Norfolk, VA to Marlton, NJ / Philadelphia, PA., Eastern State Penitentiary
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When I left Norfolk, I took the Chesapeake Bridge and Tunnel which connects you to the northern part of Virginia, on through Maryland, Delaware and into New Jersey. Four states in one day. can't do that in the west! Parked at a little Elks Lodge in Marlton, NJ which is only 20 miles east of Philadelphia. The lodge was a small home and only open on weekends. A guy was mowing the lawn and helped me locate where to park.
My first day in Philadelphia involved a walk all around the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. There were long lines to get into see the Bell and security as tough as an airport so I decided to pass on it. Costumed actors were all around the area giving little skits associated with the history of the area.
Thanks to the trolly tour, I returned the next day and went to explore the Eastern State Penitentiary. What a place! It was featured on a History Channel not too long ago (The Big House). Due to the condition of the buildings, only a couple of cell blocks were open to the public but they offered a guided tour that took us into other areas not open to the general viewing.
Elks Lodges: 12 Escapees Parks: 5 Public RV Parks: 6 National Parks: 9 Major Ships: 4 Forts: 6
Expenses: 3 months on the road with an average expense of $1821 per month.