Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Taking the long way around from NY to western PA

18 June 2019

Leaving my sister’s home, we decided to take the back roads to go thru Pennsylvania.  As it turned out there were several flaws in this plan.  First, we had forgotten just how bad some of the roads in PA really are.  Secondly, we did not have a good state map and our GPS was fighting us at every turn about our choice of route.  For awhile it felt like we were just going in concentric circles. 

We passed over the Kinzua Point dam and pulled into the information center and overlook.  It was a very nice spot, but it looked as thou the center had been closed for some time.  Took some time to enjoy the view and then continued to our destination. 

We drove thru several towns along the way and we finally came upon our first choice for an overnight stop in a rural area. Its resort label was quickly forgotten as we passed rows of derelict RV’s with many tarps covering the roofs. The owner escorted us to the best available site which was dirt/gravel and the hookups looked to be 50 years old. We quickly made an about face and started looking for another park. 

We arrived at Adventure Bound RV Park in time for happy hour.  This was a beautifully maintained full-service park with many seasonal rigs.  They recently had very heavy rainstorms and there was evidence of that in our site.  A camper stopped by to say that he had this site when he first came to the park and it completely flooded during the storm.  It seems that our spot was the drain point for this section of sites.  Luckily it did not rain during our one-night stay.


our awesome travels said...

Looks like you are making progress and a found a nice campsite for the night

Gypsy said...

When I used to drive from CA to NY and back every year, I tried to stay completely off the interstates and take the state routes. I mostly used my AAA maps and turned off the GPS! When I sold my RV and drove my car across, I always found the most delightful motels to stay at. They were every bit as comfortable and nice as any chain, plus the owners were super. I found this to be true all across the country. I carried a tent with me and often set it up in National and State parks.

Happytrails said...

We try to stay away from interstates too!! Sadly, it’s sometimes hard to locate a decent campground these days! Looks like you all did find a good one!! Glad it didn’t rain though!! Safe travels!!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Not good when your campsite has you wishing for a boat. Don't ask me how I know that. ;c)

Phyllis said...

True.... so many poorly kept campgrounds. We've over-nighted at a few.