Our trip back into the good ole USA and to Westport was 113 miles of very good road once we got out of Quebec. Once we had crossed into NY we did manage to see a fox and a coyote cross the road - happened way to fast for pictures. We also saw some unique road kill - a beaver as well as a raccoon, a skunk and a porcupine. The border crossing was uneventful except for a long wait in line to get through. I don't know if the computers were down or something was happening, but we just sat there for at least 20 minutes with no lanes processing anyone. Once it got started it moved pretty fast though there were several cars being sent to the secondary inspection lanes. We had the usual questions and were sent on through.
We are staying at Barber Homestead Park which is a very nice small park containing mostly local seasonals with a few transient sites thrown in. It is the best park for the money we have stayed in for quite a while, and a real bargain for a New York park. We have 50 amp full hookups with intermittent WiFi, fringe Verizon coverage and a strong satellite signal. We are the only ones in the campground now as all of the seasonals have gone home until the weekend. They plan on a big Thanksgiving type meal get together this weekend and the park will close next Tuesday. Alas, we will miss it as we leave for the Niagara Falls area Thursday.
Monday we drove the Lake George Scenic Trail. This was a beautiful drive along Lake Champlain and Lake George. The fall colors were out in full and may have just peaked down here at the lower levels. We have been told they peaked last weekend in the Adirondack peaks. The lower part of Lake George and the Lake George Village are one long resort strip where people vacation on the lake during the summer. Of course most of it is closed this late in the year.
Tuesday we caught up on things around the Mothership and just did a little resting. Wednesday was the day we had reserved a ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for a round trip ride between Lake Saranac and Lake Placid. We left early so that we could also ride around the countryside before our 12:30 train ride. Again, the mountains were fantastic - the only problem was it was raining again and that made taking pictures very hit or miss, mostly miss. The clouds in the mountains also covered them up and made our view less than optimal. We were able to see a nice sized doe along the road who was nice and posed for us. Just as we were getting back to the campground, we saw four more deer having a good time in a garden but it was too dark for pictures.
Tomorrow, Thursday, we head for Verona, NY for a one-night stay at a casino campground on the way to Niagara.