|The Ausable right from the campground|
|Along the way|
|Even found a nice spot for coffee on the way back|
|And got a view of the ski jumps at Lake Placid|
We only had 2 whole days and we spent one of them watching the rain fall outside and a movie inside, very relaxing. Then went to check out the fishing spots.
|A fisherman and his dog trying their luck|
Our next spot was right on Lake Ontario in Adams, NY at the Willows on the Lake campground. We had a beautiful ride through the mountains on a gorgeous day.
|Even found a nice place to stop for lunch|
It turned out okay, but we did have an inauspicious beginning. First of all the turn into the campground was more than 90 degrees and had quite a drop, and came up too quickly to plan it better, so in we went and drug our rear end getting off the road. Nothing was hurt other than the paved entrance luckily, then as we made our way into the campground, they had an incredibly tight turn to make which we were only able to negotiate by Jan getting out and moving a fence! So with that entrance under our belt we checked in, and ended up being escorted to a very nice, huge site, surrounded by grass with a sort of view of the lake. The entire "front" part of the campground is filled with permanent/seasonal people so it makes seeing the lake difficult.
|The campground dock on Lake Ontario|
|Our very nice site|
and, yes, we are level even though it doesn't look like it:)
Here we are at the absolute largest "campground" we have ever been in since we started RVing over 20 years ago, Leisurewood Recreational Community. It is enormous, over 900 sites, 3 pools, basketball, playgrounds, beach, ice cream stand, shuffleboard, well you get the idea, and hundreds of golf carts wizzing around. I put quotes around campground because the RV's make up about 25% of the mix with park models, modified trailers, from nice to not so nice making up the rest. It is very handy to our son, but, well, I don't know if we'd come back here.
But it's worth it for the visit. We've enjoyed several dinners, lunches, visits, etc with Jason, his girlfriend Joanne, and her family. We took a fantastic historical boat ride up the Buffalo River to learn about Buffalo, and had an opportunity to make a quick trip to Canada to visit our friends, Debbie and Harold. We are having a great time here in Buffalo!
|Jan, Jason, and Joanne|
getting ready for our boat trip
It is over 90 degrees!
|Out past the Naval and Military Park|
This is the only guided missile cruiser on display in the US
the USS Little Rock
|Past the oldest still operating fire boat in the world|
built in 1900 the Edward M Cotter
still capable of pumping 15,000 gallons/minute!
|This the Concrete Central, the largest grain elevator|
in the world when built in 1915
It could hold 4.5 million bushels of grain!
|Harold taking us off the dock|
|Out on the lake with me, Debbie, Jan, and Harold|
|This is the beautiful view they have to put up with|
right from their dock:)
|Along the waterfront and beach|
So later today we are going to a 4th of July get together, and enjoy a couple more days here before we shove off for Indiana and parts west. We are having a wonderful time here in Buffalo, we are starting to understand why so many people love it here regardless of the little bit of snow they get. Lots to do, friendly people, a small town feel in a big city, and beautiful countryside all around.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!