We were up early yesterday morning to the sound of raindrops on
’s roof. We said goodbye to John and Ellen and thanked them for their hospitality. Sherman
We prefer to stay away from the Interstate highways unless we really need to do a lot of miles in a day. We’re not at that stage yet, so we decided to take the backroads and we headed south towards
. Ithaca, NY
It rained the whole day. I mean, it may have let up for 10 minutes or so here and there, but it was pretty much none stop. It’s been a long time since we’ve had to put up with a full day of rain. We could tell by the creeks and rivers near the highway that there was a lot more water than normal in them.
Passing through Cortland, NY.
Made it into
and the Alleghany mountain range. Not really mountains, more like hills….but scenic nonetheless. I think at one point we were up around 2,400 ft elevation, but it was so overcast and rainy that we couldn’t get much of a view of anything up there. Pennsylvania
Paid $3.59 a gallon (about $0.93 per litre CAN) for gas as we entered Pennsylvania. Better than the $3.85 a gallon we saw in most of New York State.
As it got past 4:30pm or so we started to look for somewhere to stop for the night. Around 5:00pm I spotted a baseball field on the other side of a river and took the next bridge back. The sign said they were part of the Moose Lodge, but I saw a Legion building nearby so I wandered over there and up to the bar and asked if they knew if we could park at the ball diamonds. The bartender lady said I would have to go back into town and go to ask at the Moose Lodge building. Then she says, well why don’t you just park right here! And she pointed me to a corner of the parking lot and said we were welcome to spend the night. We meet friendly helpful people everywhere!
Sherman, parked up for the night at the Legion building.
Yesterday's drive, 242 miles (387 kms)