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May 31, 2017 - Elf's Farm Winery & Cider House

tem 53 - 75 road 's in NY are so much better than in PA. drove on I-81 and I-87 Elf's winery has a very large and level parking lot. For dinner Tom Fry the owner made us Chicken and Waffel. barb enjoyed a glass of wine and I had a glass of Milk Stout

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Maritime's 2017

Jun 11, 2016 - Watertown, NY to Plattsburgh- home!

Home sweet home! We left Watertown this morning in the rain. We started our trip with rain and ended it that way. However, we were lucky with the weather as we didnt have much rain on our trip. It seems we were usually just ahead of bad weather. After leaving Kansas, they had tornadoes. While in southern Colorado, they had a tornado in northern Colorado. We left Salt Lake city and they had a heat wave. We averaged 13.2 mpg. I'll post other info such as miles traveled, etc at another time.

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Aug 31, 2012 - Up-State

The drive through New York was fantastic. The temp was in the 70's, clear blue skies, the leaves had a touch of color and the traffic was low. For a holiday weekend, I was expecting the worst, long lines and stop-n-go traffic. We took highway 3 from Watertown to Plattsburg. It's about 200 miles of a 2 lane road through Adirondack Park. Our GPS plotted this route and I wasn't expecting this grand scenic tour of Up-State NY. Navigating the 40fter with a tow car was fun and challenging.

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Jul 25, 2011 - Depart FMCA for Plattsburgh, NY

We departed FMCA Rally Headquarters as scheduled around 9:00 AM. We headed north toward the Lake Champlain Ferry about 15 miles away. We stopped for "bargain basement" diesel while still in Vermont and topped off our fuel tank. We "only" paid $4.079 in Vermont, in New York we will have to pay around $4.299, so we will avoid purchasing fuel in New York. Next fuel stop will be in Winchester, VA where diesel is still at $3.789. During the ferry ride from Vermont to New York we took a few photos and will post them later today. We arrived in...

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Jun 20, 2010 - Plattsburgh Air Force Base & eating a michigan

Happy Father’s Day to our Dads!! The Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as The Battle of Lake Champlain, ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of 1812. There is an old Air Force base in town that dates back to 1814. We drove around the base admiring the old buildings and the way the town has turned the barracks into apartments, officers quarters into duplexes and the other buildings into offices or small businesses. What a great way to preserve history. There is a museum, but it was closed today. We drove north of...

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Jun 19, 2010 - Plattsburgh Farmers Market

Should have said happy anniversary to us on Friday - 22 years! Plattsburg is the largest town in the area (~35,000 people) and is about 10 minutes north of the campground. Their Farmers Market is held on Saturdays and Wednesdays - we were happy to find a true farmers market. The people selling vegetables had actually grown them on their farm and had priced everything at a better price than stores in the area. We bought salad greens, snap peas, asparagus, zucchini and sprouts...delicious! While driving in the area, we keep seeing signs for...

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Jun 21, 2009 - Driving through the Adirondacks to Plattsburgh

We had a really easy day today. We drove about 100 miles through pretty country through the Adirondacks to Plattsburgh. We are very close to Lake Champlain but the state park there is closed until next week. We settled in at Plattsburgh RV Park and made a quick run to Gus' Red Hots for supper. We didn't have the Red Hots, however, Joe had clam strips and I had breakfast food. We wanted to take Foxy for a walk in the state park but that will have to wait. This is our last stop in New York; when we move again, probably on Thursday if the mail...

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Jun 5, 2009 - Adirondacks and Plattsburgh

Larry was doing safety inspections for NYSEG in Plattsburgh last week, so I decided to tag along. I did some shopping while he was working, then we met for dinner each night. Plattsburgh lies along the shores of Lake Champlain (French: lac Champlain) which is a natural, freshwater lake located mainly within the borders of the United States (between the Adirondack Mtns. of New York, and the Green Mtns. of Vermont) but partially situated across the Canada – United States border in the Canadian province of Quebec. There is a photo of one of...

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May 26, 2009 - Plattsburgh, NY - Touring the Adirondacks

(Ron Writing) Late this morning we left Sacandaga and continued north on NY-30 through the heart of the Adirondacks. This is a very scenic route along various lakes and rivers and through lush forests of hardwood trees and some conifers. At Tupper Lake we headed northeast on NY-3 and NY-86 through Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Wilmington, and along the beautiful Au Sable River to I-87. We stopped in Wilmington with intentions of staying at the State Park there. We drove in and almost didn’t get back out. The campground roads were very narrow...

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Apr 22, 2009 - Plattsburgh, New York

Tuesday April 21…11:15pm When checking email this morning, we found that Alex’s baseball game was cancelled for today due to wet weather. And when checking the weather forecast for Middlebury Vermont, it’s not looking very promising for tomorrows game either. So we took our time driving through Adirondack park to the Interstate 87 heading north to Plattsburgh. It would have been a really scenic drive if it hadn’t been so wet and drizzly. Made it to Plattsburgh, and called David and Kathy who are the parents of one of Alex’s teammates. They...

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Aug 6, 2008 - Out With The Camera

Today was another rainy day so we decided to get some shopping chores done. Our prescriptions needed refilled so that required a trip to Walmart in Plattsburgh. I had been looking forward to visiting Plattsburgh because I wanted to do one of the two walking tours I had read about. One was along the Saranac River and the other seemed to be along Lake Champlain starting at the City Beach. We had visited Burlington, Vermont, just across Lake Champlain from Plattsburgh, a couple years ago and were very impressed with the city. I am expecting as...

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New York, 2008

May 27, 2008 - Plattsburgh, New York

Tuesday May 27…10:00pm It was a windy night last night. And with a forecast high of only 15C (59F), it sure doesn’t feel like the end of May! Where’s this global warming…? We let the traffic subside and then we made our way over the Cornwall/Massena bridge around 9am. It’s a toll bridge, and the normal fee for a two axle vehicle is $3.25 so I hand over our money, and the attendant informs me that it’s $8.75 for motorhomes. I ask why, and he says it’s because we’re carrying our kitchen sink with us. Obviously the attendant doesn’t know, and...

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