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From Saint John, NB to New York City


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Learning from the trip from Delaware to Montreal we planned about 300 kms per day for our detour to Philadelphia. On our longer drives I looked for one night stopovers at farms and private properties on HarvestHosts which is the US equivalent of Terego.ca in Canada.

Our first stop was at the border crossing from Canada to the USA. The US officer was very kind and we were invited inside for the document checks and the biometric data was also recorded. We spent about half an hour in the US customs building and we were let into the USA without any issues. The car and the trailer was not even inspected inside, I am not sure if they forgot or if this was not necessary.

After our planned drive the first overnight location was Twin Maple Lane in Pittsfield, Maine. The kind couple greeted us and we were the first guests visiting them via HarvestHosts (while it was the first visit through this website for us as well). There was a nice little river on the other side of the road and the kids enjoyed the swings for the rest of the evening.

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Then we travelled to Holden, Massachusetts and we had a nice chat with the owner of this small town home who is a long time RV-er himself, travelling to Florida in an RV for the winter months. My son was invited to their RV and he was asking his "What's this" question about a hundred times, pointing to the different technical parts of the other RV. All questions answered, our water tank filled. We also walked to the nearby school where the kids played on the playground and Echo was running wildly on the football field. After a good night sleep we returned to the playground and after some further play we went on.

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Last stop before New York City was in Connecticut, at the March Farm in Bethlehem. There were goats and blueberries at the farm and a nice little pond with frogs and a big pump, where the tractors were filling their trailers' tanks to provide water to the rest of the farm. We had nice burgers for dinner and another good night sleep.

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I started some maintenance work on the trailer as our right light goes off sometimes and refuses to work. I plan to write a more technical post about all the maintenance issues I did so far so tech-savvy readers hang on for a while!

The next morning we started around 9 for the 100 mile trip to New York, we planned to have lunch there. Well, it happened, not exactly at noon but rather about 15:30 and not exactly at our campsite but somewhere half way there. How? Why? Read about it here (soon).

Posted by divatmotoros 10:00 Archived in USA

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