Road trip, Day 5
We left Lancaster in the morning and spent the night in Watkins Glen, NY. I knew Watkins Glen sounded familiar, but it took me a while to figure out that it is famous for being the site of some kind of car race.
Here is a car parked on the street in Watkins Glen, NY. It’s pretty but I don’t think it’s going to be in a race.
I liked it in Watkins Glen. Here’s an old building I saw there.
Watkins Glen is also the home of Watkins Glen State Park. We took a walk through the gorge after breakfast. (A couple of $1 breakfast sangwiches from Burger King. I don’t know how they can sell them for that.)
Here are some pics of the gorge.
Here’s Judy reading the plaque. Maybe you can read it too. Anyway, there are staircases all through the gorge so you can walk up underneath and behind waterfalls.
This is Minnehaha Falls. The pool has been worn into the shape of a heart. Pretty darn romantic I’d say.
Here’s me in front of a waterfall.
Then we set about trying to drive home on small highways so we could see the sights. We got this wrong yesterday by driving up the wrong side of the Susquehanna River, the fast side with the divided highway where you can’t see anything. We did better with Lake Seneca, sticking to the thin gray roads. It was nice.
Along the way we saw some Mennonites walking along the road. I think Mennonites are similar to the Amish in their beliefs and culture, but they are somewhat more willing to use modern technology. I liked seeing them.
That was about it for this road trip. We crossed uneventfully into Canada and I was not charged duty on the three bottles of US beer and part of a bottle of US whiskey that I was illegally importing. Not to mention Judy’s $3 worth of US peaches. We declared the whole load of swag and they waved us through anyway.
I might post some more pics of the trip in the next few days. It’s not like I go on a road trip every day. Thanks for reading!