Today we drove out of Vermont and across northern New York to the shores of Lake Ontario for our first campground stay at Long Point State Park. As we crossed the bridge from Alburg, VT to Rousses Point, NY we had to stop for some road construction and I was able to jump out and take one last picture of the Airstream in VT.
The drive was very pleasant with hardly any traffic and fairly smooth roads. Our route took us north of the Adirondacks through mostly flat terrain with lots of farms and little towns to look at along the way. This part of northern NY has a pretty good size population of Amish and every once in a while we would pass a horse and buggy driving down the road. We’re still getting used to how much wider the airstream is than the truck, and I hold my breath every time we pass a pedestrian or biker. So you can imagine how nervous I was the first time we passed one of these old fashioned contraptions. Luckily they ride pretty far over on the side of the road and going around them was no problem. I’ve come to realize that since we’re so BIG most people, bikes, horses, etc. are more than happy to move out of our way!
We encountered our first detour due to a parade (for father’s day?) in Gouverneur, and since there were no signs I asked the police woman who was directing traffic how to get back to rt. 11. She said take the first right and then the next right and you’ll be back on the road. Sounds good except the first right was a narrow windy road that didn’t look Airstream worthy. So we pulled over, consulted Google maps and then made our first u-turn with the Airstream! That’s right – Tim already has some pretty impressive driving skills with our big rig. Soon we were back on track and made it to the lake by late afternoon.
Here is our set up at the park. Long Point State Park is a beautiful small campground located in the Chaumont Bay of Lake Ontario. The sites are grassy, the neighbors are quiet, and the view from our site is spectacular.
Phineas played in the water for awhile and then passed out in our grassy front yard while we had dinner on the “patio”.
My mom and stepdad came over to join us for dinner. We felt pretty lucky to have family visitors on our first night away from VT. It’s like a bit of home came with us.
After dinner we walked around the campground and checked out the other sites. One section was full of tents and we couldn’t help remarking that not long ago that would have been us. Not any more, and to prove it we retied inside to relax on our comfy couch.
A wonderful first day in NY