2016 Fall Snowbird RV Route
South to Florida
Days 1 and 2 – Friday & Saturday
A first day uneventful trip down the 187 miles of I-87 from Lewis, NY to our first stopover in Saugerties, NY.
The day was sunny though cool and the Fall foliage was at its spectacular peak and accompanied us for most of the trip.
First stop is Saugerties / Woodstock KOA Journey at 882 New York 212, Saugerties, NY.
It is off-season for this campground as they close on October 30th but we did expect a little better since it is a KOA and charging KOA prices. The roads are narrow, lumpy and care must be taken to avoid low hanging branches. The sites are gravel and nearly level.
The owners themselves were on duty to check us in and to escort us to our site (and avoid the low hanging branches that we were told other less fortunate 5th wheels owners had not missed)..
When I asked about any favorite local “Mom & Pop” eateries the only one that came to our Host’s mind after a long minute’s pondering was the Saugerties Diner near the I-87 exit 20 where we came in.
We were pleasantly surprised with both the food and service at the Diner. They have many reasonably priced specials to choose from – all with a trip to a nice soup and salad bar. Niki had the Chicken Francaise and I had the Crab Stuffed Tilapia followed by a huge piece of homemade cake for both – coconut for Milady and a decadent chocolate for myself.
Our first dilemma of the trip was the propane detector going off last evening after arriving and set-up. Propane is nothing to take lightly, in an RV or anyplace else for that matter, so the tanks were shut off and we used the electric fireplace and an electric heater through a night that dipped into the 30’s. Again reminding us why we’re more than happy to be heading South!
It can always be worse and a for instance is the people in the sites just across from us. One couple spent the night in a tent and the other couple somewhat better off in a pop-up camper. Hardy souls of a younger age group and mindset than us for sure!
Our furnace problem will be looked at and fixed in due course. All part of the Great Adventure that is RVing.
What’s to do in the area? Hyde Park is about 1/2 hour away. The famous site of the ’69 Woodstock Festival and Museum is close-by and there is also a train into NYC about 45 minutes away. Also interesting are the Saugerties Lighthouse and the Main Street in Catskill with their cat sculptures. Lots of little shops in the town, great places to eat – even a movie theater.
Being cat lovers we chose to take a ride to the Village of Catskill to see the cat sculptures. Though it was a scenic trip on the area back roads there were no felines to be found. Perhaps it’s becoming too chilly and they were brought indoors for the Winter Season?
Stay tuned as we continue our meander toward warmer latitudes and attitudes.
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