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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Installing SnapPads on Our Hydraulic Jacks

Eric bought SnapPads to protect
the base of our Hydraulic Jacks.

An added bonus is the extra one
inch they add for leveling &
stabilizing our motorhome.

Dish soap makes it easier to install the SnapPads.

It is applied along the rim
of the pad so the pad will slip
on easier.

The Jack is lowered....

The pad is lined up
beneath the Jack.


The jack is fully extended.

The slippery dish soap makes seating the jack's foot into the beveled edge of the SnapPad 

Occasionally a campground or parking area will require pads under the jacks to protect the parking surface. With these pads we can comply without placing our regular pads under the jacks. This along with the extra inch of leveling capability AND the jack foot protection makes these SnapPads a good addition.

NOW we will see if they stay on over bumpy roads as advertised or will we lose one along the way..... Only time will tell.

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Villages RV Resort @ Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York

The Villages RV Park is
about a mile and a half
from Turning Stone

All the roads and campsites in this 175 site RV Park have full hookups.

This building has Registration,
a Store, Arcade, Laundromat
& Lounge with TV.

One of the lakes on
the property

This lake has a dock &
paddle boats.

One of the waterfront

The Pool & Heated Spa

The Tennis Court, Volleyball
& Basketball Courts

The Bocce Ball Court, Playground
& pavilion with fireplace

West... To Verona, New York

Eric & I follow a motorhome with
car in tow out of Thousand Trails
Sturbridge Family Campground.

We follow signs to Interstate

Overhead Electronic Tolling

No Transponder?
No Problem We Will Bill You

Our EZ Pass registers with the
overhead tolling device.

It's nice not to have to slow
down at toll booths.

Welcome to Wilbraham
Home of
Friendly Ice Cream

The shoulder is closed for
sign installation.

This truck with attenuator
is protecting the mower.

Bridge Construction

I am happy to see our nation's
aging bridges being replaced.

Next up... the New York 
State Thruway

Welcome to New York

We slow for a toll booth.

We continue west toward

The Alfred H. Smith Memorial
& the Castleton-on Hudson 
Bridges in the rain...

A quick stop at the Pattersonville

Military vehicles on the move...

They are probably driving to
Fort Drum near Watertown.

Hunters Plaid on a barn...

A bold choice.

One of the Locks on the
that make this waterway

are off of Exit 33.

We take the exit to
"Fair Verona."

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient Grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
-from the Prologue of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Eric & I leave the Thruway....

... pass Turning Stone Casino Resort....

.... & arrive at The Villages

We park & register.

Eric & his bike at our campsite.

We have 50 amp electric service with good voltage, water, and sewer hookups.

I am happy to see paved roads in at this RV Park.  Let's get on our bikes and ride....

Rocketman @ CineMagic in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Eric & I are expecting movie magic at CineMagic in Sturbridge.....

                              Rocketman is a visually stunning & musically moving account
                                                               of Elton John's life.

Go see it!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Marty Joins the Staff @ Stop & Shop in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

... & met Marty.

Marty is an autonomous

He patrols the aisles of the store using image capturing technology to find and report spills
and debris.

I signed up for a Stop & Shop
Customer Card to get sale
prices throughout the store.

We collect store cards as we travel to get discounts in the store and at store-owned and participating gas stations.

Eric found the Scan It
Shopping Option.

Scan your card below.

Pick up your scanner
& start shopping.

Bag your selected items while
you shop.

When you're done shopping, pay for your groceries using an app on your phone.  

Craft Beer @ Homefield Kitchen & Brewing in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

 is located in the basement of

This cozy cafe & brewery
hosts art by local artists.

Besides serving Homefield brews,
regional beers are available.

Sections have different themes. 

Beer Terrain From Field to Glass
by owner Jonathan Cook &
our glasses of Manifest beer.

The dark malty beer with hints of coffee is delightful.