Our Third Grand Canyon

We have seen The Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and now the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.  That last one is known as Pine Creek Gorge to all but those who market Penn tourism.  Penn’s Grand is not too far from the Tioga-Hammond Lakes CoE campground where we spent several days in mid-August.  There […]

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What Did You Do During the Eclipse?

Kat and I are enjoying a mild Pennsylvania summer.  For most of the past two weeks we have camped at Penn Wood Airstream Campground near Clarion.  It’s a quiet, lovely setting amid a meadow with a clear creek running alongside.  They have full hookups, good wifi, showers and a laundry that’s only one greenback (no […]

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Watkins Glen, NY

Kat is a waterfall aficionado (still working on my Spanish for Costa Rica) and there are some fine ones in and near Watkins Glen State Park.  We pulled our campsite to Romulus, NY and Sampson State Park on the banks of Seneca, deepest of the Finger Lakes.  From there it is but a 45 minute […]

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Lyons, NY

Lyons, NY is about 60 miles north of Ithaca, and since we were that close I really wanted to see the town.  My old buddy and former employer Bob has returned to his hometown to do what his father and grandfather did:  operate The Ohmann Theatre.  Kat and I had planned to catch a film […]

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Ithaca

After Reach Knolls Campground we moved northwest to Newport, ME and Sebasticook Lake.  It offers water, electricity, and a dump station with sites near the banks of a huge freshwater lake.  It is not a good campground, but they offer ice cream cones in bowls surrounded by side ice cream for $1.75.  They didn’t have […]

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Best Campground in Downeast Maine

Last week we completed two happy weeks of Oceanfront Camping at Reach Knolls just outside Brooklin, Maine.  Al & Pat of TwoBikes fame read its highly favorable Campendium reviews and passed the tip on to us. And this title: It’s the double-truth, Ruth. It has everything you need — 30 amps, clean hose water on […]

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Far From the Madding Crowd*

Kat and I visited Acadia National Park in September, 1996.  We were struck by the harsh beauty of water crashing upon rock, mountains capped by the green of thick forests, and we enjoyed many an overlook.  The Park now offers a free shuttle service on account of vehicular overcrowding.  You don’t see much from a […]

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