The day we lifted our jacks and said our final goodbyes to Country Oaks was an exciting one! We weren’t in a big hurry, the expected drive time to Ephrata, PA was 3 1/2 hours – not too bad! Even though we had driven out to that area before, I consulted the GPS and atlas as Bill did his final check. I decided we would take a southern route, completely avoiding Philly and the Walt Whitman bridge; instead heading to the Delaware Memorial Bridge and Wilmington. We would take the back way into Lancaster County.
Aside from a brief bit of confusion in Wilmington (due to construction), the drive was very nice. We rolled along the country roads with no difficulty. We arrived at our Ephrata “home” Elks Lodge to discover another rig parked there! There are technically 3 sites, but sharing the space was a first for us! Bill got us parked quickly and our neighbors came out to greet us.
Billy was working until later in the evening, so we decided to head into the lodge for a bite to eat and a drink, with our neighbors. I keep saying “our neighbors” because I am drawing a blank on their names – sorry!
Sometimes it is nice to just be someplace familiar, someplace where you don’t have to wonder where something is. Being out on the road and having new adventures and discovering new things is awesome, but there is comfort in the familiar, don’t you think?
Billy took us to one of his farm stand stops. We picked up some fresh veggies and homemade jam.
A few scenes from around town:
I feel a bit bad, as our time in Lancaster this time was short. We normally try to more evenly divide our visiting time between the two kids, but with wedding plans, we moved on to Somerset area after a short six days. We will make up for that next time!
Stay tuned for wedding central! As they say in Jamaica – soon come!