From Washington DC we take the last mile to New Jersey / New York. On the way, we stop in Madison and visit our friends. Mara and Elin are super happy to meet their friends too and enjoy playing with them! From New Jersey we explore the area and take the boat taxi over to New York Financial district.
Luckily, Yolanda found an apartment in New York after having researched various platforms for hours. We end up staying in a nice apartment in Brooklyn, just next to the botanic garden. Arriving in Brooklyn, we get a warm welcome from our Swiss friends Michi and Maria and join them for dinner at their lovely place (Good timing that Michi and Maria are in town). We do not only enjoy the great view from their terrace but also the delicious dinner. A fresh prepared and authentic Italian dinner – thank you Maria! The last days we enjoy living in the city, exploring New York and shoping. Michi also takes me out and we enjoy hanging out (e.g. at THE STANDING ROOM).
The Outer Banks an certainly be recommended and we will certainly be back in North Carolina one day! Ocracoke is a beautiful and quite island that offers nice beaches and is great to relax. We move on up to Kill Devil Hills and spend our time visiting the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Bodie Lighthouse and playing with the waves on the beach. The Wright brothers taught the world to fly with their first successful airplane flights on Dec 17th, 1903. At Bodie Lighthouse we climb up the 200 stairs to get a gorgeous view of the island. The light house stands between tall pine trees and freshwater marshland.
Our first stop in Florida is Tampa (St Petersburg). From here we move on to Fort Desote, a beautiful county park with waterfront campsites and wonderful white sand beaches – a gorgeous place! On our way to Fort Meyers we stop at the Café of an former coworker of Yolanda. Continuing on the road to Fort Meyers, we find this amazing place at coconut beach. So far, so good. We had some heavy rain in Florida and do not feel yet quite adopted to this climate – hot and humid, thunderstorms that flood the streets and our campsite,… This are some reasons for us to decide to head back north to a climat that better matches with us. on our way back to the east coast, we spend a few days at the Disney Campground. Here, we cleaning up our trailer and make it ready for delivery. Of course, we don’t miss Magic Kingdom – and Mara and Elin enjoy the rides on the roller coaster! Lucky enough we quit Tampa area early and before hurricane Hermine hit the region.
We now head to Cocoa beach and drop off our trailer on Sept 1st in Sattelite Beach. One highlight is certainly the Kennedy Space Center. We get to see all those rockets, learn more about the Space Shuttles, and have a great day at the exhibition.
We now continue on the road and head North towards NewYork and briefly stop in Savannah.
Further, we decide to go back to Myrtle beach and rent a cabin at the camp ground for a few days.