We left The Winnebago GNR Monday afternoon July 21st and headed east to Patterson, NY. We didn’t travel far that first night because we got such a late start. We got as far as Des Moines, IA and stayed at The Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona.
It was the only time Eileen and I ever went into a casino and just had dinner and left. We had no cash. The ATM charged 10% for the transaction plus a $3 service charge. If that wasn’t bad enough the ATM said if you don’t take your money fast enough the ATM will pull it back and you would have to contact the provider to get a refund! We said no thanks and left.
It took us a little over four days to drive the 1226 miles from Forest City, IA to Patterson NY. There we had dinner at Eileen’s brother Bill’s house.
The following day we had them all over for a barbecue at our house. There were ten of us including two children. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages with grilled onions and peppers and pasta salad with lots of desserts.
Max made lots of friends that weekend and played fetch for hours!
Monday July 28th
We drove to Auburn MA and spent the night at an Elk’s Club parking lot with their permission of course.
Tuesday we drove to Northwood, NH to see Robin and Scott and our three grand dogs. We stayed at Saddleback campground.
Wednesday we got in the car and went up to the White Mountains Forest. To see the Flume Gorge. The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. It’s like walking through a crack in the earth.
Who needs a stairmaster! The climb took us about an hour and 15 min. to do. Breathtaking views plus bear and wolf dens.
View of the White Mountains from the Kancamagus Scenic Byway.
Dinner with Robin at Susty’s on Thursday night.
Robin and Scott cooked us dinner last night and then we went out to Johnson”s for desert.