Across the USA 2013 #8 (Hoak’s 4WD)

May 20, 2013

Our last stop before shipping The Turtle V to Europe was Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, home of Hoak’s Four Wheel Drive Center. This was a safe harbor to do a final oil & filter change, remove all lights, cameras, GPS, etc. from the outside and the cab for safe transport in the double-locked camper, and finish up a few last minute projects. In-between all of this, we took time to play tourists with our gracious hosts, Ben & Ann Hoak, owners of Hoak’s Four Wheel Drive Center. The local specialty is crab cakes, so that was a must. A weekend farmers’ market had such delicacies as smoked dog bones and a wonderful assortment of homemade pies, cakes and jams by the local Amish. A popular tourist town was Intercourse. We hear Paradise was nearby, but we didn’t go there.

Hoak’s Four Wheel Drive Center was a safe harbor to do final oil & filter change and prepare the truck for shipping.

Hoak’s Four Wheel Drive Center was a safe harbor to do a final oil & filter change and prepare the truck for shipping.

We joined Ben & Ann Hoak for a crab cake feast, a must if you are in this part of the country.

We joined Ben & Ann Hoak for a crab cake feast, a must if you are in this part of the country.

Fresh crab cakes!! Trust us, they taste better than they look.

Fresh crab cakes!! Trust us, they taste better than they look.

Homemade pies, cakes and jams by the local Amish were a tempting treat.

Homemade pies, cakes and jams by the local Amish were a tempting treat.

A bone for your Great Dane? Yes, there were small bones for your poodle. Maybe a pig tail?

A bone for your Great Dane? Yes, there were small bones for your poodle. Maybe a pig tail?

Yes, there is a town named “Intercourse”. Looks like there is also an Intercourse Island in the Dampier Archipelago off Western Australia. Probably not related?

Hm, there is a town named “Intercourse”. Looks like there is also an Intercourse Island in the Dampier Archipelago off Western Australia. Probably not related?

At the Intercourse Museum, we discovered a beautiful selection of Amish quilts

At the Intercourse Museum, we discovered a beautiful selection of Amish quilts

Trees were in bloom everywhere.

Trees were in bloom everywhere.

Tidy Amish farms dotted the rolling countryside. Steel wheels were norm, and five mules provided power on this farm wagon It’s an Amish thing.

Tidy Amish farms dotted the rolling countryside. Steel wheels were  the norm, and five mules provided power on this farm wagon. It’s an Amish thing.

 

 

 

 

 

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