Day 07: East Wareham, MA (Jellystone Campground)

Trip Start Jun 30, 2012
Trip End Jul 23, 2012

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Jellystone Campground

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Friday, July 6, 2012

By this point route 1 was moving a little faster and we decided to travel route 1 through Connecticut and into Rhode Island.  While traveling on the scenic route we were treated with views of rivers, sounds, and the Atlantic and of course crossed several bridges.  My son had his basketball with him but up until now he hadn't had a chance to get on a court.  So we made a stop at a city park along the route.  We gave him about 20 minutes to shoot around before continuing our trip.  We also stopped at a local library.  My son is participating in the summer reading program back at home and wanted to stop and get his card stamped at a library on our trip.  The next stop would be lunch in Newport, RI.  We had lunch at a table near the marina within the confines of the Naval Training Center.  We didn't expect to end up on the base but we took a wrong turn that put us at the gate.  After lunch we scanned the map and decided that we could make it to the Cape Cod area before the day ended.  We traveled along route 6 in Massachusetts until we arrived in the Cape Cod area.  This is were it gets a little interesting.  We knew there were several campgrounds in the Cape Cod area but all of the campgrounds that we visited were full.  At this point I was ready to call it quits and find a hotel but I wanted to first visit the area where the ferries departed for Martha's Vineyard.  On the way to East Falmouth we stopped at another campground that was also full.  The attendant there made a call to Jellystone at Maple Park to check on site availability for us.  Surprisingly, Maple Park had sites available and I was able to reserve a site while they were on the phone.  We were very happy to have found a site.  Now we can concentrate on visiting Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard over the next couple of days.
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