Poking around in the Poconos

We left Horseheads NY in light rain with the wipers running intermittently. No major traffic issues and after topping off the diesel tank in New Milford PA, we arrived at the Timothy Lake South Thousand Trails Campground and were setup by 2:30pm. It’s a very nice TT park and we got a quiet pull-through site.

Another state in the books!
Another state in the books!

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Our spot at Timothy Lake South (Thousand Trails), East Stroudsburg, PA
Our spot at Timothy Lake South (Thousand Trails), East Stroudsburg, PA

We noticed the water here was a little hard so I setup the new water softener I had picked up in NH in September. After setting it up I took a test and it appears to be helping.

Before (R) and after (L) water softness tests using our new softener.
Before (R) and after (L) water softness tests using our new softener.
The new water softener pressed into service in PA (the black tank on left)
The new water softener pressed into service in PA (the black tank on left)

Our first full day here, we headed to Allentown and visited “America on Wheels” auto museum. Maybe this post should have been titled “HomeOnWheels visits America On Wheels”? It’s a small museum but they had some impressive cars and trucks there.

An early pop-up camper at the "America on Wheels" museum!
An early pop-up camper at the “America on Wheels” museum!
America on Wheels Museum, Allentown, PA.
America on Wheels Museum, Allentown, PA.
1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 at America on Wheels Museum, Allentown, PA.
1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 at America on Wheels Museum, Allentown, PA.

After we left the museum we went to Easton and they had an open street market with 3-4 streets blocked off, live music, food etc. We walked around and bought a couple things but mostly people watched and checked out some crafts for sale.

Lobster prices seen in Easton Public Market.
Lobster prices seen in Easton Public Market.

Jane did some sewing one day so I headed over to the Pocono Raceway as their website said you could get a free tour. The woman who runs the store (Caroline) gave me a great tour including the infield, pit row, the winner’s circle and a memorial to several famous drivers there. Very cool to see this famous track I’ve seen on TV many times close up and in person!

In the winner's circle at the famous Pocono Raceway.
In the winner’s circle at the famous Pocono Raceway.
Nascar ride-a-longs on the track at Pocono
Nascar ride-a-longs on the track at Pocono

We subscribe to an online web service called RVillage, which is sort of a Facebook of sorts for the RV community. We got a note through their msg system Tuesday that some friends we met in Bar Harbor were headed to our campground. They setup beside us later in the day and we went out to dinner later that night with them to a local pizza place. It is funny how in a short time we’ve run into other couples multiple times now!

Our former neighbors from Bar Harbor (Mt Desert Narrows CG), Richard & Margo Page, joined us at Timothy Lake.
Our former neighbors from Bar Harbor (Mt Desert Narrows CG), Richard & Margo Page, joined us at Timothy Lake. Their Winnebago Vectra to the left of our coach here.

Wednesday we headed back to Resica Falls as it was a beautiful day and I wanted to get some shots with the drone that we couldn’t get from land. Then we took a ride north on the NJ side of the Deleware Gap. The road we took there was kind of a dud, but we did end up at Dingman’s Falls in the afternoon and walked in there and got some nice pictures!

A look at Resica Falls from the drone's perspective
A look at Resica Falls from the drone’s perspective
A look at part of the Delaware Gap area (from NJ side)
A look at part of the Delaware Gap area (from NJ side)
Dingman's Falls (PA)
Dingman’s Falls (PA)
Stream on the walk into Dingman's Falls.
Stream on the walk into Dingman’s Falls.

Friday, Oct 7th, Jane worked in the coach and I took the Jeep in town to a local tire dealer for some new sneakers and an alignment. When I got back I washed the Jeep and the coach (which is like washing about 4 more Jeeps!).

The Jeep getting new sneakers and an alignment.
The Jeep getting new sneakers and an alignment.

Additional photos here from our PA adventures.  More to come!