We left Niagara Falls on Sunday and crossed the US border for the last time (I think, I said that before!) The Customs guy was a bit confused what to do with our UK plates, seems he couldn't figure out how to enter it into the computer, his colleague suggested entering "no plate" like they do for diplomats, I said that's OK I am a diplomat, that didn't go down well so I stayed quiet!
Most of the day was on the Interstate just to get the miles in but then we turned off onto the back roads towards Herkiner where we were staying in the campsite there, stunning roads and scenery.
Herkiner is famous for its Diamond mines, actually quartz crystals but high grade, our neighbour on the campsite explained it all to us, he is a keen Diamond finder and seller, so the process was explained over a Dram!
It got really cold and during the night the rain started, morning arrived black and dreich (old Scots word for miserable) so we decided after consulting the weather to stay put for another night. We were rewarded as the sun came out in the late afternoon and we spent a pleasant but cold night talking to our diamond hunter neighbour.
Today was glorious and staying on the small roads we made our way the short distance to Lake Luzerne, the campsite was closed so we booked into a Motel which luckily had a small frontage onto the lake so we could cook al fresco again. Tomorrow a bit further East and if all goes to plan Boston on Friday!
|Nice Campsite by the river|
|Late afternoon sun catches a branch|
|Preparing Dinner (note fully wrapped up, sunny but cold!)|
|Where the Eagles soar|
|And the Squirrels play!|
|Campfire with moons reflection in the river, I did try to make this artistic but,,,, Damned whisky!|
|Early morning sun catches the cold river|
|Just when you thought Moshing was a new thing, seems its been around a while|
|Lunch stop at this very nice (and cheap) cafe|
|Riding along the back roads we spotted this and had to stop, knocked on the door and spoke a while with Heather, hubby was at work unfortunatley otherwise it would have been Norton speak all day!|
|Fiona in the BIG chair|
|Nice church with spooky house next door|
|Fact, the waterfall you see here is the narrowest part of the mighty Hudson River, travel with the Rondelli's and get educated|
|Fi Flying the flag|
|Passed this lake, nice!|
|Passed this guy also|
|Dinner Al Fresco looking at this, not a bad day at all|