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Jun 3, 2016 - Moving North Again

We were on the road today after another night of rain. Fortunately, the rain stopped by the time we were ready to get organized to hit the road. We encountered some of the worst roads ever today. PA61 running north was rough, narrow in several places, and we had stop and go traffic through the hills of PA for about 40 miles. Once on the freeway we ran into heavy fog for about 30 miles and also very rough road at every bridge. Once in the Binghamton area, Garmin found a very creative route on the back roads to our campground. The campground...

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Jun 29, 2015 - Carousel Capital of the World - Allan Herschell Carousels

Our trip today will take us from Port Ewen, New York, to Sayre, Pennsylvania. After our goodbyes, we left Port Ewen and headed to the greater Binghamton, NY, area where the three of us enjoyed an afternoon riding the carousel circuit designed by Allan Herschell. Between 1919 and 1934 George F. Johnson, shoe manufacturer, donated six beautiful carousels to local parks. He believed carousels should be enjoyed by everyone and insisted that the municipalities never charge any money for their magical ride. They are preserved and housed in round...

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THERE AND BACK AGAIN

Jun 16, 2014 - Belden, NY

Today we started with the Bachmans leaving at 8:45 for a trip to the auto parts store to buy a battery for the tow car. It actually only took about 45 minutes and the store offered free installation at the front door. A girl actually installed the battery. We left the campground at 10:15 again deciding not to use the toll road. We headed East on Interstate 86 toward Albany for about 25 miles in Pennsylvania. Then we crossed into the State of New York and the roads immediately turned to SH????. 86 is called the Southern Tier Expressway. It...

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Sep 4, 2013 - New York

We spent August in New York, for two weeks we stayed at the Timberline Lake Campground in LeRoy, NY, 18 miles and one Thruway exit from my daughter Kristin and her husband Bill’s home in Henrietta. Timberline is another “real campground” right near the NYS Thruway and about as close as we could get to Henrietta. No frills, just camping in the great outdoors. The highlight of our visit to the area was spending time with Kris and Bill, the kids, Erin, Evan and Alexa and my great grandson Bentley. Kris takes care of Bentley at least 3 days a...

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Jul 23, 2013 - The Empire State

Start spreadin' the news, I'm leavin' today I want to be a part of it New York, New York These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray Right through the very heart of it New York, New York! Temps did't get out of the 60's today. FMAO! We traveled through four states today and were on the road at least ten hours! Never again were too old for this! We drove 541 miles today! Salutations to and to all a goodnight! It just started raining! Ugh!

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Road Trip 2013

Oct 9, 2012 - Lake George to Binghamton, NY

Today was a beautiful drive from Lake George to my home town of Binghamton, NY. Every time I'm in this area I am reminded of how fortunate I was to grow up in the beautiful state of New York! I think we saw some of the prettiest fall foliage of our trip today as we drove along Route 81 through the rolling hills and farm lands between the Adirondack and Catskill mountains, and past so many charming little towns. Tonight was our first-ever Walmart overnight stop, as there are no big-rig friendly campgrounds in the immediate Binghamton area....

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Aug 19, 2010 - Carousels and Nature Trails

On this fine day off of work and family visits, I decided to finish the carousel tour and look for a few letterboxes. Between 1919 and 1934, George F Johnson, shoe manufacturer, donated 6 carousels to local parks. He insisted that there never be a charge for anyone to ride them and the towns honor his request to this day. The carousels are now on the National Register of Historic Places and the New York State Historic Register! There are only 150 antique carousels in the USA! Last year and this one (I guess), there was a promotion for them...

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Summer in New York

Aug 2, 2010 - Binghamton with Sis

Dot, my youngest sister (who now qualifies as a senior citizen in some places!) took a day off of work to come visit me for more than just a few hours! Yesterday, we went to the Hawkins Pond Nature Area to walk on one of the hiking paths, but it started to thunder and rain when we got there! We went in so far as to where a letterbox is hidden that i can't seem to find, but we didn't find it either. When we got back to the campground, we ate dinner and walked around to see how big the place is. So, on this fine day, we went into and around...

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Summer in New York

Jul 11, 2010 - Bike Ride, Park visits, letterboxing

What a glorious day this was! I saw the fog lifting off the Susquehanna river on my way to Binghamton in the morning and it was so pretty that I decided that one early morning I need to kayak in these conditions! There was a 5.5 mile bike ride that only cost $3 to register along the rivers and over bridges and along bike paths. People of all ages participated so the ride was at a slow pace with 4 stops along the way so that city politicians and businessmen could advertise their grandiose plans for making Binghamton an even better bike...

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Summer in New York

Jul 9, 2009 - Tuesday – Thursday, July 7 - 9 Binghamton NY

This area is my friend Connie Flemings’ hometown. We drove around in Binghamton and found her old house and took a few photos. This area is pretty but not so many farms since the soil is very rocky. We are staying at Kellystone RV Park and Jim is very happy. They have a fishing pond and a 9 hole golf course which he is making good use of. The dogs and I like the large RV sites, lots of grass and area to walk.

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Mills Spring 2009

May 1, 2009 - Almost home...we're at John's now!!!

TUESDAY, April 28, We're settled in TT RV Resort in Wilmington, Ohio for 2 nights. We need extra day rest after a busy 11 days with Adventure Caravan. Tomorrow, Wednesday we'll travel 200 miles to Jefferson, Ohio staying at Kenisee Lake TT RV Resort one night. Thursday we're stopping in Salamanca, NY checking out the Seneca Allegany Casino Uncle Clyde found on his way to our house two years ago. It is located in southwestern NYS, 65 miles south of Buffalo. Uncle Clyde..I'll win your money back-- ha,ha. Believe that and I'll tell you...

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Sep 30, 2008 - Binghamton, NY

We had an easy drive to Binghamton from Bennington. The road was good and dry most of the way, the scenery beautiful. Chenango Valley State Park is a large, pretty, well maintained and relatively empty state park. We had rain most of the time and the park was pretty soggy. It is 12 miles from Binghamton where we washed clothes and did grocery shopping. Next we head for Letchworth State Park and Rochester where we will get together with Duane's brother, and other family members.

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