2-2-2 Trip
My recovery from surgery has gone fine, and Judy and I finally set a side some time to get a way.
This was a Camping trip called 2-2-2
Two states, two provinces, two countries, but unfortunately only one week.

We started off by flying to Martha's Vineyard for a breakfast of blueberry pancakes, then heading home to pack the camper. I also cooked Blueberry pancakes a few times on the trip, and I wanted a comparison. I will be cooking them for a whole bunch of people on our next camping trip, and wanted to make sure they were coming out OK on the camping griddle. My expeditions are always well provisioned!

By 4 pm we were ready and headed for the Adirondack park in New York, camping in different places as we moved north. We stopped in Potsdam, where I went to school. There are pictures of college buildings, and the two houses I use to live in. We crossed into Canada at Ogdensburg and went to Ottawa. On the way back we stopped at Ausable Chasm, where we took a raft ride. Then on to Lake Champlain where we stayed at Crown Point camp ground with it's monument style light house. If you are ever in Crown Point, make sure you stop at Senneca's Bakery. Lake George was our last stop before heading home.

It was a good trip, no glitches or problems. The weather was almost perfect. It only rained once and that was when we were out kayaking at Blue Mountain Lake. At WestPort NY we rented two one person kayaks. We took a dinner cruise on the WW Durant on Raquett Lake, getting to see some of the great camps. At Ausable Chasm, we took a white water rafting trip down it. A scenic Ottawa river tour on the Ottawa River. We rented a jet ski at Lake George. I lost track of the number of museums we visited, but the National Gallery of Art in Ottawa is magnificent and the Adirandack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is definitely worth a stop. I use to stop in there when I use to drive home from Potsdam, to go to the bathroom and stop shaking from the harrowing ride down the ice and snow covered mountain road. It has completely changed in thirty years, plan on spending some time there. I don't know if the old hardware store in Old Forge NY counts as a museum or a store, but it worth the side trip to go visit it.

Most of our campsites were on rivers or lakes. Most of the cooking was at the campsites, but we did eat out a few times. Paul Smiths runs a great hotel and restaurant at Sarnack lake, don't pass it up if you are in the area.

I packed my Grandmother's folding chairs to sit on and relax and get to read a book or two. They did not get used much at all on this trip.

Statistics:
Dates July 21 to July 29, 2001
I drove 1328 miles. The trip was over 1500 miles if you count the breakfast stop in Martha's Vineyard.
We took 6 boat trips
We camped in NY 6 times and Canada once
Stores visited 6.023 x 10^23

Till the next time
Rif

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