Something I wrote as advice about two years ago. Thinking about it now; maybe worth sharing to a wider audience:
You can regret, and still build from where you are. Regret is not the end. It puts you in a place. But that place says “the past is what it is.” It cannot be changed. All we can control is the future. The best regret can do is help us make better decisions in the future. And those decisions have to start from where you are, not where you wish you had been.
IPAWS-OPEN version 3.09 is being installed to Production today. Mostly behind the scenes changes.
The pictures are from “Reversing Rapids” on the St. John river. The water actually flows in the opposite direction with almost as much turbulence when the tide is coming in. St John is the capital of New Brunswick. We learned some history, primarily of the “loyalists” who left the colonies to the south when they became the USA. Many of them came not to New Brunswick.
Bar Harbor has exquisite scenery, but the town is an overcrowded tourist trap. The traffic is horrendous and the roads in an out were in heavy construction to the point that we drove on 8 miles of jolting rocks to get there. That said, I did consume two Maine lobsters and we did enjoy the scenery. The campground “Narrows Too” was OK, but a bit dusty. But we met our caravan crew there. Lots of old folks from all over the U. S. plus one from Canada. Age range from about fifty to eighty-four. Mostly couples, but 2 singles. 24 Motor home in all, headed for Saint Andrews by the Sea in Canada as our next stop.
Wakeda Campground in New Hampshire was very nice. Wooded, but accessible and easy for a big rig maneuvering. Breakfast in the morning at a nearby apple orchard named Applecrest Farm. Truly fantastic. Yes we do exist. It is not just a motorhome picture this time. 🙂
Yep. This is a picture of a KOA campground half way between New York City and Albany. This campground has the feel of being in the middle of nowhere. There are LOTS and LOTS of trees. The nearest restaurant is 7 miles away. The roads are small and narrow. The closest industry is a state penal facility. Still, the campground is crowded and cramped (which perhaps preps the campers here for the advertised bus trips from here into New York City itself).
Another short day (150 miles). Actually this was originally planned as for as our first night before we decided to avoid leaving DC on a Monday morning. Hot weather, but an easy drive. We did avoid a thunderstorm by stopping so early in the day. Twin Grove Campground is a bit out of the way. But no freeway noise, and nice overall. Pennsylvania scenery is nice, but we are looking forward to a lot more as we go north.
Definitely a short trip (only 86 miles) as a first leg, but allowed us to not be in a hurry to leave the house, and to go around the DC traffic on a Monday Morning. Photo from Candy Hill Campground in Winchester, Virginia.