College Park is located very conveniently where I95 meets I495 (“The Beltway”) on the north side of Washington, DC. For those wishing to visit our nation’s capital city the Cherry Hill Park campground provides a close by place to call home. Directly from the park you can take a city bus to the nearest Metro station. Our purpose for stopping here was primarily to visit Valerie’s sisters. Cyndie lives in Germantown, MD, and Jenni lives in Arlington, VA.
This stop put us in the upper central Delmarva peninsula. If you’re not familiar with this name, it is a peninsula that includes pieces of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Delaware has the east side with the Delaware River and Delaware Bay separating it from New Jersey. Maryland occupies the west side with the Chesapeake Bay alongside and Virginia snagged a piece of the southern tip. From here we made day trips to Dover, DE, St. Michael’s, MD, and Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Pomona is in southern New Jersey close to Atlantic City. Parking here gave us the opportunity to visit the New Jersey coast and, with a little longer drive, Philadelphia. We also had some down time including some time to replace the motor on the windshield roller shade.
Our motorhome has window shades made by MCD Innovations. These shades are considered to be “cream of the crop”. Every window has two shades: a sun shade that blocks the direct sun but allows light to come through and a night shade that completely blocks all light. These roller shades can be pulled down to any position and will automatically retract slowly when you release them.
Northern New Jersey (Newark/New York City) is not very RV friendly. There are not many campsite/RV park options that will get you close to NYC. Also, since many of the roadways in this area are older, you have to try to plan your driving route to avoid low clearances as well as tunnel and bridge restrictions. But we didn’t want to completely bypass NYC.