compass rose.png

A few years ago, I put Pennsylvania down as one of the places I wanted to explore, and I decided this summer

would be the time. As I worked out a route, I realized I would be within spitting distance of New York City, so I put together a walking tour covering everything I wanted to see. Then, because I was going to be in town, I figured I would go see the new West Side Story. (I even thought about visiting the area where the movie was filmed, but there's nothing to see there now.) However, because of Covid-19, all of the theaters are closed until September.

Then, after looking at the map some more, I decided I should visit upstate New York, especially the Catskill Mountains because that's where Washington Irving set his story "Rip Van Winkle"  and worked out a nice little route for the area.

I also realized that the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant (from the Billy Joel song) was right across the Brooklynn Bridge. I added that to my itinerary, then added Flatbush (The Lords of Flatbush). By then, the New York City visit was going to take two days. Luckily, there's an RV park at the end of Long Island that has a few tent sites.

I finally went back to the Pennsylvania route, my original destination, to finish it up, and realized I was trying to do too much. (Note: I'm already taking five days just to get to Pennsylvania.)

Consequently, I'm going back to my original plan and will save New York for another time.

Route total is over 4,000 miles.  Final distance was 4,463 miles.

Day   1         Day   2          Day   3          Day   4          Day   5

Day   6         Day   7          Day   8          Day   9          Day 10

Day 11         Day 12         Day 13          Day 14          Day 15