After leaving Vermont, we headed for Watertown in upstate New York. While we used U.S. Route 3 to pass through the picturesque Adirondacks and by Lake Placid, the real treat was getting to pass over Lake Champlain on a ferry.
Getting to the ferry was a bit of a PITA simply because our GPS said “slight turn” instead of “left turn,” and it was a bit off in its forewarnings. Once we passed our turn the first time, it then seemed to think I could somehow make a quick U-turn and enter from the opposite direction. Wrong! So, we wound up driving about 20 miles out of our way to circle back for our third approach. Success! After laying down $50 for a fifteen minute ride, we found ourselves ushered to the front of the ferry line in short order. But unfortunately for the ferry crew and the rest of the audience, the deck crew didn’t see the car behind the bus and had to make some last-minute rearrangements on deck that slowed everyone down a bit. Upon leaving, the captain walked up and apologized for that as he comically added that he thought we might want the bus and the car to both arrive in New York at the same time. He was nice.
Our week stay at The Willows in Watertown was very nice. It is definitely a five-star park located right on Lake Ontario. We had several sunset views. Their Wi-Fi was spotty at best, but we managed.
The chief reason to stay in Watertown was to have easy access to Ottawa, Ontario, which I’ve written about separately. But while in Watertown, we also took the opportunity to visit Boldt Castle, which appears in another post.
The sites were very nice at The Willows, but making the overly-sharp turn at the entrance tested my abilities
We really enjoyed the Watertown area. The people are very friendly, the place looks real nice, and it has all the usual amenities. The downtown square has its share of vacancies and doesn’t show as well as McKinney, but it is nice. And you can find a very good sandwich at Vito’s Gourmet.
Following a week of horsing around and working on Blue Whale Press, we left Watertown for the Buffalo area so we could meet up with Jenni, Elle and Brooke.