We left the campground at Camden,Maine around 10:30 as we were not in any really hurry to complete the 160 miles drive south to Salisbury, Massachusetts. It was drizzling most of the morning but we somehow avoided the rain as we headed south.
We rode on highway 1 most of the way through Maine but got on the turnpike for about 20 miles in Maine and the short distance it took to get through New Hampshire. Total toll costs were $15.50 which I find a bit steep and heard that the tolls north of Boston were not too bad compared to those south of Boston. I think we will choose our route carefully going south to avoid tolls where possible.
We got to Beach Rose RV Park around 1:30 pm at Salisbury, Massachusetts and got a nice back in site with concrete pad for the off season rate of 37.00 per night. Still pricey in my opinion but when you compare this camp to those nearby it is by far the better deal to be had if we wanted to visit Boston.
We just checked out the immediate area the remainder of the day we arrived. Then the rains began and didn’t let up through the night. The next morning it was still raining so we decided to wait till Friday to catch the train into Boston. But we thought it would be a good day to drive around the area…
Man what fun it is to drive around in downtown Boston… narrow lanes, “pentasections”, one ways, no ways, honking horns, jaywalkers, sign language, and a higher than normal percentage of idiots on the roads. On the bright side we drove through Harvard, by the Boston Common, through Chinatown, in the Financial District, beside Beacon Hill, along Boston harbor and into the adjacent town of Charleston.
Also, on the way way back to our RV park we stopped in the town of Salem… you know the one where they hung witches including one named Sarah Good. With a name like that I am sure she shouldn’t have been hung in Salem. Along with the witches were many other dead notables in the colonial cemetery. Here there was even a grave marker for the only person who moved from Plymouth after sailing to America on the Mayflower… Man the history here is just crazy!!!