Fallston, Maryland

Day 835

     We started our adventure on February 20, 2016. In 835 days of travel (we don’t count our time back in Maryland), we have visited 36 States:

3  Canadian provinces and 1 territory

Pulled the Sphinx 34,950.16 miles,

Sightseeing another 30,814.46 miles

Visited 610 attractions (battlefields, historical places, towns, cities, capitols, mountain tops, lakes, museums, etc.), 225 of which we paid an admission or gave a donation.

Took 7,315 photographs (only a small portion posted on blogs)

Ate at 358 restaurants (or similar eating places)

Stayed at 205 campgrounds (that means we set up and tore down the Sphinx 410 times)

Wrote 513 blogs

Used 4,983 gallons of diesel

As you can see, I am not very good on keeping statistics, speaking of which:

Technical Stuff:

Dinwiddie, Virginia to Fallston, Maryland: 219.1 miles

6 hours 13 minutes

10.1 MPG

Diesel: $2.59

Hooray! We Are On The Road Again

Day 774

     We have returned to Americamps RV Resort, in Ashland, VA. This is a good jumping off point to our next direction of travel, in this case to West Virginia and Kentucky. 

     We like this resort because it is quiet, has nice spots for the RV’s, and they serve breakfast every morning. We will go into Richmond tomorrow, or the next day, but our plan is just to lay-around and do nothing.

     Just unwind from the last 2 months of getting our rental property repaired, repainted, and on the market. Please let me know if you know of anyone in the market for a nice townhouse in Parkville, Md.   

     This was my first house. A great bachelor house. I lived by myself. Bought a VCR when they first came out (VHS rather than Beta). It cost $800.00, had a remote hard wired, which meant the cord went across the room to my chair. It had play, forward, pause and rewind. I would sit in my lazy-boy, remote in hand, replay shows and movies I recorded over cable, eating cold spaghetti from the night before out of a pot. Life did not get any better than this. 

     Of course, got married, lived happily ever after, being shown the error of my ways. 

Technical Stuff:

Harford County to Ashland, Va: 172.5 miles

5 hours 5 minutes 

10.4 MPG

Diesel: $2.99

Waiting…..Waiting….Waiting

     No day, as I don’t count time in my driveway. 

     No time to lay in my hammock. Visiting friends, just came back from Ocean City, Maryland. Waiting on sale of my original house in Parkville, Md.  Going much slower than I hoped. 

     When it is not raining, doing maintenance on the Sphinx. 

     Itching to get back on the road again. 

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Home, Again

Day 551

Give us a call to come and visit the Sphinx.

Statistics, if you care:

Total States Traveled since February 20, 2016:  26

Total miles pulling the Sphinx:  19,548 miles

Total miles driving RAM Truck:  43,405 miles

Sightseeing miles in Truck:  22,857 miles

Average Daily Cost:  $96.00

Technical Stuff:

Ashland, Virginia to Fallston, Maryland: 179.3

4 hours 53 minutes

10.4 MPG

Diesel: $2.57

Home, again

Day 374

     Back home for routine maintenance on Truck and The Sphinx. While we are having that done, going to a wedding (another good man bites the dust), and a week at Ocean City, Maryland. Hope to be back on the road in 2 weeks. 

Technical Stuff: Ashland, Va to Fallston, Md. 175.4 miles

4 hours and 55 minutes (numerous backups, I am surprised I got such good milage)

10.9 MPG

Diesel: $2.22

 

Fallston, Maryland

Day 244

     Fallston, Maryland was established . . . . . . . .just kidding. WE ARE HOME

     Today is December 13, 2016.  We have camped 244 nights since leaving home February 20, 2016

     We have stayed at 51 different campgrounds (that’s 102 setups and take downs.)

     We have pulled the Sphinx 9,463 miles

     and have done additional sightseeing in the pickup 10, 250 miles. 

     Now that we are “home”, please stop over and take a tour of the Sphinx.

     My plan is to leave January 3, 2017 and head south for warm weather. 

 

Technical Stuff:

Staunton, Virginia to Fallston, Maryland 226.5 miles

5 hours 55 minutes

11.1 MPG

Diesel: $2.30