On Friday, September 1st, we hitched up the RV and continued our way northward to Alps Family Campground, roughly located 20 miles southeast of Albany, NY. The weather was fair and the ride was pleasant. We stopped off at the Blue Beacon Truck Wash in Montgomery, NY for an RV and Pickup wash. It’s not easy to wash the RV, even if we were so inclined to do so ourselves. Most parks don’t allow it. I learned from other RVers about the Blue Beacon truck washes scattered around the country. They are primarily intended for the big 18-wheelers, but they also do RV’s. For $60.00, both our RV and truck looked spic and span in about 20 minutes time. You pull your RV into a big bay and about 6 or 7 guys attack your vehicles with spray wands and brushes. This will definitely be my go-to method of washing the RV.
We pulled into the campground around 2 p.m. By the time we were all set up at our site, it was time to drive into Albany to see our son and daughter-in-law, and our grandson, James. We were so excited to see them all. They have a lovely apartment in Menands, a suburb to the east of the City. Jeremy began his academic career in Philosophy this week as a professor at Siena College. Fran, his wife, has already found employment in the area practicing veterinary medicine. And James, well… he’s just flat out cute!
We were able to hang out on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a little while. Sunday morning, we attended church with Jeremy at his new place of worship, St. George’s. Then on Monday, Labor Day, the younger Careys paid us a visit at our roving home, Beatitude II. We had a fancy picnic here and walked around the campground before they needed to return home.