No Hook-ups tonight!!
Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
31Trip End Aug 12, 2013
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Pulling out of camp at 9:25 we headed towards Jamestown, NY traveling along the lower section of Lake Chatuaqua. The views were wide and the countryside is beautiful. The temperature as we started out was 70, and we could tell that the humidity has dropped making everything more comfortable
Jamestown was a much larger town than we had expected it to be. The area around it is very hilly which is a change from some of the towns we have been through lately. Jamestown is also the home of Lucille Ball and we stopped by the Lucy/Desi Museum in town hoping that we could tour it. Unfortunately, it doesn't open until 11:00 on Sunday and we arrived before 10:00. We did walk up and down the street for a block or so but decided that we had too many miles to travel today to wait until the museum opened and therefore we headed on down the road. (We did meet a couple of ladies from New York State who had just gotten back from some type of Civil War reenactment...and were still fighting the war! Nice ladies but a little intense.) There were many big churches in town (thought about Jacob and hoped that he was having a good day today and sent prayers and good thoughts his way) but didn't see many cars parked at them. The busiest church we saw today was a tiny one in a small village down the road and they had cars parked along the berm and their lot was full. Makes you wonder.
Our choice of road today was to use the back roads as much as possible, but we did drive along I-86 for a few miles. The views from there were lovely. We pulled off at the Salamanca, NY which is the home of the Senaca/Iroquois Nationwampumbear.com if you are interested.
We left the museum at 12:50 and traveled a VERY rough road on the interstate...it was rough enough that Larry would have said it was "shaking our liver lights out"
At 4:55 we arrived at Watkins Glen State Park which is our home for the evening. We truly are camping tonight as we have no hookups. It is possible that we can get one tomorrow and we will make the call then whether we want to stay another night here or find space where we might tour tomorrow. It is a lovely park which reminds us somewhat of Cades Cove in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park...just better maintained. Since we don't have electric at our site, I may not be able to post this blog or its pictures today. If you get it today (Sunday) I was able to do it, if not I will get it out when I have power as well as internet (I have my own hot spot with the phone so may get written part out and do the pictures another day). Just stay tuned...you will know what I have been able to do as soon as I know!
We drove 180 miles today.
PS...was able to get on line and publish the written part of today's blog. Getting too late in the evening to run the generator so that I can upload my pictures so I will try to do that tomorrow.