August 31, 2018 Ithaca to Lake George, NY

Last night the temps got down to the low 60’s and this morning there was a chill in the air.  We turned on the fireplace just to warm things up a bit.  The sky was mostly sunny, so things warmed up quickly.  We made ready and pulled out of the campground at 10:00.  Auggie was ready too!
We took Highway 89 that runs along the lake north to hop on the toll road, I-90, east.  We had 223 miles to go today.  The skies clouded up a bit and there was a lot of traffic on the roads. We crossed the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.
The Port Byron Erie Canal Heritage Park looked like an interesting place to visit.  Maybe on our next visit.
Farther east, we crossed the Mohawk River and Erie Canal.

The landscape became much more hilly as we climbed hills and made our descents traveling east.
We ran parallel to the Erie Canal for many miles and we saw a few of the locks along the way.  
Leaving I-90, we took a lesser highway on our way to Lake George that took us through the town of Amsterdam, NY and over a branch of the Hudson River which cut right through downtown.
We took a step back in time when Bob noticed these ancient power towers, still in operation.
The GPS took us through 2 tiny towns in an area of roads we didn’t think we should be on, but then, there we were right where we should be, at I-87.  The drive today seemed to take forever. It remained cloudy most of the day and the temp barely reached 72 degrees.  We crossed the Hudson River again as we drove north to Lake George–the lake and the village at the southern end of Adirondack Park.
We arrived at our campground, King Phillips Campground at 2:30.  It was a busy place on this Labor Day weekend and we were 3rd in line to check in.

We finally got checked in and set up camp on site C-1.
It was a great campsite with woods on one side and very private.  Auggie loved it right away and began exploring his new territory.  We had cocktails and the remainder of our cheese tray from the winery, while we talked about our plans for our visit here.   We had dinner and took our walk around the campground with Auggie.  We like to do that on our first day at any campground just to check things out and see who’s here.  We have 3 days here in Lake George to see as much of the area as we can.  

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