The trip out was pretty much a straight trip to Philly via the least toll route possible We took a few minutes to visit the Jim Thorpe memorial and stretch our legs. We of course slept in a Walmart parking lot. We were going to stop by Clifton New Jersey and see some friends playing at a club there, but decided too many shenanigans in the RV are not a good idea so we continued in to The Compound. I was delighted at the sight of the compound-part of an old textile factory converted into venue, garage and living space. The garage is filled with old cars –it is literally like stepping back into time with these dusty old automobiles in various stages of repair. The show was done, and even though it was great to see old friends there was one face missing in the crowd- a wonderful person, she was so welcoming to us last time we were in Philly, both she and her husband made Steve and I feel so at home. Sadly she passed away last year-she was a wonderful person with a big heart who touched so many people’s lifes. She is missed by more people than she could ever imagine.
Well after we left The Compound the next day we headed over to Joe’s Steaks and had a delicious Philly cheesesteak. After that we decided to cut through route 30. Boy was that interesting and slow moving. We got to Gettysburg PA just after the visitor’s center closed. Unfortunately we had a bit of a plumbing break down in the motorhome so I was definitely looking forward to the bathrooms-which of course were locked –even the outer ones we were told would be open. At this point I was tired and salty so we continued on our way once again.
We putted through the Appalachian mountain chain-and I mean putted, we top out at about a max speed of 25 going up those hills and coming down well we had to pull over when the breaks got a little hot-I sure didn’t want break fire #3!
We did a little antiquing to finish the trip. We finally were home and greeted by some very happy pets. We then unloaded and parked her until we can give the plumbing a little love and we have a new adventure.