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Leaving the Bar Harbor area we again got to cross the beautiful Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Roadside views of stunning granite cliffs that I could imagine sliced off, polished up and starting it's new life as someone's kitchen island. Only about an 80 mile trip on those small state route roads... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Egg Rock Lighthouse is out in Frenchman's Bay. Looks like a little Lego Building. Our explorations in this beautiful place continued. But this time we had friends Joyce and Paul along. So fun to have them make the trip from visiting other friends in New Hampshire up to Bar Harbor... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Though the Rockefellers, Morgans, Fords, Vanderbilts, Carnegies, and Astors in the 1880's and 90's came to the island in search of social and recreational activities, the affluent of the turn of the century had much to do with preserving the area. The preservation to save the land for perpetual public... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Putting Augusta behind us our route gave us a surprise. It is the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory rising up out of the trees. Wasn't on our radar to stop and go up the observatory so no plans made and too late with GypsyII behind to stop and go up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving Vermont we continued our trek east. Lots of ups and downs as we weaved our way on the small state routes. We were happy that the Navigator had more than one gear. Our time in New Hampshire consisted of driving across the state with a quick stop for lunch.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Some things seem to be better in Vermont. The intense colors of the flowers. The beauty of the back roads. Temperatures in the 70's. Windows down. Good company. Interesting characters. (If you zoom in you will see the Michelin Man behind the boat.) Old barns. New barns. Stunning houses and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving Saratoga we continued our north and east journey on the back roads into Vermont. As we have traveled to states that are new to us I have had preconceived notions of what that state would be like. Like my idea that Iowa was flat as a pancake with corn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving the Finger Lakes we took the winding State Route roads to Saratoga Springs, NY. Between Google Maps and Walt using a paper map we managed to wander our way through the lushly green countryside to our destination. The Navigator purred along happy that someone finally found what had been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Our campground is near Cayuga Lake and the nearest village is Ovid. In the village park at Ovid is the Seneca County Courthouse Complex.......also known as The Three Bears. Built in the Greek Revival style the local folk have referred to these buildings for years as the Papa Bear (the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Putting Niagara Falls in the rear view mirror was a little complicated. We had had lots of rain and EVERYTHING was wet. The Navigator has protested for the last two years when it gets wet underneath by doing crazy shift choices. Whenever we have had it in for anything else... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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The color of the water coming over the falls and in the river is always so pretty. The vibrant color of the water flowing over the Niagara Falls is caused by minute particles of dissolved salts and very finely ground rock generated by the erosive force of the Niagara River... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Leaving Holmes County I was feeling downhearted but excited at the thought of seeing Niagara Falls. We checked into our spot at Niagara County Camping Resort and as to the good about all I can say is Location, Location, Location. New Yorkers like to mow lawns too. Funny thing. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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One of the things we have enjoyed most in Holmes County is driving out on the back roads, or “off the beaten path”. You never know what you might see. Sometimes we just wander and sometimes Walt uses maps. He loves maps and every new place we go one of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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The Navigator had developed a cough. That is the only way to describe it.......we would be driving along and all of a sudden it sounded like the engine coughed. The Ford Dealership in Millersburg was recommended to us so Walt made an appointment. The appointment day came and we had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Out for a walk one evening I met a lady from Pittsburgh whose camper was just a couple spots away from us. They come to Holmes County often. When they need some peace and quiet this is where they come. Because they come so often they have pretty much explored... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We were able to visit an Amish farm. What hard work they do but out if it comes bounty and beauty. Their lives may be simple but their gardens are bright and colorful. While the Amish prefer no photos taken of them they don't mind pictures of their hard work... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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I had made reservations well in advance at Fire Lake Campground near Bowling Green, OH. Good thing I did. They were turning people away when we arrived. A pretty little campground with each RV spot circled around the lake. A perfect place to rest and relax for a couple days... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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A grey and misty day greeted us when it was time to leave the Upper Peninsula. To do that we had to cross the Mackinac Bridge. Much to my distress they were doing construction on the bridge and all traffic was routed to the open grid lane. How can that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Anyone that we have talked to that knows we were going to Michigan brings up the Mackinac Bridge and says we have to go to Mackinac Island. Sounded good to us. We were staying in St. Ignace so we would catch the ferry from there. We wanted to go on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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A visit to Tahquamenon State Park brought some amazing views. Tahquamenon Falls State Park covers over 52,000 acres but the centerpiece of the park are the falls. The falls are two different sets on the Tahquamenon River. The lower falls are a series of five smaller falls cascading around an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We left Germfask and moved to Brimley to the Bay Mills Casino RV Park. This was our view to the right. This was our view to the left. We went from totally being off the grid to strong cell service, fast internet and cable TV. Our first day out we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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What a glorious way to spend the 4th of July. Munising, MI puts on quite a party for the 4th. Lots of music, games and food. I loved this little ferris wheel. It must have been scary though. Look at the little boy at the top. His hair is standing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator