Our trip from Westport to Verona was 206 miles and took about four hours. The first hour and a half on I-87 was absolutely stunning in beauty. There was a very light rain with the sun breaking through occasionally and the foliage was the best we have seen - having the illusive sun out didn't hurt any. We took a local road as a shortcut to connect to I-90 and it wasn't very good. The road itself wasn't too bad but it took you through some very narrow streets in a few towns and as we went through Johnstown just prior to getting on I-90 we were joined by several 18 wheelers snaking through these little streets. I just stayed behind one and did what he did. That worked out fine. After we got on I-90 (AKA the New York Thruway, AKA open your wallet and let me have it all) we ran into a huge headwind which made the rest of the journey (about 70 miles) somewhat of a battle of wills between the steering wheel and the mothership. I'm just glad I didn't run into driving like today's the first 1,000 miles we had the mothership. After 32,000 miles of training, it wasn't such a big deal.
We are staying in Oneida Indian land at the Turning Stone Villages RV Park
which is located about a mile from their casino just off I-90. It is one of the nicest parks we have ever stayed in, with huge sites, 50 amp full hookups, great WiFi, cable, great satellite strength and good Verizon coverage. It even cost less than the site at Camping Alouette in Montreal - - as long as we stay away from the casino!!!
Tomorrow we head for Four Mile Creek State Park just outside Youngstown, NY. We will visit Niagara Falls (both sides) from there.
P.S. I have also added two pictures of the olympic ski jumps to the Westport entry if you want to go back and look at them.