More scavenger hunts??!!

Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
Trip End Aug 12, 2013

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Canandaigua/Rochester KOA
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Lock on Erie Canal...AGAIN!!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

First of all, I have an addition to yesterday's blog…I think I forgot to mention that we were actually in Canada yesterday for about thirty minutes while we were on the tour boat. Thus the title…A Tale of Two Countries! Also we were told that from Alexandria Bay on the St. Lawrence Seaway where we were, to the Atlantic Ocean is approximately a 1,000 miles. The total mileage from the Atlantic to Duluth, Minnesota is over 2,600 miles! It is the longest fresh water route in the world.

We slept in this morning since we were so tired last night after yesterday’s excursion. The outside temperature is warming up—59 degrees this morning—with a lovely blue sky. Pulling out of camp at 9:45 we headed to Adams, NY, on the first part of another scavenger hunt. We stopped at 10:25 at a golf club that our friend Pat McG. had played at many years ago. In 1968 she had won the Ladies Club Championship for that year. She had mentioned that there used to be a plaque on the wall inside with the year and her name inscribed and wondered if it were still there. Well our friend, it indeed IS still there, and we took a picture to prove it. The name of the club has changed since you were there (you thought that the club might not even still be standing!) from Tomacy Golf Club to Adams Country Club but we suspect you would recognize it very well!

We left the golf club around 10:45 and headed towards Macedon, NY past Syracuse driving mostly on I-81 and I-90. It was a very nice drive and since the roads were in pretty good shape we enjoyed it. The temperature was in the upper 70’s by mid afternoon.

After passing through Palmyra, NY (which is a lovely little village) we stopped at yet another lock on the Erie Canal just outside of Macedon. If you remember, I told you that if we were close to a canal there WOULD be a side trip to it! The canal park was lush and attractive. From there we drove through Macedon which is also a nice-looking village.

After looking around that area for awhile, we headed towards Canandaigua, NY for two reasons. First we have been told by no less than two friends that we needed to go see it. By the way, the main street is indeed a VERY wide one! Second, oldcat once again had a stop involving food that he wanted us to make thus yet another scavenger hunt. This was to the Beacon Farm Market just outside of town on State Route 20. Well, we drove and drove (you know how it is when you are looking for something for the first time…it ALWAYS takes forever!) and had just about given up and were going to turn around and head back to Canandaigua on the next hill. Well, I am sure you know the rest of the story—we spied it just as we topped the hill! We pulled in and took a picture of the front of it (I am sure the folks working there thought that we didn’t get out much) and then went in and purchased some fruit, vegetables, and yes, cookies. Oldcat, you are killing us. Yikes!

The area between Macedon and Canandaigua was a lovely one. There were many very large, well kept, older homes on our route and also some large farms with large fields. We saw a different type of outside finish on several houses. Of course we were driving by and couldn’t see too closely, but they appeared to have been sided by small, round river rocks. There would be one layer of the river rocks, and then what appeared from a distance to be a very narrow slice of concrete—it wasn’t mortar as it was much to straight for that. These rows of alternating small river rocks and a layer of narrow concrete covered the whole house. The number of river rocks is astounding to contemplate. It was a very impressive look and would have had to have been built by a master stone mason. Some of you New Yorkers may know what it was that we saw. If so, let me know!

We pulled into the Canandaigua/Rochester KOA at 5:35 (temp: 78 degrees) which was EXACTLY what we said we would NOT do today as we wanted to get into camp earlier. This is apparently high camping season in this area of NY and there were only grassy sites with just electric and water available. We were OK with that as we only needed electricity tonight and are thankful that we got a site as they only have a few left.

We have had a lovely day today and drove 170 miles. Now, as for tomorrow’s itinerary…well, let’s just say...stay tuned. There may be a "bucket list" check off coming! There are a few things that I did NOT tell you about our day today!
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Sue Painter on

:-) So glad your adventures are continuing. I think you have a book in you - and could do the Charles Kuralt thing.

Jackie & Ernie on

Ernie said recognize the golfer but not the shoes. W e are enjoying the traveling with you via blog. We listed the house today,will probably move in 3 years! Wish us luck.

dwlp.travelkids on

J and E...Wow! We are excited for you on your decision to put the house on the market...and you better be ready to get it all together in case it sells quickly! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. By the way, "Tiger" says that he figures if he holds on to the shoes long enough, they will be back in style...ya think??

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