As many of you know we started our retirement in Mexico. Due to the Pandemic we decided to leave Mexico in early May and head back to the US. Here is a link to that report: https://advrider.com/f/threads/retired-and-riding-temporarily-on-pause-in-northern-new-york.1424901/ We spent 7 weeks at Pattis’ brother and sister in law in Northern New York. It is great to have family that will put you up and put up with you. Being restless we came up with a plan to head West. No definite destination but Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone are on the list. Leaving Plattsburgh,NY via Lake Champlain. Our first 3 nights were spent with our best friends who live in NH just north of the MA border. We had not seen them since we left for our MX trip. Prior to leaving the Northeast I needed to see my dad who is in assisted living. His place has been locked down since the beginning of the pandemic. The administrator was ahead of the curve which resulted in no cases at the facility. On Thursday the 25th we went to see my dad. He was very excited to see us. The home had set up 15 minute visits but we were able to squeeze out a 75 minute visit. My dad who is 94 does a lot at the home. He entertains and sings for the other residents. This has been a boon of late as they have not been able to bring in outside entertainers. The home recognized him with a sketch which was done by another resident. This was hung in a common area and will be there in perpetuity. They just opened up to outside visits last week. Outside. 6’ distance masks required. I am awaiting a picture from the home and I will post it. View attachment 2398452 On the 27th we rode via some great backroads from NH to the Albany, NY area where Pattis’ sisters all live. We stayed with her eldest sister and spend an hour or so visiting her other two sisters in area. We had to retrieve some of our camping gear that one of Pattis’ sisters was generous enough to let us store in her house. We had a great time visiting with everyone and prepping for our departure today. We left Albany this morning the 29th of June. I had created a route that took us via all secondary highways ending up in Tioga PA at Ives Run Campground. I have a bunch of pictures on my P&S camera that I will post when I pull out the computer and download them. 300 miles down today. Who knows how many more to come.