My wife and I spent Saturday, July 8 through Thursday the 13th driving to upstate New York.  It was a 2,700 mile trip that we drove in a reasonably leisurely manner.

Along the way, we stopped in Dallas to visit the President Kennedy Assassination site and museum, the Vicksburg National Military Park, Great Smokey Mountains National Park and Shenandoah National Park.

We tent camped at the Smokey Mountain and Shenandoah National Parks and had planned to camp one more time, but decided against it because the last campsite was covered by flash flood warnings.

We have been visiting my wife’s family and have been doing the tourist things.  My wife’s idea of a vacation is do X, Y, Z, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…..then we can have breakfast before continuing with the rest of the list and finish up around dinner time.  My idea of a vacation is a bit more relaxed.

Friday and Saturday was spent driving through the north country of New York.  Sunday we drove around to my wife’s relatives houses.  Monday was spent at Lake Placid and Tuesday was spent touring the thousand islands and Boldt Castle.  Since Monday was very cloudy we are going back to Lake Placid on Wednesday.

Thursday we will be starting the drive home.  Our plan is to drive into Canada from upstate New York and drive to Sault Ste Marie or Thunder Bay before crossing back into the USA.  From there we will drive home via Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Utah.  I’m hoping that we can tent camp most nights on the way home.




2 thoughts on “Vacation

    • We had to bypass some of the sections of the museum because we got there about an hour before it closed.

      My wife and I are very interested in history, so we could have spent most of a day there, but most folks would probably be comfortable spending 3-4 hours there.

      There is a section in the museum that showcased the more recently developed evidence that cast doubt on the Warren Commissions “no conspiracy” conclusion…so, yes, they have conspiracy stuff.

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