Men and Women are created equal...
Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
31Trip End Aug 12, 2013
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We pulled out of our site at 10:05…and made it about twenty feet before stopping and having another conversation with our next door camping neighbor, finally pulling out of the campground at 10:30. (Another truth of life when you RV…are you listening Steve and Linda?...is that if you are truly in a hurry to leave camp do NOT make eye contact with another camper!!)
Our next stop was about ¼ of a mile away as we wanted to tour the Sampson Memorial Museum which lies right at the park entrance. It was most interesting just and Tom and Linda said it would be. The original facility was HUGE. It was built in 270 days for a boot camp during WWII
When we left the museum at 11:20, the temperature was a pleasant 68 degrees. The topography was much flatter as we drove northward today than we had become accustomed to on our drive up here several days ago. Beautiful farmland. Part of our drive today paralleled parts of a canal system that was a contributing branch of the Erie Canal. John has always been fascinated by canals, therefore ANYTIME we have ever been near one a mandatory stop has been made!
Before we could stop at the canal however, we made a pilgrimage to The Women’s Rights National Historical Park. John had found this in some of the literature that he has been studying and felt that we owed it to the women (and men) who fought so long and so hard for women’s suffrage and rights in general. I agreed and thus we arrived at the museum in Seneca Falls, NY at 12:10. It wasn’t a huge museum but was interesting to tour. Looking at a film from the time of Elizabeth Cady Stanton it was shocking to realize how few rights that women were "allowed" by men
Whew!! Now I will get off of my soapbox and continue to Locks 2 & 3 of The Caygua-Senaca Canal. The pictures will explain how it appears and how it works, just suffice it to say that John was more than pleased with his stop at the locks! We got there just as a small boat was locking in from downstream so we got to watch the whole process. This lock system ties on to the Erie Canal several miles north of Seneca Falls by the way.
Driving out of town through the old town of Seneca Falls, we were surprised at the number of HUGE older homes here, most of which are still in good repair. There must have been (and likely still is) a large population of moneyed people in this area
We arrived at The Villages at Standing Stone RV Resort in Verona, NY close to Standing Stone Casino at 4:20. This is rated a 10/10/10 in Trailer Life, but we don’t think it should be that well rated. It appears that most of the sites are not very level at all. It looks like an older park that isn’t in as good a condition as it should be to be rated so highly. The electricity is very good however, and we are settled in for the evening. A shuttle comes through the park as needed, and we will likely catch it after awhile and go to the Casino for our evening meal. Neither of us is very big on the gambling (OR the smoking cigarettes part!) part, but the food is usually good and at a reasonable price in most casino’s we have visited. We shall see if that holds true here.
We have had a good day—drove 99 miles so we have picked up the pace!