Here's another short piece about places we've been with Towed Haul.
Today it's our trip to Plymouth, (Massachusetts as opposed to Devon) and a few of things we enjoyed there. I say Plymouth, but it was a much longer trip than that; a few days in Cooperstown, NY, followed by time in Massachusetts, then to Quebec City and finally Gananoque, ON, on our way home. Today, though, it's the US Eastern Seaboard.
We set up camp at the KOA site a few miles west of Plymouth. As with all KOAs, it was fairly tightly packed and busy, but we were on the end of a line and just a few seconds from the campground's laundry, which was handy. Our neighbours while we were there changed frequently, from the German family struggling with their rented RV (a damaged power cord), to the mega-bus that had automatic everything and made our little trailer look like a toy. I was just looking at the photographs from the trip, and there were some taken in heavy rain; that darned stuff follows us around. As I remember it was cold at night, too, given that it was August; 10 degrees Celsius or 50 degrees Fahrenheit is not great at the height of summer.
Included in the photos here are the legendary traffic heading into Boston, on the weekend it was, too. Also memories of Salem, the Friendship, and the marker for Sarah Good, one of those hanged after the notorious Witch Trials. Salem was great, but we only washed up there after the kids allowed us just two hours in downtown Boston before snapping our patience with their moaning. A good day in the end, though, so thank you kids!
One of the reasons we wanted to go to Plymouth is that my DW comes from the original Plymouth in the UK. It had been just a year or two previous that we'd all stood on the Mayflower steps there, where the Pilgrims had set off from, and promised to visit the place the Pilgrims eventually landed, and here we were. For the historically accurate folks, we also visited Provincetown on Cape Cod, where the Mayflower is said to have anchored before making its way to what is now Plymouth.
We loved Provincetown (so crowded but so vibrant) and Salem, and I'm sure we'd have enjoyed Boston given a bit more time. We even visited Chatham MA, just because we could. Being a very expensive looking area on Cape Cod, with lots of fancy "cottages" and smartly maintained Colonial houses, only the name bore any similarities to Chatham, ON. Still, we went there.
Anyway, a few photos below as an illustration (Click on the picture to make it bigger). Enjoy.
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