12 June 2012
Richfield Springs, NY
– If you want a stop with beautiful surroundings with rolling hills and farm land that’s within reach of Cooperstown, NY (Baseball Hall of Fame), you may find the KOA in thus small town worth considering.
– On the other hand, if you like wide roads with a center line, you’d better be careful about letting your GPS route you on it’s own!
– If you enjoy having yours be the only vehicle in sight in any direction, this is definitely for you.
First off, it rained all night before we pulled out of Le Roy, NY. And it rained as I hooked up at Genesee Country Campground. Then it rained all day as we drove here. And it rained while we set up camp. It did stop raining right after I’d finished setting up, thank you very much! Desert rats are not used to this sort of thing. Go ahead… call me a wimp!
The toll roads were a breeze getting here to within 30 miles of the KOA, but once we pulled off the Interstate and headed for the park we were routed onto Cullen Rd… and no one else went our way. Hmm. Is this a sign? or is our black tank over-full and leaving an unpleasant trail? Neither: no one in their right mind takes this route. Sane people sstay on NY-26 and go all the way to US-20. But we persevered. Especially since there was no hope of turning around on this one lane road! For a moment I feared we were in a time warp and had been sent back to the 1880s with all the horse poop along the road, but then I saw the warning signs for horse drawn buggies, so I knew we were back in Amish country again.
On the exceptionally-good-luck side of the story, the Admiral found a pecan pie in the campground store. $7. Cool! Turned out the campground owner had his eye on it, but hey… yuh snooze, yuh lose! They told us Amish ladies come around on Fridays and sell baked goods. That alone is enough reason to visit here!!