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Friday, October 11, Day 2 - Ricketts Glen State Park, PA
Saturday, October 12, Day 3 - Morgantown Campground, PA
Sunday, October 13, Day 4 - Babcock State Park, WV
Monday, October 14, Day 5 - Babcock State Park, WV
Tuesday, October 15, Day 6 - Kosmo Campground, Glen Allen, VA
Wednesday, October 16, Day 7 - Northwest River Park, Chesapeake, VA
Thursday, October 17, 2013, Sands of Time Campground, Avon, NC
Friday, October 18, 2013, Ocracoke Campground, Ocracoke, NC
Saturday, October 19, 2013, Ocracoke Campground, Ocracoke, NC, Day 2
Sunday, October 20, 2013, Ocracoke Campground, Ocracoke, NC, Day 3
Monday, October 21, 2013, Cedar Point Campground, Cedar Point, NC
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC, Day 2
Thursday, October 24, 2013, Rivers End Campground, Tybee Island, GA
Friday, October 25, 2013, Rivers End Campground, Tybee Island, GA, Day 2
Saturday, October 26, 2013, Crooked River State Park, GA
Sunday, October 27, 2013, Faver-Dykes State Park, FL
Monday, October 28, 2013, Faver-Dykes State Park, FL, Day 2
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Manatee Springs State Park, FL
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Sunset Isle Campground, Cedar Key, FL
Thursday, October 31, 2013, Shellmound County Park, FL
Friday, November 1, 2013, St Joseph Peninsula State Park, FL
Saturday, November 2, 2013, St Joseph Peninsula State Park, FL, Day 2
Sunday, November 3, 2013, Gulf State Park, AL
Monday, November 4, 2013, Fontainebleau State Park, LA
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, KOC Kampground, New Iberia, LA
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Sunset Leisure RV Park, Wallisville, TX
Thursday, November 7, 2013, Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, TX
Friday, November 8, 2013, South Llano River State Park, Junction, TX
Saturday, November 9, 2013, Balmorhea State Park, Junction, TX
Sunday, November 10, 2013, Leasburg Dam State Park, NM
Monday, November 11, 2013, Rockhound State Park, NM
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, City of Rocks State Park, NM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, City of Rocks State Park, NM, Day 2
Thursday, November 14, 2013, Douglas City Park, AZ
Friday, November 15, 2013, Chiricahua National Monument
Saturday, November 16, 2013, Douglas City Park, Day 3
Sunday, November 17, 2013, Douglas City Park, Day 4
Monday, November 18, 2013, Douglas City Park, Day 5
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Douglas City Park, Day 6
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Douglas City Park, Day 7
Thursday, November 21, 2013, Kartchner Caverns State Park, AZ
Friday, November 22, 2013, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Day 2
Saturday, November 23, 2013, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Day 3
Sunday, November 24, 2013, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Day 4 & Tombstone, AZ
Monday, November 25, 2013, Catalina State Park, AZ
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Catalina State Park, AZ, Day 2
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, Catalina State Park, AZ, Day 3 & The Pima Air & Space Museum
Thursday, November 28, 2013, Picacho Peak State Park, AZ
Friday, November 29, 2013, Picacho Peak State Park, Day 2
Saturday, November 30, 2013, Picacho Peak State Park, Day 3
Sunday, December 1, 2013, Picacho Peak State Park, Day 4
Monday, December 2, 2013, Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Lost Dutchman State Park, Day 2
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Lost Dutchman State Park, Day 3
Thursday, December 5, 2013, Lost Dutchman State Park, Day 4
Friday, December 6, 2013, Lost Dutchman State Park, Day 5 & Petroglyphs
Saturday, December 7, 2013, Lost Dutchman State Park, Day 6
Sunday, December 8, 2013, Lost Dutchman State Park, Day 7
Monday, December 9, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ, Day 2
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ, Day 3
Thursday, December 12, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ Day 4
Friday, December 13, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ, Day 5
Saturday, December 14, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park , Day 6 & the Desert Bar
Sunday, December 15, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, Day 7
Monday, December 16, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ, Day 8
Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ, Day 9
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, Day 10
Thursday, December 19, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ, Day 11
Friday, December 20, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ, Day 12
Saturday, December 21, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ, Day 13
Sunday, December 22, 2013, Buckskin Mountain State Park, AZ, Day 14
Monday, December 23, 2013, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 2
Wednesday, December 25, 2013, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 3 - Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 26, 2013, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ Day 4
Friday, December 27, 2013, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 5
Saturday, December 28, 2013, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 6 & The London Bridge
Sunday, December 29, 2013, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 7
Monday, December 30, 2013, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 8 & Crack in the Mountain Trail
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 9
Wednesday, January 1, 2014, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 10 & 1st Day Hike
Thursday, January 2, 2014, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 11
Friday, January 3, 2014, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 12
Saturday, January 4, 2014, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 13
Sunday, January 5, 2014, Cattail Cove State Park, AZ, Day 14
Monday, January 6, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 2
Wednesday, january 8, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 3
Thursday, January 9, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 4
Friday, January 10, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 5
Saturday, January 11, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 6
Sunday, January 12, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 7
Monday, January 13, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 8
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 9
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ Day 10 & The Da Vinci Exhibit
Thursday, January 16, 2014, La Paz County Park, Az, Day 11
Friday, January 17, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 12 & The Havasu Balloon Festival
Saturday, January 18, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 13
Sunday, January 19, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 14
Monday, January 20, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 15
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 16
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 17 & The Quartzsite RV Show
Thursday, january 23, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 18
Friday, January 24, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 19 & Hummingbirds
Saturday, January 25, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 20
Sunday, January 26, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 21 & the Desert Bar
Monday, January 27, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 22
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 23
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 24
Thursday, January 30, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 25
Friday, January 31, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 26
Saturday, February 1, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 27
Sunday, February 2, 2014, La Paz County Park, AZ, Day 28
Monday, February 3, 2014, Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 2
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 3
Thursday, February 6, 2014, Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 4
Friday, February 7, 2014, Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 5
Saturday, February 8, 2014, Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 6
Sunday, February 9, 2014, Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 7
Monday, February 10, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 2
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 3
Thursday, February 13, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 4
Friday, February 14, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 5
Saturday, February 15, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 6
Sunday, February 16, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 7
Monday, February 17, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 8
Tuesday, February 18. 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 9
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 10 & a Car Show
Thursday, February 20, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 11
Friday, February 21, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 12
Saturday, February 22, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 13
Sunday, February 23, 2014, Imperial Dam BLM, CA, Day 14
Monday, February 24, 2014, Anza-Borrego State Park, CA
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Anza-Borrego State Park, CA, Day 2
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Thursday, February 27, 2014, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Day 2
Friday, February 28, 2014, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Day 3
Saturday, March 1, 2014, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Day 4
Sunday, March 2, 2014, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Day 5
Monday, March 3, 2014, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Day 6
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Day 7
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Shady Lane RV Camp, Barstow, CA
Thursday, March 6, 2014, Texas Springs Campground, Death Valley National Park
Friday, March 7, 2014, Death Valley National Park & Scotty's Castle
Saturday, March 8, 2014, Death Valley National Park, CA, Day 3
Sunday, March 9, 2014, Death Valley National Park, CA, Day 4
Monday, March 10, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, NV
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, Day 2
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, NV, Day 3
Thursday, March 13, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, NV, Day 4
Friday, March 14, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, NV, Day 5
Saturday, March 15, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, NV, Day 6
Sunday, March 16, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, NV, Day 7
Monday, March 17, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, NV, Day 8
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, Day 9
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, Day 10
Thursday, March 20, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, Day 11
Friday, March 21, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, Day 12
Saturday, March 22, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, Day 13
Sunday, March 23, 2014, Valley of Fire State Park, NV, Day 14
Monday, March 24, 2014, Quail Creek State Park, UT
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Quail Creek State Park & Zion National Park, UT
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Quail Creek State Park, UT, Day 3
Thrusday, March 27, 2014, Quail Creek State Park, UT, Day 4
Friday, March 28, 2014, Quail Creek State Park, UT, Day 5
Saturday, March 29, 2014, Quail Creek State Park, Day 6 & Pipe Spring National Monument
Sunday, March 30, 2014, Quail Creek State Park, UT, Day 7
Monday, March 31, 2014, Riviera RV Park, NV
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Calico Ghost Town, CA
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Red Rock Canyon State Park, CA
Thursday, April 3, 2014, Red Rock Canyon State Park, CA, Day 2
Friday, April 4, 2014, Bakersfield RV Travel Park, Bakersfield, CA
Saturday, April 5, 2014, Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, CA
Sunday, April 6, 2014, Dos Reis Regional Park, Lathrop, CA
Monday, April 7, 2014, Cache Creek Canyon Regional Park, Woodland, CA
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Redwoods River resort, Leggett, CA
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Burlington Campground, Humboldt Redwood State Park, CA
Thursday, April 10, 2014, Sounds of the Sea RV Park, Trinidad, CA
Friday, April 11, 2014, Sea Bird RV Park, Brookings, OR
Saturday, April 12, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, OR
Sunday, April 13, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, Day 2
Monday, April 14, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, Day 3 & Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, Day 4
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, Day 5
Thursday, April 17, 2014, Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, OR
Friday, April 18, 2014, Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial Park, OR, Day 2
Saturday, April 19, 2014, South Beach State Park, OR
Sunday, April 20, 2014, South Beach State Park, OR, Day 2
Monday, April 21, 2014, South Beach State Park, Day 3 & The Oregon Coast Aquarium
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Champoeg State Park, OR
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Champoeg State Park, Day 2
Thursday, April 24, 2014, Champoeg State Park, Day 3
Friday, April 25, 2014, Champoeg State Park, Day 4
Saturday. April 26, Champoeg State Park, Day 5
Sunday, April 27, Silver Falls State Park, OR
Monday, April 28, Silver Falls State Park, OR, Day 2
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Tumalo State Park, Bend, OR
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Tumalo State Park, Bend, OR, Day 2
Thursday, May 1, 2014, The Narrows RV Park, Princeton, OR
Friday, May 2, 2014, McCormack Campground, Lake Owyhee State Park, OR
Saturday, May 3, 2014, McCormack Campground, Lake Owyhee State Park, OR, Day 2
Sunday, May 4, 2014, Farewell Bend State Park, OR
Monday, May 5, 2014, Farewell Bend State Park, OR, Day 2
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Clyde Holliday State Park, John Day, OR & The Kam Wah Chung & Co Museum
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Clyde Holliday State Park, Day 2 & John Day Fossil Bed National Monument, OR
Thursday, May 8, 2014, Ukiah-Dale Forest State Park, OR
Friday, May 9, 2014, Boardman Marine & RV Park, Boardman, OR
Saturday, May 10, 2014, Boardman Marine and RV Park, Day 2
Sunday, May 11, 2014, Ainsworth State Park, OR
Monday, May 12, 2014, Ainsworth State Park, Day 2 & Waterfalls
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Ainsworth State Park, Day 3
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Portland Fairview RV Park
Thursday, May 15, 2014, Maryhill State Park, WA
Friday, May 16, 2014, Maryhill State Park, WA, Day 2 & Maryhill NOG
Saturday, May 17, 2014, Maryhill State Park, Day 3 & Maryhill NOG, Day 2
Sunday, May 18, 2014, Coyote Run RV Park, Connell, WA
Monday, May 19, 2014, Palouse Falls State Park, WA
Tuesday, May 20. 2014, Palouse Falls State Park, WA, Day 2
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Palouse Falls State Park, WA, Day 3
Thursday, May 22, 2014, Four Seasons RV Resort, Walla Walla, WA
Friday, May 23, 2014, Four Seasons RV Resort, Walla Walla, WA, Day 2
Saturday, May 24, 2014, Four Seasons RV Resort, Day 3 & The Fort Walla Walla Museum
Sunday, May 25, 2014, Four Seasons RV Resort, Walla Walla, WA, Day 4
Monday, May 26, 2014, Boyer Park & Marina, Colfax, WA & Steptoe Butte
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Coulee City Community Park, WA
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Sun Lakes Park Resort (Dry Falls State Park, WA
Thursday, May 29, 2014, Sun Lakes Park Resort, WA, Day 2
Friday, May 30, 2014, Sun Lakes Park Resort, WA, Day 3
Saturday, May 31, 2014, Sun Lakes Park Resort, WA, Day 4
Sunday, June 1, 2014, Wenatchee River County Park, WA
Monday, June 2, 2014, Wenatchee River County Park, WA, Day 2
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Wenatchee River County Park, WA, Day 3
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Wenatchee River County Park, WA, Day 4
Thursday, June 5, 2014, Nk'Mip Campground, Osoyoos, BC
Friday, June 6, 2014, Nk'Mip Campground, Osoyoos, BC, Day 2 & the Escape Rally
Saturday, June 7, 2014, Nk'Mip Campground, BC, Day 3 & the Escape Rally
Sunday, June 8, 2014, Nk'Mip Campground, BC, Day 4 & the Keremeos Grist Mill
Monday, June 9, 2014, Mineral Springs Forest Service Campground, WA
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Wildhorse Resort & Casino, Mission, OR
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Bruneau State Park, ID
Thursday, June 12, 2014, Castle Rocks State Park, Almo, ID
Friday, June 13, 2014, Salt Lake City KOA, UT
Saturday, June 14, 2014, Green River State Park, Green River, UT
Sunday, June 15, 2014, Dead Horse Point State Park, UT
Monday, June 16, 2014, Dead Horse Point State Park, Day 2 & Canyonlands
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Dead Horse Point State Park, Day 3 & Arches
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Blue Mountain RV Park, Blanding, UT
Thursday, June 19, 2014, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT
Friday, June 20, 2014, Natural Bridges National Monument, UT, Day 2 & Fallen Roof Ruin
Saturday, June 21, 2014, Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Sunday, June 22, 2014, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Monday, June 23, 2014, Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Richfield, UT KOA
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, Great Basin National Park, NV & Lehman Caves
Thursday, June 26, 2014, Austin RV Park, Austin, NV
Friday, June 27, 2014, Fernley RV Park, Fernley, NV
Saturday, June 28, 2014, Fernley RV Park, Fernley, NV, Day 2
Sunday, June 29, 2014, Pioneer RV Park, Quincy, CA
Monday, June 30, 2014, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Butte Valley Fair RV Park, Tulelake, CA
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Collier Memorial State Park, OR
Thursday, July 3, 2014, Collier Memorial State Park, OR, Day 2 & Crater Lake National Park
Friday, July 4, 2014, Collier Memorial State Park, OR, Day 3
Saturday, July 5, 2014, Collier Memorial State Park, OR, Day 4
Sunday, July 6, 2014, Joseph H. Stewart Campground, OR
Monday, July 7, 2014, Joseph H. Stewart Campground, OR, Day 2
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Susan Creek BLM Campground, OR
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Susan Creek BLM Campground, Day 2
Thursday, July 10, 2014, Susan Creek BLM Campground, OR, Day 3
Friday, July 11, 2014, Laverne County Campground, OR
Saturday, July 12, 2014, Laverne County Campground, OR, Day 2
Sunday, July 13, 2014, Laverne County Campground, OR, Day 3
Monday, July 14, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, Bandon, OR
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, Day 2
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, OR, Day 3
Thursday, July 17, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, OR & Day 1 of the Oregon Gathering
Friday, July 18, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, OR & Day 2 of the Oregon Gathering
Saturday, July 19, 2014,Bullards Beach State Park, OR & Day 3 of the Oregon Gathering
Sunday, July 20, 2014, Bullards Beach State Park, OR
Monday, July 21, 2014, Memaloose State Park, OR
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Blue Anchor RV Park, Osburn, ID
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Saint Mary KOA, Saint Mary, MT
Thursday, July 24, 2014, St Mary Campground, Glacier National Park, MT
Friday, July 25, 2014, St Mary Campground, Glacier National Park, MT, Day 2
Saturday, July 26, 2014, Mountain Acres Campground, Lewistown, MT
Sunday, July 27, 2014, Meadows RV Park, Miles City, MT
Monday, July 28, 2014, Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Devils Tower National Monument, WY, Day 2
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Badlands Interior Motel & Campground, SD & Badlands National Park
Thursday, July 31, 2014, O'Neill City Park, O'Neill, NB
Friday, August 1, 2014, Sunrise Campground, Storm Lake, IA
Saturday, August 2, 2014, Swiss Valley County Park, Dubuque, IA
Sunday, August 3, 2014, Starved Rock State Park, IL
Monday, August 4, 2014, Pla-Mor Campground, Bremen, IN
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Gotta Getaway RV Park, Bellevue, OH
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Hidden Valley Camping Area, Jamestown, NY
Thursday, August 7, 2014, Letchworth State Park, Perry, NY
Friday, August 8, 2014, Fair Haven Beach State Park, NY
Saturday, August 9, 2014, Home, Oswego, NY

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 Ricketts Glen State Park, PA - 227.3 miles, 227.3 For the Trip

Well, I'm off on another trip around the country (and Canada). This time it starts with a bit of a "Gulp" - I'm heading south for the winter. Yes, a snowbird! While my previous travels have always been spring & summer, I decided it is time to pass on Oswego's infamous "Snow Belt" winter and try to stay above freezing for the entire year. Yes, I did say year. Don't know if I will be able to stand living in a 17' box (actually a 14' since the trailer size includes the tongue) but the plan is to head south, check out the west coast of Florida, then across the south, wintering in Arizona, and hoping up to the Utah parks as it gets warm enough. I already have reservations for the Spring NOG (Northern Oregon Gathering) at Champoeg, OR in April, and will be making reservations for the July Gathering in Oregon & the Escape Trailer Rally in Osoyoos, BC in June as soon as reservations open. After that I may try for part of August in Leadville, CO. In between, the plan is to visit as many interesting places as possible.

While I may return earlier, I have to be back in Oswego by October 3. So, that is the plan. Like all my plans, there will be many opportunities for change!

I must have walked around the house 5-6 times hoping to see something I forgot, but as far as I know everything is packed. I left Oswego around 9:00, stopped by Seven O's RV Sales & Service for a replacement tank vent cover - my original seems to have blown off the trailer on the last trip. Another stop at AAA for maps & campbooks for most of the US and I hit the road. Starting out the RAV4 has 75,253 miles on the clock. Today I drove 227.3 miles, most on 4 lane roads. Started out on I 81, switched to US 17 in Binghamton, then US 220 & PA 487 to Ricketts Glen State Park. I'm in site 104 for tonight, and if thinks work out, tomorrow night as well.

While there was light rain off and on, I decided to try for some waterfall & cascade photos. I definitely got my 2 miles in - I started at the Rose parking lot & hiked down to "Where waters meet, about 1.3 miles. For some reason, the stairs & trails seem to be getting steeper every year. Can't be me! Even though I'm here a week earlier than any of my other fall visits, I still have not managed to catch more leaves on the trees than on the ground. Still, there was some nice color in what remained on the trees, and the sunless sky was perfect for shooting waterfalls. Oh well, I'll just have to keep trying.

Site 104
Ricketts Glen State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park

 

Made it back to the trailer by 6:00, grilled a Bubba Burger for dinner (yes, I'm still keeping them around for quick, unplanned meals) and took a shower. I'd like to donate a shower curtain to the park. I can understand it taking awhile for the water to heat up since it is pretty cool out (51°F) and the campground is almost empty, but without a shower curtain the ice cold water sprays over you, your shoes, etc. Eventually it warmed up, in fact got hot. Then it was back to the trailer to process today's photos and put together the page. The rain has gotten serious - no wind, but it is pouring out. I hope it quits by morning since I want to hike the other side of the waterfalls tomorrow.

I'm afraid none of you will see this for a couple of days - while there is a very weak Verizon signal here at the campground, I don't think it is strong enough for posting.

Until next time -

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