Canadian Maritimes - Summer 2015 travel blog


An uneventful driving day - just the way we like it! At home diesel prices have been much lower than gas, but as we've come east, both have risen dramatically. We topped off at the Ohio rest area and have enough to make it to Maine without difficulty. Whatever it costs in Maine will be less than it will cost in Canada.

Sometimes crossing tall bridges in the motor home gives me the willies, but on I-90 passing under the bridges has been disconcerting. When we look up we see rusting girders and crumbling concrete. Long neglected infrastructure is clearly evident here.

Upstate New York is lush and green and it is hard to imagine the mountains of snow that were here just a few months ago. Doubtless they are a reason why this area is lightly populated. Campgrounds are few and far between, but we found nice one run by the Oneida Indian Nation in conjunction with a large casino resort a mile away. A shuttle bus swings by every ten minutes trying to lure us to gamble, but for us it's easy to resist. The sites are spacious and well kept and it was a challenge to aim the satellite dish between the trees. This will become an increasing problem as we move farther east.

It is also a problem to find reasonably priced, well located campgrounds along the rest of our our route. We spent an inordinate amount of time this evening trying to figure out the next stop, when we should have been outside enjoying a campfire and s'mores. The internet is blazing fast here, so it was easy to research all the choices available; we just didn't like any of them. Even the Walmart parking lots Down East don't appear to be all that welcoming. Once we join the caravan we will appreciate having the campgrounds already selected and reserved for the group.

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