I don't usually post on Saturdays, but I'm SO far behind I'll never catch up if I don't plow ahead! In our third and final post of the Earlventure, we spend another day in MA, then head home thought CT, NJ, and PA.
Sunday turned out to be a really crummy day in the weather department! We started off in the rain, and toured the Cambridge area without ever leaving the warm & dry interior of Big Earl. We actually drove through Harvard and MIT campuses (an impressive feat in a 40-ft coach!), just took some pictures through the window!
Brutus getting a taste of the Ivy Leauge.
The stoic buildings of MIT
That's the Harvard crew having a meet out there! Brrrrrr!!!
Although it hardly seemed possible, the weather took a turn for the worse as we approached the Foxborough area. If anyone saw the footage from the Patriots game last Sunday, we drove past Gillete stadium during the game - it was snowing/sleeting at an alarming rate!!
The prematurely frozen landscape outside Gillete stadium!
Thankfully as we drove south out of MA, we left that miserable weather behind us. We concluded our trip the way we started it, camping in casino parking lots! Another late arrival to our resting place at Mohigan Sun in Uncasville, CT. We were once again pleasantly surprised the next morning to find what a scenic view we had! Thankfully the weather was beautiful, so I took the opportunity to catch up on my picture-taking!
Big Earl camped out in the RV lot. We were surprised how many other rigs were there!
Mohegan Sun casino towering in the background.
Part Frenchie, part mountain goat! Wonder if Mohegan Sun needs a spokesdog?
After a half-day of exploring this really neat resort (it's beautiful inside), we made the short drive over to Foxwoods casino. That is where we spent our final night before heading home the next morning. Two nights in the casino for my in-laws, a nice dinner, and a good-nights sleep for us!
We had another nice day for the drive home, the warmest and sunniest of all the days on the road. Everyone was tired and ready to get back to Ohio, so it was a quiet trip home - other than Brutus' snoring! He found a few new places to nap in:
Atop the laptop...
... in between the seat and footrest...
... and in yet another chair!
After the l-o-n-g treck across 1-80 through PA, we arrived back home safe & sound. Big Earl was happy to be able to finally rest in our driveway. He logged almost 1800 miles on this trip!
The only problem we ran into (literally) on the way home were thousands of flying insects! Look at the windshield!
Here's a close-up in case you can't see it well enough in the first picture!
So I'd say the coach is officially "broken in"! Some of you have asked if Big Earl is done for the season. He actually has one more outing: a trip back into PA for the Penn State-OSU game. Then it's hibernation time until next spring. We have BIG plans for him next summer, namely a month-long trip West across the plains, then up to Alaska! Big Earl better rest up!!
Hope you all enjoyed my recap of our adventure. Next week I'll post more contest entries, as well as some fun fall photos and some other more mundane things (compared to all the adventure from last week!).
Good luck to everyone's teams, be they college or professional. OSU is up against Minnesota, and we're almost afraid to watch after last weekend's debacle! Oh, well - for whatever it's worth...... GO BUCKEYES!!!!!