Sing it! "North to....", ummm, New York?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's been a whirlwind of driving, eating, visiting and more driving since our departure from Delaware. The next two weeks aren't going to change much but I wanted to drop a short blog with a few photos from our driving and our campgrounds.

Our first stop was in Gettysburg at Artillery Ridge Campground. We had been there before and it was as nice as ever. Not inexpensive due to 1) the popular area, 2) it being the high season and 3) the amount of amenities offered. We were only there for one night and had a nice long site. The highlight was meeting Stu's old partner, Bill Metcalf, and his wife Dottie, for breakfast the next day. Oh, and I forgot to take ANY photos of the campground...weird, I know. LOL!

Bill & Dottie Metcalf, Stu & Donna
From there we moved on to Fantasy Island Campground in Sunbury, PA. A decent park but not the best for big rigs. But we did enjoy the drive....PA is a pretty state, especially this time of year. We used our Passport America membership and only paid $20 for a 50 amp FHU site.

[all photos for the day here]
Then it was on to northern PA where we settled into the KOA in Marshburg - up on the hill from Bradford. If you have read my Klondike Mystery books - this is where they are set. My late husband and I lived there for three years and loved the area. It was time to meet friends - again, photo miss. Sorry! But I did take a lot of the campground and Bradford.

KOA's are never our first choice due to price, but this one is very nice AND convenient. No TV due to trees and almost no phone signal (so no WiFi).

[all photos for the stay here]
After three nights there, it was time to move northeast. Our next stop was at Babcock Hollow Campground (Jellystone) in Bath, NY.  A nice short day and pretty scenery being in the southern tier of NY state. Fairly convenient to the interstate but in the country, we liked the park and the management. No WiFi but they are working on it. We had TV and some phone/Internet. Oh, missed the site photo so this will have to do.

[all photos for the day here]
One night and we were on the road again - for a long day. We left at 10 am and weren't settled at the KOA in Newburgh, NY until almost 7 pm. Again, pricey but we had a great site. If we return, we will try to book the same spot. We managed (barely) to get TV but we had phone and Internet. Great campground, lots of amenities (that we never use). We were there to visit family and yes, I missed taking photos again. Guess I'm getting senile. Sigh...

Stu went out for a nice two hour motorcycle ride while I recouped from not feeling real well. Photos in the album (linked below). Also some nice pics of two antique cars we saw on our drive from Bath to Newburgh.

[all photos for the stay here]
A short visit and we were on the move north to Twin Ells Campground in West Chazy, NY. Another great rate, thanks to our Passport America membership. Up to five nights at $15 a night plus electric. Wonderful staff, nice location, quiet, amenities (that we won't use) and a great site. We have phone. We have Internet via our Sprint hotspot. We have free campground WiFi. We have a huge pull-through with 50amp FHU. A little brook runs behind our site for extra privacy. is good. So good that we have booked the week after we leave the Escapade!

We have already run errands in Plattsburgh - found a Sam's Club as well as the Super Wal-Mart. Had a nice lunch at Duke's Diner and mailed some things. Today Stu went for a six hour motorcycle ride while I caught up with laundry and paperwork. Tomorrow he will probably ride again while I tackle Almost a Touch, book three in the Klondike mystery series.

[all photos for the stay here]
Saturday we head two hours to Essex Junction, VT for the Escapade. While there, we will be meeting up with a lot of RVing friends as well as new RVing friends that returned to the states from Ecuador where we initially met. We also hope to meet up with Bill & Dottie again.

We will be there until the 31st when we will move back here to Twin Ells. We have motorcycle friends coming in from Canada for a few days then. I'm hoping to get enough writing done to be able to enjoy a few rides! Blogging will happen as there is time....patience, please! LOL!

Ciao for now!


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