Our stay in Akron, near Buffalo, was simply chosen to provide fairly convenient access to Niagara Falls in what we thought was a nice place. While Sleepy Hollow Camp appeared fairly nice on the internet, it is more campground and seasonal camper than RV park. The internet was non-functional unless you had Windows 95, and the lake was more pond than lake. While it sported a brand new pool, the site was water and electric only with no sewer. As a full-timer, I’ll take a sewer connection over a crowded pool anytime of the week. Given it didn’t have laundry facilities, and we didn’t have a sewer connection, we could only keep accumulating dirty clothes until we landed at the next place. As such, we now have a heap of laundry to do at the next campground, and the data plans of our hotspots and phones are running low. Needless to say, I don’t recommend Sleepy Hollow for full-timers.
In planning our stay, we orchestrated Elle’s 13th birthday and a joint trip to Niagara Falls. I’d last been there in 1969 at age 14, so the timing was a bit ironic. Along with Elle came Jennifer and Elle’s friend, Brooke. Jenni rented a cabin just behind our RV and upon seeing it for the first time, Elle immediately remarked that she was sleeping in the RV. To say the cabin was a bit worn is like saying Michael Jordon’s shoes are a bit large.
We had a fun time visiting Niagara Falls and went to the U.S. side one day and the Canadian side the next, staying at the Sheraton adjacent to The Falls one evening. We celebrated Elle’s birthday dinner at Elements by the Falls, which overlooks Horseshoe Falls and the nightly light show (really, it’s just Horseshoe Falls under four different color lights and not some sort of laser show). While the restaurant was nice enough, it was more about the time spent there and the views, and much less about the food.
Following nine days in which we depleted our data plans and let the laundry stack up to the ceiling, we were good and ready to leave Sleepy Hollow. Besides getting the laundry done, I look forward to being able to take a shower for longer than 2 minutes.