We rolled out about 8:00 AM and crossed from Pennsylvania into New York and onto the Thruway. The EZ-Pass is great but I still have to go through the manned booth in NY so they can set the number of axles due to the trailer. Just out of town, we encountered some rain and I turned on the wipers. They moved part way through a cycle and stopped dead. Then they, by fits and starts, returned to the starting position after about two minutes. A stop at the Angola Service Center convinced me that whatever was wrong, I wasn't going to be able to fix it. Luckily, at speed, the rain beaded and blew off the windshield.
It started spitting at the Massachusetts state line as we started climbing and descending through the Berkshires on the Mass Pike. Lee was at Exit 2 where we got off and the Super 8 was close to the exit. It had a smaller lot but was big enough for the two semi's there already plus our rig. There were also several corporate looking pilot cars in the lot. It was a nice place with new furniture and lived up to the four star rating.
We walked across the street to Friendly's Restaurant for supper. We both had clam chowder while Sandy had a Caesar salad followed by ice cream and I had what they called a turkey bacon supermelt with fries. It was good but I dripped some cheese sauce on my shirt. Bback at the room, I worked on my bills and did a little blogging about Frankenmuth. I may never get caught up.
We did see on Facebook that Mike and Kim had taken granddaughter Jolene to school for an hour to meet the teacher. She will be starting full day junior kindergarten on Thursday. And she won't be four until December.
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