We Have Arrived!

We’ve finally reached our new home state! Last night we arrived in Keene, New Hampshire, about 35 miles from our new home. It amazes me how quickly we were able to travel through five states in one day. Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts  and New Hampshire. All in about 8 hours! We even had a leisurely lunch in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, where we enjoyed a gluten free burger and fries at Red Robin.

I took a few pictures along the way, but not many. A couple of the states we passed through after dark but I’m sure we’ll make it back there to do some more looking around eventually.

Pennsylvania is pretty, but the parts we were in seemed very remote. Little shopping, difficult to find grocery stores, etc. Kind of “back woods”. Would be a great place to vacation though, if you wanted to get away from the busyness of the cities.

I love all of the beautiful churches.

I liked this part of New York state (southern) much better than where we had been in Pennsylvania. I’m not sure why, it just seemed more open and airy.

I believe this bridge took us over the Hudson River…I couldn’t find a sign, but Tony said that’s what it was, so I’m going with it!

Gorgeous skies over the river.

Our 9th and final toll of our trip. I think we totaled about $100 in tolls.

I’m pretty sure this is a Connecticut sunset. I was going to be very diligent and write little notes after each photo along our trip so I would remember where each one was taken. But you know how that goes!

What is up with these dogs wanting to snuggle into Chloe’s cat bed? This time it was Romeo. Guess when we get settled in the new house they’ll need beds of their own.

I’ve talked my husband into staying one more night in Keene, New Hampshire (in a hotel). Thank goodness! I need a break from camping where there is absolutely nothing to do. I’m not good at doing nothing!

We haven’t decided where we’re going to camp for the next week or so until our house closes. There are only two choices. One an hour from here and one in northern NH on the border. We’d like to avoid the northern one if possible. Wouldn’t it be a shame if we just had to stay in a hotel for the remainder of time? 😉

So today, we’ll do laundry, and shop on Main street…Yay!! When we drove in last night I was thrilled and relieved that Keene is a very nice town with fantastic shops, really interesting restaurants and big store shopping as well. The best part is that it’s only about 30 minutes from our new home. If you remember, this is my first time on the east coast. I haven’t even seen our house yet! That’s on our agenda for today, as well.

So stay tuned, I plan to take lots of pictures today!

14 Comments on “We Have Arrived!

  1. You haven’t even seen you house yet? That dog is pretty funny. I have an old drawer outside with a blanket in it in the animal corner of the verandah and Ton (if he works very hard at making like a snail,) can fit himself right into it!.. Dogs, where do the animals go when you are making like a lady in an hotel? c


    • Nope I hadn’t seen it in person until today. Remember, it’s 3,000 miles away from the home we left. The dogs and the cat are right here in the Courtyard Marriot with us. All doing great and happy as clams. 🙂


      • You must be so excited, but you have seen it now? Wow, a new life. I love that your furry crew can stay with you there. It is such a bonus when an hotel will take animals, maybe Ton can start travelling with me! c


      • Yes, I saw it today. I’m getting ready to post pictures in a few minutes. Ton is such a fantastic dog, I bet he would love traveling with you. Our dogs have been great. I’m surprised because sometimes Romeo can be a nervous nellie. But he’s been wonderful. I think they are happy as long as they are with us…no matter where that may be. (Unless it’s on a wood floor or tile…LOL)


  2. Hi Sweet April…I have followed you all the way across the country! I am exhausted…lol!
    I am so happy for you and your hubby. A great new life for you both and with your online blogs/recipes you’re still in action! I will miss seeing you at Dr. P’s on occasion. Your Mom and I will connect for concerts and dinners, of course. Be Safe and Happy, Always.
    Your old pal, Gay Edwards


  3. Congratulations on making it to NH. I just love the image of your enormous Romeo trying to squeeze into the cat’s bed. I think I would be screaming for a hotel after all that camping too. It will be so exciting to visit your new home. I hope you’ll share some images xx


    • I will definitely be posting as many pictures as possible. 🙂 Romeo is crackup. Today he laid closer and closer to the cat food until he knew we weren’t interested in what we were doing, and sure enough, we caught him eating her food. Evidently they think she’s leading the sweet life with a nice bed and special food. Ha! 😉


    • Hi Patty, thank you for stopping by! 🙂 You’re right, New Hampshire is gorgeous and so far every single person we’ve come across in NH has been extremely nice. We are going to love it here! 🙂


  4. This has been quite exciting to follow your blog. I check every day to see where you both are landing. You and Tony are going to love so much about the east.


    • I’m so happy you’ve been following! You’re right, it has been very exciting! We already love it, can’t wait to get settled and really experience it. 🙂


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