For Christmas last year Grammy Carol and Eddie gave us tickets to visit the Adirondack Museum. They knew we would enjoy this through look into the history of the Adirondack region of upstate New York. We all made reservations at Adirondack Gateway Campground. They booked theirs with Passport American and we used our Coast to Coast membership. It was a small campground with a very nice owner. When Cloe had to make an unexpected trip to the vet she even called around to find one on a Sunday. (Cloe is fine….just growing older.) We did a little hiking and had a few camp fires. Marcus and Cali had fun playing games with their grandparents.
We spent a full day at the Adirondack Museum. We saw a house filled with rustic Adirondack furniture and learned about the role horses played in the Adirondacks. Touring an Adirondack hunting camp and immersing ourselves in the outdoor recreation museum were two favorite parts. Marcus and Cali packed backpacks and weighed them to see how much they would be carrying. Caroline, Marcus, Marc and Eddie had fun playing in the schoolyard. Marcus and Caroline read from Primers in the schoolhouse. We learned about how logging played a large part of the economy in the Adirondacks. The boating exhibits really interested us as well. It you are ever in the area, this is definitely a comprehensive museum worth a visit.
On our way to our campground we had crossed the Erie Canal and saw signs for a cruise on the canal. Marc and I cruised on the canal when we lived in Rochester and knew that Marcus and Cali would enjoy it. We all learned so much about locks and how important canal travel was. We went through a lock which hasn’t changed in 102 years. It is amazing thinking about the time when this was the dominate form of travel in this area. Captain Jerry told us about how he traveled the great circle or great loop on the intercostal water ways which is something we are very intrigued by. He has done it twice. Once with his children. He made this boat ride even more interesting.
Thanks to my mom and Eddie for a memorable trip!