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Sweetwater Forest

Nights in Vermont were only getting colder, forcing us south. We decided to point Velma towards the sun, but we got distracted by siren call of the cape to the East. Cape Cod, to be exact.

We decided to change things up and, on our way to Brewster, MA, we did our first overnight at a Cracker Barrel. Up until this time in our vagabonding, we'd spent maybe a weeks-worth of nights in Wal Mart parking lots. We are grateful that businesses like Wal*Mart welcome motorhomes in transit to overnight in their lots. In part to show our gratitude, but mostly to entertain ourselves, we often find ourselves wandering the aisles once we've parked and double checked with the manager. This time, with no aisles to wander, we ended up having both dinner and breakfast at the Londonderry, NH Cracker Barrel before getting back on our merry way. I have to say - I'd much rather spend our dollars on hash brown casserole and pancakes than rolls of toilet paper or laundry detergent.

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Portland (East)

Portlandia(s).  I don't know if it is a coincidence, but Jeremy and I have soft spots for both PDX and Portland (East). Waterfront city?  Check.  Known for their food scene?  Check.  Penchant for craft brews, pup-friendliness and focus on sustainability. Check, check, checkity-check. We didn't have nearly as much time as we wanted to explore Portland (East), but we know we will come back for more adventuring.

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Elkhart and Northern Indiana

Once we sold our house and left Nashville, we spent a few weeks in Southern Illinois with Jeremy's family. Those weeks were spent seriously moving in to the Viper, as when we were still in Nashville, Velma was parked on the street we couldn't put our slides out. While we moved in and tinkered around, a few things got added to a "we should probably leave this to some professionals" list which lined us up for another trip to Elkhart, IN. (One of the fun items on this list was installing our Nature's Head compost toilet! We love this thing so much we're going to have an entire post dedicated just to our hippie toilet. You're excited aren't you?)

This being our third stay in Elkhart - and our longest as we arrived just as the NeXus crew was finishing up their fleet headed to the Hershey RV Show - we actually spent quite a fair amount of time out and about in Elkhart and the surrounding towns. 

This post is a wrap-up of our highlights from our 5 night stay in August. If you want to see even *more* pictures, make sure you "like" our Facebook Page as I'll be sharing an album of photos there, too.

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