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Aug 30, 2016 - Sturbridge MA

August 27 Went on a tour of the Canadian side this afternoon. From their side you get a better head on view of the falls especially the American Falls. Included was the Journey Beneath the Falls which takes you to a platform adjacent to the edge of Horseshoe Falls. The last stop was the Skylon Tower, a 500 foot tower similar to the one in Seattle. The viewing deck provides a 360 degree view of the Canadian side as well as the American and Horseshoe Falls. The tour was timed to be there when the falls were illuminated. The view was really...

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Aug 1, 2016 - TT Sturbridge, Sturbridge, MA

It was a long drive today of 365 miles, ugh! We drove west on I-78 to I-81 north. As we gained elevation we experienced fog, drizzle, sprinkles, rain and more fog! As we passed around Scranton, PA the weather cleared up some, we could enjoy the beautiful forested landscape of the mountains and hills. It occurred to me, that lately, we have driven on a couple Interstate roads from start to finish. Roads such as I-66 and in the next couple days I-84. I thought maybe, I'd check our maps and see if there were any others. This subject intrigues...

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Jul 6, 2016 - Old Sturbridge Village

Leaving Karen's on July 5th we started are northward trek (good thing because the temperature was in the 90s). First stop: Sturbridge, MA, home of the Old Sturbridge village. This is a a reconstruction of a typical town in Massachusetts during the 1830. Pre-industrial revolution as it was, there were many signs of developing mechanization: saw mills, wool processing machines, they used water power for many things. It also featured a shift from pure agriculture toa more sophisticated economic system. Spent most of the afternoon there......

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Oct 16, 2013 - Goodby, Sturbridge

As we leave today from our time here in the Sturbridge, MA area, the beautiful fall colors remain clearly in memory. As we drove through northern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts, the rolling hills and curves brought vistas of yellows, oranges and browns mixed with lots of greens still to turn. And throughout, it looked as if a painter using the hills as a canvas dipped a brush in scarlet and splattered drops throughout the whole. On resident we were talking with in a restaurant soon after we arrived was a bit apologetic that the...

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Oct 12, 2013 - Spectacular colors of fall

For our last day in the Poconos on Wednesday, we spent a good bit of the day being the proverbial “leaf peepers,” traveling along the Delaware River on the Penn. side. The whole area is part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area, so all the side roads, waterfall hikes, campground and day use areas were closed. That meant no real bird watching, but lots of colorful leaves to see helped a bit to make up for that. The roads around this part of Pennsylvania were winding and hilly, but very well kept up, so the driving (in the car,...

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Oct 5, 2013 - Eaton Families Association Reunion

I won't bore you with Family Reunion notes but will add pictures. We are staying at the Sturbridge Host Hotel. Our room is on the 2nd floor with a small balcony overlooking Cedar lake. Beautiful setting. All the Eaton descendants are staying on the same floor near a conference/gathering room. The organization of each day activities and meals has been awesome! The hotel allowed us to park the pickup and trailer and we had hoped we wouldn't have to unhook but we had to drive to the Old Sturbridge Village so we unhooked that day. We have met...

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Jul 16, 2013 - On the road again

It's been over a week since we've hitched up the truck and trailer, and it's nice to be back on the road again. Today was a relatively easy trip back to Massachusetts and a campground in Sturbridge. It's still HOT and humid!!!! No shade here, but Dad put the awning out and we're making do. We've already seen the 1830's Sturbridge Village, so will just hang out and spend some time mapping out our next few destinations.

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Jun 5, 2013 - Sturbridge, MA

Today Clarence and I zigged when we should have zagged and ended up going about 40 miles out of our way. Fortunately we realized it as soon as we made the mistake and we told the other two to go the right way. Turned out the way we went was less traffic but more tolls! I guess that is why it had less traffic. Our friends, Terry and Doug, joined us today at the campground. We have traveled with them on caravans before and it was great to see them again. Irene fixed us all a great roast beef dinner in the crock pot.

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Jun 5, 2013 - 1st Day to Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Today we drove 355 miles to Yogi Bear Jellystone RV Park in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. We had great weather and sunshine all the way. It is here we met up with our friends that were traveling up from Florida. Clarence and Sandy live in Yulee, Fl., Adlai and Irene live in Jacksonville and Jim Martin(who lives in Oregon)drove up with them from Florida. Adlai and Irene hit a deer yesterday and really smashed in the front on their Allegro Bay motorhome. The deer went all the way under the motorhome and under the truck they tow. Needless to say,...

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Aug 27, 2012 - Belfast, ME to Sturbridge, MA

The next morning I took some more pictures from our room then we reluctantly checked out. The manager put a letter under our door with the bill, offering 50% off the rate if we stayed for another night. It was hard to resist with the nice room with a view and the nice little town with plenty of good places to eat besides the lobster pound. I took Glenda down to the town wharf and marina where I had been the previous evening, then we picked our way on down Rt. 1 with slow traffic and lots of scenery. We saw many beautiful mansions and B&B’s...

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Jun 26, 2012 - Massachusetts

26Jun12 - We will be spending the next two weeks at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Sturbridge, MA visiting with Marc, Trish, Caitlin and Tessa. 27Jun12 - We are planning to spend the day with the kids. It was a fun time starting with lunch of BLT and Grilled cheese outdoors and ending with grilled burgers and dogs! We went on a walking tour of the Yogi Bear park, played UNO, Frisbee and visited. The girls spent the night in the coach with us. We all had a busy but fun day. 28Jun12 - For those of you who have followed Alex's journey with...

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Apr 18, 2012 - Jellystone Park Campground, Sturbridge, MA.

Hi Y'all ! Well it's Wednesday, April 18th and we find ourselves at the Yogi Bear, Jellystone Park Campground. Last year when we arrived here the rail was pelting down and everything was goo mixed in with dead pine needles. Quite a change...When I asked the gal at the counter about it, she said they have not had any rain here the whole year. The only snow they had was in October. I'm glad we didn't bring rain with us this year, but I better say 'shush' because it seems anytime I mention something , it spites me and happens! First cold night...

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