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Independence Day in Vermont

We made it to our friend’s house in Vermont despite the rain and flash flood warnings.

We were partially boondocking on their farm; we had a standard 15 amp circuit and access to the house for water and bathrooms. It was mighty hot and humid in Vermont, but we had just enough power to keep the A/C running, which afforded us a nice place to sleep and relax when we needed some downtime :)

Our friends had just returned from vacationing in Peru the day before we arrived, so we did our best to not impose or be underfoot while we stayed.

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Cute Little Beacon

After surviving a jam packed skating weekend, it was time to head towards Pennsylvania for my Grandma’s birthday next weekend. Its a long trip from Lake Placid to Pittsburgh so I planned some stops along the way. First up we stopped at our first KOA campground, which was very nice. Apparently its the closest KOA to NYC. The weather had still been intermittent storms so we didn’t explore much. Besides, we weren’t there to enjoy the stay, we were there to see my friend Shelly!

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Southwoods RV Resort

Loved it!

This is a fantastic resort, with fantastic amenities and well manicured park grounds – a place we’d definitely visit again.

It is situated in Byron, NY just west of Rochester and an easy drive to Gates/Chili; there are very few RV parks near Rochester. Generally you are limited to this one west of Rochester or one in Canandaigua which is south east of Rochester.

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Rochester Nostalgia Tour

This was one of our (my) busiest ports because I grew up here, went to college here and many of our friends settled here. We also used this extended stay as an opportunity to get some repairs done on both the Plum (Saturn) and Edelweiss (motorhome).

After spending most of a rainy morning holed up at a Tim Horton’s waiting for the Plum’s transmission diagnosis, we spent our first evening with my Aunt Diane, cousin Matt and his wife Marisa getting reaquainted over dinner at Jeremiah’s in Gates. Mr. S has discovered a love of ribs and this place did not disappoint him.

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New York, New York!

Exciting!

We visited the big city many years ago, and this time we had a schedule and people to see, so we were looking forwarded to our day trip(s) into NYC. We knew our options were limited when it came to parking, as there are few places close to the big city that accommodate RV’sAfter weighing our options, and doing a little research, we decided to hang out at the Liberty Harbor RV Park for a few days.

Liberty Harbor is located in Jersey City, NJ, which is just across the river from downtown NYC. Our backup alternative was to boondock at the Seacaucus Walmart parking lot and taking a bus into NYC, but given that we aren’t setup for boondocking yet, we chose Liberty Harbor and crossed our fingers :)