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Sep 10, 2018 - More Rain

Made it out of the Washington PA KOA okay, but the ride along I79 and 68 was treacherous because of the wind and rain. I can’t remember ever being as scared driving Winnie as today when we crossed the Cheat River bridge on I68. As soon as we hit the bridge deck the cross wind was buffeting us back and forth so much I thought we were going to get blown off the bridge. We made it across with no apparent damage. We eventually made it to Rocky Gap State Park where we are going to be spending a couple of days to visit Cindy. As I was registering...

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Oct 1, 2015 - Deja vu?

It rained almost all the way through Pennsylvania so no pictures from the road. We got on I68 around Hagerstown, MD and headed west. We passed through here last fall on our way to California and you may remember our troubles when we pulled off the highway at the rest stop at Sidling Hill and couldn't restart Winnie. As we passed the rest stop there was no way we were pulling off there again as our final destination for the day was Rocky Gap State Park just down the road. The reason for the fear was earlier when I stopped for gas a guy...

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Sep 30, 2014 - It's Ground Hog Day

We got the good new this morning about 1030 that Winnie's problem was not a fuel pump but a shorted ignition switch. The folks at CHP were able to find a 1995 Chevy 1-ton pick up switch that fit and it worked great. It was a $30 part and $300 labor (3+hours of hanging upside down in the driver's seat). Thanks to Todd at CHP for getting Winnie in the garage, diagnosed and fixed as an unscheduled repair. If you are ever passing through Cumberland and need truck or RV repairs try CHP. We were on the road heading west by about noon. We almost...

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2014 Cross Country 2

Sep 29, 2007 - witch balls

For 3 days, we have been driving up and down through the foothills of the Appalachians. It's really beautiful. I love the names of the valleys where people settle - it's either a "lick" (Saltlick), a hollow or gap, or run (Joe's Run). It was amazing to me how a town could exist in such a narrow place. We got off the interstate and drove about 80 miles of twisting, up and down, small town "highway". For a lunch break today, we stopped and watched an Appalachian glass blower make witch balls. They are glass balls (like ornaments), but have a...

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