Thursday, July 21, 2011

Toll Roads and Ferries

Our route to Vermont took us on the New York State Thruway and collected over $30 in tolls from us!  Yes, we could tell our GPS to avoid toll roads, but it would have been longer and generally more of a hassle.  As it was we were still being routed via the 'scenic route' after Utica.  I don't thing we saw one other motorhome on the road we took thru the Adirondacks.  I was gripping my armrest pretty tight on some turns ... Jim seemed to be having fun driving.

Nice views along the drive thru the Adirondacks
Should we really be on this road with a big motorhome towing a car?

The really fun part came when we got to the New York/Vermont border on a road called Bridge Road and we saw the sign that said 'Bridge Out.'  Not to worry we were told, there's a ferry, it's free and it takes big rigs all the time.  Cool. 

We let Odie drive!

Just a little bit further to Essex Junction where we'll be for the next week at the FMCA NE Area Rally.  Here we are with friends enjoying some pre-rally happy hour and meals.  We're parked right next to Phil, Tracy, Allie, and Josh of TechnoRV and Nancy and Dave of Absolutely Charming Jewelry.  This really is a gypsy life ... or more accurately a 'Carnie'.  Thanks for the great burgers Dave and Nancy!

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1 comment:

Ann M said...

You're in my neck of the woods now. I actually spent a summer in Utica. It used to be the headquarters for Mohawk Airlines and I was a 'stewardess' for 3 months in college.

I love the Adirondacks!