"We Survived", says Lynnie

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
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Trip End Jun 01, 2011


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Where I stayed
Interlake RV Campground

Flag of United States  , New York
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another fine mess we got ourselves into today, we did.  The trip wasn't bad, 'cept for getting messed up around a few places and repeating some parts of the route.  The East is WAY different than the mostly barren and simple parts of the West that we've seen.  We traveled another Turnpike today.  If you're not aware, a Turnpike is a toll road.  This one cost only a couple of dollars to travel the thirty or so miles.  We stopped at an Information Center and Lynnie got us some more maps and directions to our new "home".  The route we took, tooks through Hyde Park, the area where Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor lived part of their lives.  The Vanderbilt mansion is also right in the area. It's a National Historic Site.

We'll stay at this park two nights, to enable us to visit both places.  This is the costliest park we've experienced.  Even with our Good Sam discount, it was expensive.  It's nice though, with lots of trees and near the river.  We can hear the geese cooing near our site.  The folks who own it are friendly and seem to be accommodating. There are about one hundred and fifty sites here, many of which are held by the season.  Things are just opening up here.  Wade, a worker who directed us to our spot, said the had many trees go down during the storms of the last winter.  There's a huge pile of debris just below our spot, which they will burn later in the year.  There's a decent laundromat here too, so you know what that means... More guitar practice! <grin>  I took only one picture today.  It shows the toll gate for the FDR bridge.  It cost us $5.50 for our rigs to cross.  $2.50 for shorty and $1.50 per axle for Sooby.  Go figure.

The wind is pretty wild now, so we expect another stormy night.  Last night we had lots of thunder, lightning and rain.  It was quite foggy as we pulled out of camp.  We did get up to an elevation in excess of 1200 feet today, rather high for this area.  
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