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May 19, 2017 - Plattsburgh to Watertown, NY

Finally got the camper back yesterday. It was a very small part causing the leak. Thanks to Momot's for squeezing us in to fix it. Short trip today. We brought the three dogs that we were watching, back to Catherine in Watertown. Uneventful, except for one incident in Malone. Jim was driving through the village and had a green light that had been green for a while before and after, when some idiot ran across 4 lanes of traffic in front of of us and other cars. Jim slammed on the brakes, and poor Tonka was thrown up the aisle, along with...

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Jun 10, 2016 - Mercer, PA to Waterloo Premium Outlets to Watertown, NY

Next to the last day of our trip:) We drove from Mercer, PA to Watertown, NY today. It was uneventful, but long due to the winds. Near the Canandaigua exit, I saw 2 deer eating grass right next to the exit. We stopped at the Waterloo Factory Outlet Mall near the Finger Lakes. I love that mall. We were going to camp at a Passport America campground, but arrived and they told us we had to reserve on line in order to get the discount. We'd never heard of that, and were tired and stubborn, so decided to go on as we had seen a lot of campgrounds...

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Aug 9, 2014 - Sackets Harbor

Today we had to move in the campground. Because of the way the signs are placed we are in spot 12 not 13 and someone is supposed to have 12 today - we moved to spot 8 so that people who were supposed to be together for the weekend can stay put. The campground host is putting numbers on the electrical boxes today - if they had been there we would have known we were in the wrong spot when we were setting up. We drove to Sackets Harbor that was the site of battles in the war of 1812 and later a navy yard as well as an army base called Madison...

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2014 Eagle trip

Aug 8, 2014 - Clayton antique boat museum and races

This is another historical town that is very scenic. We toured the antique wooden boat museum - many beautiful boats - makes one understand the appeal of those wooden boats that would be such a job to maintain. The museum included canoes and early boats used in the area that were essentially canoes with sails to early power boats. We saw early motors and then boats from the 1920's on up. Outside there were wet slips with antique wooden boats as well. The museum hosted a wooden boat event last weekend that would have been something to see...

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2014 Eagle trip

Aug 7, 2014 - 1000 Islands and Boldt Castle

We drove to Alexandria Bay and took the 1000 island cruise on the Uncle Sam boat - a paddlewheel that took us on a course to see Canada and the US. This area became important in the war of 1812 and then in the later 1800's as a summer venue for the very rich. Islands were owned by many industrialists who constructed summer "cottages" that filled up the entire island. We saw homes with boardwalks built all around the island so that it resembles a barge home and not an island. After a 2 hour tour we went to Boldt Castle. It was constructed by...

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Aug 5, 2014 - Fort Drum back in the USA

We drove through Toronto with slow downs in the city but no real problems, very interesting to go on the heaviest travelled highway in North America. There are express lanes and collectors that have more off ramps, at least 8 lanes of traffic at most points and probably more at others. Toronto is really large, we saw industry as we came close and I am glad again that we didn't stay any closer when we were here in June. Just too much to handle, glad we saw Toronto many years ago. However, the 401 is smooth, minimal construction, and was an...

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Jul 8, 2014 - Fort Drum, New York

We made it to Fort Drum, NY around the 1st of July. We intended to use the area as a base camp while we checked out things to do in the area. Fort Drum is just a couple of miles north and east of Watertown. Fort Drum is the US Army's home of the 10th Mountain Division. This division has seen a lot of action in the Middle East. We drove north up to the Thousand Islands region of NY. This is where the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario meet. The region is so named due to the number of islands that dot the St. Lawrence seaway. Actually there...

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Sep 1, 2013 - To Watertown, NY

Today we headed south across Quebec, basicly following the St. Lawrence River. We could only come up with two opinions of the province of Quebec from our route. 1. It has some beautiful dairy farms. 2. Montreal has traffic every bit as bad as New York City, made all the worst by not knowing what the road signs are telling you! I was happy when we entered Ontario because it meant that once again the road signs were bilingual so I could understand what they said! Around 4:00 we went through customs to get back in the good ole U.S.A. As...

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Eastern Canada, 2013

Aug 12, 2013 - Thousand Islands Area

Days 155 - 161 of The Big Trip On the 6th, we had about 150 miles to drive from Rochester to Fort Drum, near Watertown, NY. Our Army son is stationed there and we were looking forward to visiting him and his family. Our day ended with a wonderful dinner with our kids and grandkids. On the 7th, our day was taken up with business - getting new military ID cards, laundry, and assorted other chores that needed to be done. On the 8th, I awakened to another birthday - those numbers keep climbing. We and the Andersons left reasonably early to...

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Jun 2, 2013 - leaving Toronto heading to back to US

Headed out of Toronto going east along Lake Ontario a nice drive a sunny day but a very strong wind blowing behind me pushing me along. A stop along the way to visit a old British fort Fort Henry was a nice break from driving then on to Rockport where I drive back into the USA not a lot of people at the boarder so crossing only took about 15 minutes. Checked into a motel in Watertown as still have a very hard wind blowing across Lake Ontario.

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Sep 21, 2011 - Jour 28

Bonsoir, Après un autre 1000 km de parcouru nous dormons ce soir à Watertown dans l'état de New York (au nord ouest). Plus que quelques heures avant le retour à la maison. Nous rêvons d'un bon BBQ et d'une bonne soupe maison. En passant sur la route aujourd'hui nous avons fait quelques emplettes aux Outlets à Waterloo. Petit souper de pâtes délicieux à deux pas de notre charmant hôtel. Be bye!

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Road Trip USA 2011

Sep 25, 2010 - Back in the USA, after a grilling!

We crossed the border back into the US today and had a very stressful encounter with the good people of the US immigration. Now I guess we are not your average tourist visiting for a couple of weeks and the number of passport stamps that we are accumulating obviously ring a few bells with these guys. So for almost 2 hours we were kept waiting while they carried out whatever checks they needed to before finally granting us a 6 month stay. If these people decide, for whatever reason, not to let you in – that’s it - game over. We would be...

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