Between our Gay Weekends at The Woods in the Poconos, we made our first of three Bucks County base camps in Quakertown, PA. A classic covered bridge flanked the entrance to the RV Park. Ron's cousin June & hubby, Scotty, live a short drive away in Washington Crossing where much laughter, banter, food and adult beverages were consumed and enjoyed. We had an amazing night dining out with the Scott Girls at a fantastic, critically acclaimed restaurant called Honey in Doylestown, PA.
After our second weekend at The Woods (see previous post) we made our basecamp in Philadelphia at Campus Park & Ride. Not your regular campground (no grass, trees, ponds, etc.) but a great downtown location. It was very safe as it shared its facility with US Customs & Border with electrified fencing and gates. We could ride the free shuttle to town or drive less than a mile. Everyone said we had to go to the Reading Terminal Market. WOW! What a fantastic food emporium. If you can't find something special to eat here, you need new taste buds! We had a pork sandwich from the famous Tommy Dinic's, a Philly Cheese Steak (at least 10 places to choose from), and brought home NY strip steaks for the grill along with Lancaster potato salad, fried mac n' cheese balls and new pickles from the barrel. And of course Mike got some Penn-Dutch sweets from one of the iconic pastry shops.
It was a beautiful day so we took a double-decker bus tour of Philadelphia and saw many of the amazing historical sights that were such a big part of the foundation of this great nation. That evening, June and Scotty came into the city for another great meal at one of their favorite Italian Restaurants in South Philly!
After staying in the downtown area, we "driveway surfed" at Maurice & Keith's home in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Their RV was gone for a couple of weeks and they invited us to 'hook up' at their house. Later we joined the Scott Family and friends at Charcoal in Yardley, PA, followed by dessert and laughs at June & Scotty's home in Washington Crossing. Needless to say, a great time was had by all!
On Saturday we feasted at friends Gayle & Ted's in Doylestown with a traditional "break the fast" on Yom Kippur. The next day Queen Mum & Scotty had us, family and friends over for a fantastic Sunday brunch. Another food fest with bloody adult beverages, stories and lots of laughs.
On Monday evening we had a "Trailer Trash" driveway bash at our place, but forgot to take pictures of the group... Oops! Tuesday another Queen Mum organized evening at Francesca's on the River with more great food, adult beverages and laughs! Can we endure anymore? We need to get out of Philly! But there is still one more day that we had planned many months ago!
On our last day in the Philly area we boarded the train in Trenton, NJ for the Big Apple to see Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. But first, lunch at Carmines, a NYC institution with old world atmosphere and incredible Italian food served family style. Then the show with our bellies full. WOW! Dear Evan Hansen was a thought provoking musical with a message and lived up to the critical acclaim and hype. A fun day was had by all!
Many hugs and much love to Scotty, Queen Mum (June) and Family and great friends for making our time in the Philly area so special... So, 10lbs later we leave Philly!
Our RV Adventure
Here's a record of our travels as we explore the USA. Blog posts are listed by month in descending order.