Friday morning we left Clayton and headed east over the Adirondack Mountains on US 2. The mountains of NY are not like the Sierras or Rockies. They have major ski areas like Lake Placid, but they do not appear high because of the gradual grades and slopes. We enjoyed all the trees and lakes along the way. We ended the day at a State Park in Saranac Lake near the summit. We enjoyed a campfire with the wood provided by the Park and had a quiet evening without 120V power.
This camp bordered an outdoor barbeque restaurant that is a ‘happening spot’. The live band was very good, and we had nice entertainment along with our campfire. What a great evening!!
We did have fully charged computers and MiFi for internet access. With a little conservation we had time both evening and morning for email and Facebook.
No power meant no coffee maker, so after a pot of tea, we went to Lake Placid for breakfast and to browse in the shops of this resort town. After the ‘looking’, we back-tracked to Saranac Lake and US 2 then down to Plattsburgh where we took a ferry across Lake Champlain to Vermont.
We always enjoy boat rides but this was the first one with the trailer hooked to make a 58 foot vehicle.
I must note that we were the first vehicle loaded on the ferry! We continued east through Burlington to an RV Park in Danville, east of Montpelier. The Sugar Ridge RV Village and Campground is a destination Park with a lot of seasonal RV’s in the Park.
There were a lot of families using the park with this the weekend before Labor Day. It’s a first class park that we would definitely enjoy staying in again. We took a short hike down to their pond before we left.
Sunday we continued on across Vermont and New Hampshire to Maine where we stopped at the Mountain View Campground in Dixfield ME just east of Rumford. In Vermont we made a stop at the Farmers Daughter which is a General Mercantile in an old 1800’s barn. Lots of interesting country items along with Vermont made items. It didn’t take us long to travel across New Hampshire, as it is very narrow this far north. We will see more of southern New Hampshire when we leave Maine. We arrived at Mt View C.G. and were pleasantly surprised at the nice open field where we were given the choice of parking spots. A few short term RV’s in the field and ‘seasonal campers’ in the trees. A nice older couple is the owner/operator of the campground. This will be a good spot to spend 4 nights to rest and enjoy the area.
This date marks one year of retirement and being full time RV'ers, traveling around the US. We have been in 31 states, Canada and Mexico in the year. Revisiting old friends and making new friends has been a high-light of our travels, as well as seeing God's scenery thru the States. We have been blessed with minimum problems during the year. At this point, we have throughly enjoyed the year's travels and look forward to continuing.