of hours catching up with them and showing them Charlie’s finer points. He loves to show off for friends and family! After saying our goodbyes to Anthea and Rick, we stopped in to see my dad one last time before we leave the area. We had a nice time sitting and talking with him before he headed to the dining room for dinner. It is comforting to see him settling into his current residence. For an 85 year old man, he is actually in pretty good health. We stay in touch with him via the phone while we travel, but it is always great to spend time with him in person. One last dinner with the Kapusta family (Yes, it’s more than a Bed & Breakfast!) before moving north.
Sunday morning was moving day for us, but definitely not a typical moving day. We woke up early (Well, at least earlier than yesterday!), gathered up all of our things from their house and drove to get Charlie. The Big Tow’er and Charlie were patiently waiting for us when we arrived and were happy to get back on the road. We think they really enjoyed their time with all of the boats in storage, but they are happiest safely moving around the country and providing us with a comfortable home.
Our destination for the day was Fla-Net Campground (see our review here) in Netcong, NJ. We chose to not take the shortest route, but instead we chose the path with the most highway driving. Betsy and I both agree we are most comfortable driving our home on highways. Some people prefer non-highway driving and that’s ok too. The Big Tow’er runs best at highway speeds with the least amount of braking and downshifting. We arrived at Fla-Net Campground and settled into our site. We really had no plans during our two night stay at Fla-Net, which was nice. We had done a lot of running around the past couple of weeks and spent time with both of our families. It was nice to take a deep breath and spend some time in Charlie. We blogged, researched our upcoming travels to New England, and pretty much chilled out. The weather was overcast and cool during our stay, but it was always a pleasant 72 degrees inside Charlie and we were thankful for that. Let’s head further north!