Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Day 25 - Westlake, Ohio to Brownsburg, Indiana

July 15, 2015

Today was our last day of this amazing trip. We had breakfast with my boss this morning then hit the road headed home. We got home a little after 3pm. 

I cannot believe we actually took a coast to coast trip. We drove west then east. We drove across the US twice. It took 25 days. There were only 4 days that we did not drive. Those days we were visiting friends or exploring a city. Had we wanted to really see more sites and spend more time in each place then we would have needed more time for the trip. We just didn't have that many more days to travel. 

One would think that after 25 straight days of being together every minute that Cody and I would have gotten sick of each other but honestly it was amazing. I love spending time with Cody and I feel really lucky that we got to take this trip together.  He did all of the driving. He set up and took down camp every day. He is so good to me. 

This coast to coast road trip was such a great experience and I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to take it with my best friend. 

One more thing crossed off my bucket list. I still have a ways to go before I complete my list but I'm well on my way. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Day 24 - Portersville, Pennsylvania to Westlake, Ohio

July 14, 2015

Today I was up early because we had to drive to Pittsburgh so I could have lunch with a customer.  After my lunch meeting we packed up and headed to Westlake, which is outside of Cleveland so that I could have a dinner meeting with my boss. We are at Pier W, which is a ship that is overlooking Lake Erie. My boss was gracious enough to allow us to park out RV in his driveway and sleep there. Although the day mostly consisted of work for me it was a nice day. 

Day 23 - Scranton, Pennsylvania to Porterville, Pennsylvania

July 13, 2015

Once again today there wasn't much excitement. We drove to a cute campground about a half hour from Pittsburgh. We set up camp and went swimming. The swimming was much needed. We have been sitting in the truck not doing much not seeing anything exciting so swimming was nice. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Day 22 - Portland, Maine to Scranton, Pennsylvania

July 12, 2015

On the road by 9:30am. Nothing exciting today. Lots of driving. 

Cody got his baby lobster from Maine. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Day 21 - Portland, Maine

July 11, 2015

Cody woke up super early and ran a 5K. Yesterday we were on a lobster boat and a lady told him about it and on a whim he decided to wake up and run it.

After Cody's run we went to the ocean. So today we marked the official day that we traveled from coast to coast. From Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine. 

From the beach we walked to a lighthouse. It was very cool because to get to the lighthouse we had to walk on big boulders that made a path in the ocean to it. 

We originally had a half day tour scheduled for food tasting in the city. It was canceled so we signed up for a drinking tour. The drinking tour was very cool. We stopped at four local places and tried various food and drinks. One in particular that we liked was Vena's Fizz Shop. Originally it was a soda shop that decided to start serving alcohol. They put bitters in the alcohol to change the flavor. I never heard of bitters before so it was interesting to learn about them. We snapped a pic of Cody with the owner. 

After the tour we went and did something a bit crazy for our personalities. We got matching white tattoos on our fingers. Mine says "His" and his says "Hers". 

Lastly we went to the waterfront. We ate at a place called Porthole. It was recommended to us on the tour. It was very busy. It took almost an hour and a half to get our food. The lobster was cold. I only ate the potatoes and roll. Can you tell I was not thrilled about this place? Anyways after dinner we went back to the RV and crashed from our long day. 

Day 20 - Willington, Conneticut to Portland, Maine

July 10, 2015

Written by Cody 

It was the final jog away from home. The last stretch of road before hitting the big Atlanta ocean and the big city of Portland. We rolled into a very nice campground in the Scarborough area around 3 which gave us plenty of time to get some evening activities in. 

We found a lobster boat that took riders out to help. The crew was around our age and very nice. They gave us great suggestions about beer and food for the evening. Portland has an amazing craft beer scene and a good food scene as well. The night life seemed to be bussling as well, with live music and good specials all over downtown. 

We took suggestion on a local beer bar a block over from the tour and the beers were excellent. The eatery we went to was j's oysters and it was a bit of a disappointment, the food was okay and the place was too small to deal with.  Tomorrow we have a full day in Portland. Should be a good time. Stay classy my friends. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Day 19 - Hatfield, Pennsylvania to Willington, Conneticut

July 9, 2015

Post written by Cody!

Headed north from the philly area to the Hartford CT. When I started the truck this morning I noticed it was idling very rough and possibly missing on a cylinder. This was even worse as we hooked up and headed out. My lovely copilot found us a dealership just a few miles away. We high tailed it as quick as the ole stroker would go. 

As I am sure Natasha would tell you, I am very particular about my vehicles. Now that we were going to spend money on someone else fixing my truck, I was a bit uneasy. My fears were realized when I got the news that the number six injector was bad and my frame fuel pump was going out. We replaced both and were on our way. The staff at the dealership were extremely friendly and the mechanic that did the work was informant and made me feel at ease while working on my baby. 

After the long morning at the dealership we were back on the road. Traffic was a huge factor in the drive north and let me tell you it was not fun. Our gps took us onto routes that were not made for the height of our rv. With a couple reroutes we were good to go. We pulled into our spot at the usual 8pm-ish and putting it up for the night. Hopefully no truck issues tomorrow.