Friday, September 30, 2016

September 28th through the 30th. Last day in Plymouth, MA and Bar Harbor Maine.

We spent our last full day in Plymouth taking it easy. We drove to Providence Rhode Island and toured the City.

Rhode Island is really a beautify city. The river walk is really nice. I guess they have a fire river on these fire pits every once and a while. I think the next time was scheduled to occur on the 4th of October.

Our run up to Bar Harbor was a little stressful as the overpasses seem to get shorter and shorter. I think I counted around 15 at 13 feet 6 inches. We are 13 feet tall.

We made it and the campground is really nice but as usual crappy wifi.

September 30th.

The first thing we had to do was drive the Acadia Loop. Wow!! this National Park is beautiful. We immediately noted that we needed more time. We have extend our stay an extra two days and may even stay longer.

We have two get several hikes in, see many lighthouses, eat lobster, eat lobster, etc, etc.

We hit one of the "Lobster Pounds" for fresh lobster and some sides.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 27th Cape Cod

When we got back to our motorhome just before 7PM we were absolutely exhausted. What a day. We decided to go on a Cape Cod lighthouse pursuit. I really did not realize how difficult some of them were to get to. Cape Cod is really beautiful and majestic. I can see why this is the summer home for many rich and famous people. We were blessed with seeing five lighthouses, and got to meet the keeper of the Race Point Light who took us on a private tour.

In order, Nauset Light, Highland Light, Race Point Light, Wood End Light and Long Point Light.

The Race Point Light was a 3.1 mile round trip hike and the Wood End Light was a 3 mile round trip hike.

Nauset Light

Beach at Nauset Light

Highland Light

Lunch at Province Lands Visitors Center

Keeper taking us on a tour of Race Point Light

Race Point Light

View from the top of the Race Point Light

The Break Wall was almost 1 and a half miles long hopping from rock to rock to get across

Wood End Light

Long Point Light

Monday, September 26, 2016

September 24th through the 26th New York wrap up and Plymouth, Massachusetts

So on our last full day in New York, we decided to go up to Knox's Headquarters,  George Washington's Newburgh Headquarters, Orange County Choppers.

The Knox House was built by the Ellison family in 1754 and was used by Henry Knox as his headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

Knox Headquarters

George Washington Headquarters

The Hasbrouck House was built in 1770 and was used by George Washington as his headquarters during the Revolutionary War. I was told he went to Mount Vernon only once during the war. It is also the first house acquired by the US for historic reasons.

 The Tower of Victory built in 1890

Statue of Washington in the Tower of Victory

These were spread across the Hudson River to stop the British Ships

On the way back to the Motorhome, we decided to have lunch and buy a few T Shirts from one of my old favorite reality shows:

September 26th Plymouth Massechusetts

Today we spent the day running around Plymouth seeing the Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, the Grist Mill, and Plimouth Plantation. (Spelling is correct)

Mayflower II a replica of the original Mayflower built 1955 - 1956 and was sailed here in 1957.

Hedge House 1809

Monument around the Plymouth Rock

A little underwhelming. The rock is "supposedly" where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. The rock was busted up and moved around. It was cemented back together in 1880 and the 1620 was then carved into it rather than paint that was used prior.

Some of the monuments around Plymouth:

Grist Mill

The Gravesite of William Bradford the "second" Governor of Plymouth. John Carver was actually the first from November 1620 to when he died April 1621.
This is up on Burial Hill.

Plimouth Plantation

Plimouth Plantation is a replica village of what it might have been like in the time after the pilgrims landed. It is spelled with an "i" since that was the spelling used mainly by William Bradford.