These are two nice boondocks (free parking overnight) in upstate New York. The first is at a state highway rest area overlooking the St. Lawrence River which blessed us with a glorious sunset and rain during the night (the sound of rain on a motorhome roof is sleep inducing.
One the morning of August 4th, our 17th anniversary, we drove to the War of 1812 battlefield site and found a parking place beside the mouth of the harbor. There was an encampment of re-enactors close by and we wandered among their canvas tents admiring their period clothing, muskets, canons and uniforms.
A couple of days before our 17 anniversary, we were in Oswego, NY. Claire, ever on the lookout for free entertainment, found a concert in a town park. It proved to be shady with a breeze off the lake and a perfect way to spend an evening. Best of all it was Big Band era music with a 17 piece Big Band. Well, of course those who know us, know we can’t resist dancing to that music, even if it is on the grass in front of a couple of hundred strangers.
Erie Canal, mostly in the town of Brockport, meeting the locals, boaters, bicycling the canal tow path, and finding some lovely boondocks, the best being at the town tie-up for canal boats.