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Changing Our Tune in The Empire State

We were initially soured on New York by the border crossing, by trying to find gas late at night in a sketchy part of Niagara Falls1 and by the big long toll road across the state2. But it wasn't all bad news. We found an absolutely perfect campsite on Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks. And free showers, too!


Also, the bridge over Lake Champlain to Vermont was being rebuilt near Crown Point. Traffic was being re-routed by ferry. Free ferry!


Thanks New York!  We'll be seeing you again soon!


1.  I know that the view is better from the Canadian side, but you can still take a hint from our northern neighbors and sexy up your potential tourist city, New York! It almost felt like we were driving around downtown Detroit. Almost.

2.  It would have cost us $8.85 in tolls to traverse the state of New York on I-90. Instead, it cost us an extra hour on the smaller roads, with more interesting stuff to see.


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