We arrived at Sodus Point at a very nice campground, "South Shore" on Lake Ontario , only a two hour drive from Sylvan Beach. Only wish we had more than 2 nights here..so relaxing overlooking the lake and the sunset tonight was beautiful. Hanging in the office was a very appropriate puzzle that I may order for Colt and Cade.
|Beautiful View of Lake Ontario|
|Our Site Looks at This|
After settling in, John wanted to drive down to Lake Seneca, one of the finger lakes, to visit the site of the second largest Naval Training Station during WWII and later became an Air Force Base during the Korean War. In 1960, the site became a state park and in 1995, the Sampson Naval Veterans Museum opened. After the war, Sampson State College educated returning servicemen.
22 June 2016
Today we drove the area to view some markers and fort sites in the Irondequoit Bay area on Lake Ontario and then down to Ganondagan SHS near the town of Victor. The park features a new cultural center museum and a reproduction of a "longhouse'. This is the site of a major 17th century Seneca town and granary known as the "Town of Peace". They believe that the Mother of Nations is buried here. In 1687, the French destroyed the village during a campaign aimed at elininating the Seneca Nation.
|British Encampment Sign|
|Women's Role in the Clearing|
|Women's Rights Signage|
We passed an Amish Couple in their buggy. Such a simple life they live. I've heard that some are moving toward a more modern life. Also passed a very unusual hearst with motorcycle.
On retuning back to Sodus Bay, we stopped at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. The first lighthouse was built in 1824 at a cost of $4,500. By 1868 the original lighthouse in need of extensive repairs, was demolished and a new one completed in 1871. In a span of 76 years, 15 keepers manned the lighthouses. Today the 2nd lighthouse is a museum.
|Home Across From Lighthouse|
We then went to Captain Jack's for dinner. Enjoyed seating on the deck and view of the bay.
Tomorrow we leave for Waterdown,ONT near Hamilton and 2 nights at Olympia Village RV Park.
23 June 2016
A 4 hour drive to the border crossing at Niagara. Upon arrival, we realized we had stayed at this park in 2013.We are here 2 nights. No wi-fi in park and we have to drive 8 miles to Tim Horton's. Before departing the US, John made sure that we had the plan for MI-FI only to find that ATT gave us inaccurate information. We were supposed to have 15 Gigs and now we only have 1 per cell phone and MI-FI device.After spending almost an hour on the phone and even though it had been documented in the record, they refused to acknowledge the agreement.
Tomorrow is John's birthday.
Gas is around $1CAD/liter or $3gal US' Better than several years ago at $5/gal.
On Saturday we depart for Sturgeon Falls, ONT..a 280 mile drive.