Finally found time to post this. Here is a recap of our summer Sunline road trip. This year we did this in July due to work being really busy in September when we usually go.
The trip started off heading to NY from central Ohio with an over night pit stop the first night at Cindy’s Mom’s place on lake Erie.
Cindy’s Mom has a cottage on the shores of Lake Erie. Been in the family since the 50’s. Here is a pic looking over Lake Erie from the beach house.
Then we headed off to the Thousand Island area for a night. Here is a stop along the way at a rest area. Just admiring the Sunline.
Then over the water to bridge to Wesley Island in the Thousand Island area.
We stayed 1 night here as a rest over. Next year we may go back longer. Cindy went to this area as a child and wants to see the castle again.
Seems this park is home to these very large birds that make really big nests in the strangest places. Any power pole was sort of fair game…
Lots of water up there…. Everywhere
We where then hitched back up and headed east into the Adirondacks. More water on the way out of Wesley Island…
After a nice drive through the upper portion of the park we ended up here. Rollins Pond. This was sort of the pinnacle of the trip.
You are in the woods…
We had a great site with a great view.
In the morning when I was out fixing breakfast you can stare out onto the lake that is a paddlers dream. We call this paddling on glass. Boy this is hard to leave….
During the stay we made a trip to Lake Placid to visit the Olympic city the world came to see. I lived in NYS for 32 years and never made it up here. Now I go back to vacation…LOL
The older ice rink.
The Olympic museum.
Learned something new. Never knew the Bob Sled started in out in Albany NY which was about 40 miles north of home.
Sadly we had to leave… and headed down to the lower Hudson valley to visit with my Mom for several days. Mom’s place is near the land of Rip Van Winkle. The bridge over the Hudson river.
And the Castle up on the mountain you can see coming off the bridge.
If you where up in the Olana parking lot and looked due east you would see our farm. Our back property boarder the state lands which now owns the Olana historical site.
Here we are camped at camp Barca next to Mom’s house. Yes Kitty, NY has hills too….
After we trimmed up all the bushes, fixed some things on the house and did what else was on Mom’s list, (Mom is now 87) now back on the road again. We ended up here in western north PA.
Cowanesque is a Army Corp park. Nice camp ground.
Here we are in our site. Boy was it hot…. The good news is since we where boondocking in the Adirondacks it was great weather there and we did not need the AC on. But here, it was brutal without it.
H’mm then I look down the camp road. What’s that? Is that another a Sunline! Hey we are from Ohio and seeing another Sunline in the same campground is a big deal…. Don’t see them too often.
Yup it has to be.
Well we had a mini Meet and Greet with Frank and Kathy (aka “Frank”, you know the TT builder guy) from here on the forum. Frank does one heck of a pasta dish…. Yummy!
We did a trip to the Corning Glass Museum. OMG… never seen so much glass all in one spot… If you come to this area, this is a must see.
Just one of the hundreds of glass displays.
While I had preconceived notions of this museum being glass figurines it was more then that. It had many interesting exhibits on the advances of Corning cook ware, how to make glass and then techy stuff. Never dawned on me, fiber optics started here at Corning on a commercial scale. It may have been what helped save the company as one can only sell so many pots and dishes… Interesting to see how this part of history is now a big part of how data is delivered everywhere shining through stands of really thing glass fibers. The glass museum was one of Cindy’s highlights of the trip.
Then we where back on the road again to Ohio. Stayed the last 2 nights at this state park which we have used several times coming back from PA or NYS.
A little over 1,600 miles and 18 camping nights. It was a great time. Thanks for looking.
John and Cindy
For more pic’s of the trip see here: 2011 Sunline Road Trip