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May 22, 2011 - THOUSAND ISLANDS

We follow the plan drawn yesterday and head on to Smoking Joe and fill her up and easily find NY104. WOW did I did right choosing this routing. The scenery up to Rochester is absolutely fabulous, farmland, fields, architecturally interesting buildings, wide two lane road (Super 2 lanes), after Rochester mostly forest and few villages up to 91. May have driven one more hour than on I90 but the scenery certainly worthwhile. We have chose the Mary Knoll Campground, another Passport America site. We have a site in the wooded area, close to...

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Sep 19, 2010 - Day 25 Clayton, NY Camp

day 25 finishes up our country routes 2/9n/86/3/I81/12/12e going across ME, NH, VT, NY... camping in clayton, NY at merry knowll campground, seems like it's homes, trees and lakes...we are at the boarder of canada and will re-enter canada at gananoque, ON, heading for montreal and niagara fall... day 25 photos hummers... http://picasaweb.google.com/110975240111565319818/Day25ClaytonNyCamp# where we are camping tonight day 25... http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=44.22024,-76.12778&ll=44.22024,-76.12778&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1 tupper...

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Aug 25, 2010 - Clayton NY and the Antique Boat Museum

Monday, as we traveled the backroads, we lunched in Oak Orchard, New York. This is a very tiny burg, on the waterway, and has a great restaurant. After a tasty lunch, Judie roamed about, taking photos. She discovered that Oak Orchard is actually the site of a pre-historic Iroquois fishing camp. There is also a small lighthouse in this charming spot. Tuesday morning we spent in the RV Park getting caught up and enjoying the views of the St. Lawrence River and Islands. The RV Park is about ½ ‘Seasonal’ residents and ½ short term. The site is...

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Jul 24, 2010 - Some excitement in our lives

You might finally find a journal entry with some excitement. I realize that for the last couple of weeks there has not been too much of interest as we have hurried across the northern part of the country, through Ontario, Canada, and back into the US. But we ran into a little weather which added some thrills to our trip and some destruction to those around us. We headed down to Clayton to the Merry Knolls Campground which is on the banks of the St. Lawrence and were very pleased with the friendliness of the owners and the campers around us....

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Jul 23, 2010 - Merry Knoll Campground, Clayton, NY

It was rainy today, so we just drove into Clayton, NY to look around a little. Had a nice lunch at Bella's, then it cleared up some so we drove to Alexandria Bay. On the way back to the campground we stopped at the Clayton Market. I made sauteed scallops for dinner. YUMMY!

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Jul 22, 2010 - Association Island RV Resort, Henderson Harbor, NY to Merry Knoll Campground, Clayton, NY

When we got the car hooked up and ready to leave the campground, all of a sudden the turn signal was working – go figure! Dan bought all those tools for nothing. But, then again, I'm sure there will be another need for this in BART's future! We drove the short distance to Clayton, NY and got set up in our temporary 2-night site at Merry Knoll Campground. After two nights in this site we'll move to a river-view site. Just hung out.

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Jun 21, 2010 - New Hampshire bound

On the road again heading for new Hampshire. Around Lake Simcoe Duty free stop and some groceries we are good to go again. Went over 2 of the biggest bridges i have been on in the 1000 island chain of islands. Randi no lookie for sure. We are back to the land of cheap camping and gas. paid 53$ for a spot in Ontario ouch. Nice dinner of pork chops and spuds in our little oven. No interstate traffic or railway tracks real nice and quiet. Off to Vermont tomorrow and the land of Cliff Clayverne all is good

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Jun 26, 2009 - Visiting the 1,000 Islands

After a leisurely morning and a trip to town for propane, we traveled to Alexandria Bay, NY to visit the 1,000 Islands area. Alexandria Bay is about 12 miles north of our RVP and is located on the St. Lawrence River. There is a corridor stretching about 30 miles along the river from its outflow from Lake Ontario that is dotted with islands. The distance between the US and Canadian dry land sides ranges from 2 – 7 miles wide and the channel is part of the longest inland waterway in the world, reaching from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth, MN at...

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Jun 25, 2009 - Leaving Cooperstown Behind

We did some preliminary preparations for leaving last night and with hitch itch in full bloom, we awoke at 5:00 AM to begin our day. It is completely daylight at 5:00 AM so it is not as early as it seems. After a sumptuous breakfast of cold cereal we were ready to ride and departed Cooperstown at 6:40 AM headed north. We stopped at Wal Mart in Utica, NY for some supplies and then decided to abandon the New York Thruway (we had already paid $2.25 toll for the first ten miles) and head north toward Watertown, NY. We arrived in Watertown at...

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Aug 5, 2008 - Riding Along the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands

Blue, yellow and white wildflowers greeted us along the roadways as we approached the village of Cape Vincent, New York, a town at the beginning of Lake Ontario and the end of the St. Lawrence River. We rode the Harley onto the small ferry which took us to Wolfe Island, the largest island in the 1000 island region. This island is part of Ontario, so after going through customs we took a ride across the island to the next, much larger ferry, which took us to the mainland. The part of the island we rode through was quite agricultural; we...

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Aug 2, 2008 - Life as a River Rat Part 1

We have reached our goal for the summer but never thought we would be called River Rats; however, that is what you are called if you live or spend an extended amount of time along the St. Lawrence River in Clayton or Alexandria Bay, NY. We arrived here July 23rd and will be staying until August 24th. To this point, major highlights include: *a terrific concert by the River Rat Rhythm Project in a restored Opera House here in Clayton. It was made up only of kids from elementary school through high school - very talented. *starting to fill...

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