We are finally on the road and already it has been quite an adventure. After two years of not traveling we might as well admit to feeling as if this is all new to us. There has been a few challenges, but we are still so excited about being back on the road. After leaving Bangor, ME we headed to Vermont. Our worst nightmare happened. We went through Burlington, VT during rush hour not knowing how big of a city and college town that was. The traffic was bumper to bumper on 4 lanes and nothing but traffic as far as the eye can see. We just kept heading south… I want to say we were on route 107… but I can’t even remember anymore exactly what route it was. I do know there was a 7 in the number. We reached a Jiffy service station close to sunset and we were allowed to stay there for the night. It had everything we needed… McDonald’s, restrooms and wi-fi. It was a great stop and what I loved the most…. That night, I saw a sky full of bright stars. It had been 2 years of missing that nighttime sky and I was in awe once again.
The next morning we headed to a campground in Pulaski, NY called Bear Sleepy Hollow. They charged $10 a person per night with no amenities. I had to ask the lady for receipt and she said she had to return to her trailer to get it. We found a spot down by a a creek, although it looked extremely murky and muddy. But it was a quiet spot for the night and were were pretty tired by that time. Our nerves were still settling down after what we experienced going through Burlington. Below are a few pictures of the campsite at sunset.
After leaving the campground, we made our way to Niagara Falls where we had already booked a room before we left Maine. I had never been there and Scott wanted to see the lights at night. Although it was pretty spectacular, It was not what we expected as far as being all lit up. And in my personal opinion, the waterfalls I saw in Yellowstone National Park were so much greater than these falls. With the sun setting, my pictures did not come out as clear as I would have liked them to be. But the fact that we had to walk a ways to the Falls from our parking spot, did not help with our pain. We were both exhausted and hurting so those factors I believe contributed to us not really enjoying it as much as we thought we would. Here is a slideshow of the falls. Again, I could not get the right settings on my camera for the perfect shot of the Falls and for that I apologize because I do pride myself is being able to take great pictures.
Here is a video I captured of the Falls.
There is a pretty big storm coming through this area, so we do not want to be on the road in it since we take all back roads and the storm is hitting right in the path we plan to take. They are reporting a lot of flooding as well so we decided to get a room in Amherst, NY for couple of days and plan the rest of our journey as we slowly head to Mississippi. I am not a fan of the East Coast and all the traffic and cities, so I will be really happy to get away from the East coast soon. I will continue to update you on Facebook as much as I can. Life is an adventure that needs to be cautiously lived without fear.