Day Forty One… A Drive Through Letchworth State Park… 06/20/15

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Folks, I woke up and was happy to see the #BatteryGauge was at 12V, which means the new series of #batteries are working amazingly… It was  a little noisy last night with trucks pulling in to rest, so I had to keep on playing DVD’s to drown out the noise… So, I was running the television practically all night and still had plenty of power in the morning… Now I hardly have to run that noisy #generator and will be saving a lot of money… The only time I will have to start up the generator is for the #AirConditioning and #microwave… I’m sure there will be hot days where it will be needed but I’m a guy who hates too much #A.C. So I will use it generously…

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I stayed at a #Walmart in #Batavia,NY… I actually stopped at this Walmart on the way to #NiagaraFalls, searching for that #MarineBattery… Walmart and three automotive stores in the area all didn’t have the battery… So, I was happy to return and get something out the time wasted…

It took me a while to write the #blog but I got it done and hit the road at 2pm…

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A good friend of mine texted me and told me not to bother with #LetchworthStatePark (a.k.a. The Grand Canyon of the East) but the next #campsite was 5 hours away and the #StatePark was right along the path, so I couldn’t resist… I also saw they had $20 #camping with #dump included…. It costs me around 15 to 20 dollars to dump anyway… I figured I would kill two birds with one stone… I wasn’t in the mood to drive all day… #Letchworth was only 2 hours away… Right in the middle of my #travels…

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I really needed an early night… The past few nights I have been burning the midnight oil and it’s really messing with my sleep… Tonight I want to get to bed around 10 so I fall asleep around midnight… I have been crashing around 2 to 3am lately and when I go to bed that late, I don’t sleep as well for some reason…

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Here I am entering Letchworth State Park… It’s a huge State Park with two entrances that are literally 20 miles away from each other…

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There was some sort of a wedding going on at their #lodging… It’s a really beautiful park… Look at that water fountain… you can also see the #EastCoastGrandCanyon peering through the trees…

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O.k…. I have to talk to my friend because he said it was nothing special but I beg to differ… This place was gorgeous! I’m sure it’s nothing compared to #TheGrandCanyon but it definitely has it’s own allure…

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And the #ParkGrounds have everything you can think of… Camping, #fishing, #hiking, even nice restaurants… I was definitely staying… I hit the road and drove 8 miles to reach the campgrounds…

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But I was very disappointed to find they had no availability… I forgot it was #Father’sDay weekend… Look, I have an excuse… My Dad was one of those dead beat dads who had nothing to do with me… So I never really paid attention to this holiday… I should have taken a hint with all the Father’s day commercials on the radio… lol.

Of course all the campsites are going to be full… I guarantee with quite a few families, #Father’sDayWeekend is the the weekend that starts off the #summer because I’m sure a lot of Dad’s just want to go camping with their families… I know when and if I ever become a Dad, that’s what I would want to do… What a great tradition and perfect way to start off your summer with your #family…

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So, it looked like another #Walmart night… I wasn’t going to make it to the new #campground before dark… I wasn’t taking any chances… I hopped back into #TheMilleniumFalcon and headed for the new campsite in #Roscoe,NY… I would use my trusty Walmart #app and find one to stay at along the route…

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I spoke with a lady taking pictures of the #canyons and she told me you had to book years in advance to get a camping spot in this park, on the #weekend at least… That made me feel a little better… I know not to try any other commercial campsites this weekend… They will all be booked… Hopefully that’s not the case with the #CatskillStatePark, where I am headed now…

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Here’s another site at the other end of the #StatePark…. These Canyons go for miles and miles… I would have loved to go on a hike and do some #trout fishing… Oh well, plenty of time to do all of that… Just need to find the right location first…

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After about two hours of sight seeing, I headed for #Catskill… I was about 4 hours away… Here’s a #StatePrison I passed… What’s my obsession with prisons… I hope I’m not foreseeing something in the future… lol.

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I figured I would drive half way and then stop at a local Walmart… I picked the one I wanted along my route in #Elmira,NY…

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It was an uneventful drive… I found myself getting aggravated because I was tired and needed a decent nights sleep… I soon hit the Walmart… They had a nice quiet area right next to the auto shop section… Tonight I decided to have a super shower, with shaving and the works… I was starting to look a little raggedy and needed a good clean up… I also #cooked my #AmericanChopChili… I love this new recipe I have stumbled upon…

Well, sorry for the uneventful day folks… But what do you expect after that amazing day at #NiagaraFalls… It’s a hard day to match but I will soon enough… Goodnight…

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