Assateague Sukkos 2016, Day 1: Back on the Road!

Presumably you know by now that after the end of the trip, we initially decided to move to Phoenix, then decided to stay in New York.  This is the first time the RV has moved since the end of the trip!

Today we got up early and cleared our driveway at 8:30AM.  We drove south, stopping in New Jersey for cheap propane.  We continued south to Assateague Island National Seashore.

I’m sure you’re asking yourself “Haven’t you visited Assateague Island a number of times in the past?” Why yes, yes we have.  Those trips are listed on the All RV Trips page.  Assateague was our favorite pre-trip East Coast RV destination, and we spent time here in the winter of 2009, fall of 2009, fall of 2010, and fall of 2011.

This time we arrived in the afternoon.  We parked the RV at an angle so our windows would be facing the trees, not our neighbor’s RV:


Good Shabbos from Assateague Island!

Ben and Tricia Kahn, RV living in a second interview with Ami Magazine

Back in June of 2015 (around Day 676), an interview with Trish was the cover article for the magazine Ami Living (issue 221).  We asked them to not use our last name, so we became Ben and Tricia Kahn.

In this week’s issue 286, the “Mega Sukkos Edition”, a follow-up interview appeared, primarily discussing our transition back to “normal” life.

With permission from the magazine’s editor, the original article from June of 2015 appears below.

Ami Magazine - The Road Less Traveled Issue 221-1

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Ami Magazine - The Road Less Traveled Issue 221-4

Ami Magazine - The Road Less Traveled Issue 221-5

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Ami Magazine - The Road Less Traveled Issue 221-8

Ami Magazine - The Road Less Traveled Issue 221-9

Autumn Views and Junior Ranger Badges

Yesterday I rode up to the top of Bear Mountain with David.  For a comparison of the Bear Mountain climb to the big climbs of the West, see Day 274.  The Autumn colors are fantastic:


Today we received Junior Ranger badges from parks we visited on the trip.  We visited Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument on Day 961, but they didn’t have the badges and patches at the time:


The park is one of the growing number of National Monuments administered by the BLM, not NPS, so the badges are different:


We visited San Juan Island National Historical Park on Day 440, but the visitor center was closed that day, so we received the badges by mail:



Pretty Light and a Mower Fix

Even suburbia can be fetching when the early morning sun cuts through the fog:


Our mower’s deck has rusted out, so I found a 2”x8” lumber hanger and welded it onto the mower to return the mower to its former glory.  Or at least hold it together until the end of the season: