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.
A little north and west from Santa Fe you can find the 33,000 acre Bandelier National Monument (pics). Here on the Pajarito Plateau can be found evidence of human occupation dating back over 10,000 years. Volcanic eruptions from 1.5 million years ago sent 1,000 feet thick layers of ash across the landscape. As the ash cooled, it welded into a relatively soft rock called tuff.