After 5 months, we’re back in our house on wheels.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, our friends Ralph and Carlie generously allowed us to park our motorhome on their property. This gave us the opportunity to not only visit with them but to get ourselves settled back into our home and to do some shopping to resupply.
The photo above is from Lake Casitas Recreation Area. This was our first stop after leaving Ralph and Carlie. This lake is located in the coastal hills between Ventura and Ojai, CA. Although the lake has benefited somewhat from this past winter’s rains, it still remains at only 43% of capacity. Nevertheless, we had a few days of nice weather and tranquility.
As we have for the past 13 years (or is it 14 years?) our family has come together for a weekend at the Eagle Cove Resort on Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee. The lake is split between Kentucky and Tennessee.
We entered Vermont from New York by crossing the Lake Champlain Bridge. This bridge, completed in 2011, was built using a “modified network tied arch design”, also known as a “basket handle”. The recently completed Eggners Ferry Bridge (that we crossed in May to get to Kenlake State Resort Park near Murray, KY), was built using a similar design. The Lake Champlain Bridge replaced the Champlain Bridge after state inspectors determined that it was structurally unsafe.
Jamestown is located on the southern end of the Chautauqua Lake in far western New York state. Jamestown is also the birthplace of Lucille Ball. At the age of 15, Lucy convinced her mother to allow her to go to New York City to attend an acting school where she was told that she had no talent and should find something else more suitable. Clearly, she persisted and some 6 years later began to get work as a model.