When we left on October 1st, it was a rainy day due to the remnants of Ian hitting the New England area. Because the rain was supposed to get heavy mid morning, we left earlier than we had planned, around 9:00 a.m. which luckily allowed us to drive out of the rain.
Our first stop would be at Arrowhead Marina and RV Park in Schenectady so we could visit Rob’s Dad. Pretty ride along the Mass Pike with all of the leaves changing color. Arriving a little before 1 p.m., we were surprised to see that they were in the process of removing the docks from the water. In the office, Wendy (owner) assigned us to pull thru site #48 but when we navigated to that site, there was a truck parked on it. Brad (owner) came walking over and said that he had parked there because of the pot luck they were having for all of the people who had helped them remove the docks. He told us to choose either site #49 or #50. We picked site #50.
Once settled in, we headed over to see Dad at Avila Retirement Community. Good to see him, he is doing quite well considering his age (93). We went to supper in the dining room where I had the honey steak and Rob had the brisket. Food is always good here.
On Sunday we went to brunch at Avila where I had the Pesto Eggs Benedict which was very good and Rob had corned beef hash, eggs and a pancake. Afterward we spent the afternoon with Bob, fixing various things in his apartment.
On Monday morning we went out to breakfast at J & T’s Cafe which was a short distance from Arrowhead. Good breakfast with decent prices and good service.
Leaving Arrowhead behind, we headed to Misty Mountain Campground in Cuba, NY where I made a reservation on site #35. On their website it said that you had to stay a minimum of 2 nights to get the Passport America rate but that didn’t seem to apply when I made the reservation using RoverPass. Regular rate is $60 which is ridiculous since there are no amenities. When we arrived at the campground around 4 p.m. Rob missed pulling into pull thru site #35 because of the way the first few campers were situated so I ended up calling the office. We were told that we could stay on site #38 instead. It was a quiet night.
Leaving Cuba behind, our next destination was a Sun RV Resort we had stayed at several times before, Geneva On The Lake in Geneva, OH, a Passport America resort. It was a quiet one night stay.
The next morning we headed over to a local restaurant which we like, Mary’s Diner which is very convenient because we can park the coach and tow next to the restaurant while having breakfast. I had a Denver omelet ($9.99) which was very good and Rob had the Country Steak with sausage gravy ($8.99) which he enjoyed.
After leaving there around 11 a.m. it was an uneventful drive until a short distance west of Cincinnati, traffic was backed up because a truck had jack knifed. Fortunately it only caused us a 15 minute delay.
We had also stayed at our next stop several times before. Sauder Village in Archbold, OH where we spent one night on back in site 39. Besides the campground, Sauder Village also has a historic village, a museum, farms & gardens, a restaurant, a bakery, a soda fountain and more. Even though we have been here several times, we’ve never taken the time to explore any of these amenities.
Since we had an appointment to have some general service performed on the coach on October 7th, we headed to Spartan Chassis in Charlotte, MI. Traveling on I69 was horrendous, going to and from Spartan. They have repaired northbound but not open yet. South bound it is better after I94.
Since Covid, clients have been allowed to stay on board which is convenient. Service went well and was completed around 4:30 pm.
On Saturday before we left, we went to Eaton Place in downtown Charlotte for breakfast which was good.
Our next stop would be a one night stay at Entegra.