Thanks for a great ride report
Your report was well done and brought back good memories.
Last year my wife and I flew to Boston, picked up a KLR and road it back home to Tennessee. It was a good trip (other than the stock seat). We stayed in hotels rather than camping. We started in Front Royal on the Skyline and left the BRP at Boone, NC. That was by far the nicest part of the trip. But part of the MA/PA/NY section wasn't bad either.
All of our meals were off the parkway and we found a couple of simple but nice places.
Our ride was in July but it ended up being the coolest week of the summer. It was also during the week and there was very little traffic.
Thanks again for your report. A link to our trip is in the signature.