Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pine Acres to to Bald Mountain – 25 September 2011

The web research on Fall in New England seemed to recommend the last week in September to the first week in October as optimum time to visit. But this year is still very warm, and the trees are only just beginning to turn; hopefully they get going while we are here.

We drove to Old Deerfield historic village to have a look at the village with it's original houses built in the seventeenth century. This gave Alan a chance to meet up with us. He had set out from NZ a day behind us. Alan arrived on time, as we were looking around the village with a self guide map. Many of the houses have been restored, and are able to be viewed with a guide. We however did not have enough time to do that, and set off for our next campsite in a fairly remote area called Bald Mountain.

When we arrived at the campsite, the owners had closed the reception and left a a note to camp anywhere. The campgrounds were pretty much deserted, so we had unlimited choice of where to park. We camped right by the river, near the facilities. We were fascinated by the antics of Chip (don't know where Dale was), this should have been a clue to our location, as acorns fell very loudly and heavily on the RV roof all night long. Not such a good choice after all!!

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