We made it! Saturday afternoon we pulled into Reading, Pennsylvania, about 11 miles from where Rob will be working. We spent the weekend exploring the area a little bit and becoming familiar with our surroundings. Rob was to begin work on Tuesday, so we had some time to spare.
We were told that there was an RV pad where Rob will be working, but we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to use it or not. We were given the go-ahead yesterday when Rob talked to his new supervisor. This was a huge relief since the nearest (affordable) campground we could find was almost 20 miles away, making for a 40 mile daily commute, and in our dear old van, that was not something we really wanted to have to do. The RV pad here had not been used in a couple of years so it was in need of a little love when we pulled up yesterday.
We spent some time scraping moss and weeds and before too long, it was looking like a mighty nice place to call home. We still need to run a hose for water, but other than that, we have utilities and are quite cozy. We are the only ones here, so after the park closes, it gets very quiet. And dark.
Rob began his new job today. He simply rode his bike down the hill and he was there, and he was even able to come home for lunch, which was great. This Historical Site is bordered by a State Park, so there are a lot of trails for hiking and a playground and even a swimming pool all within a few miles from here. And the area is dog-friendly, which makes Charlie extra happy. 🙂