Overnight it rained a little and we had windy conditions, but sunny skies this morning. We would be driving somewhat against the wind most of the day until we got to New York. This morning, when we woke up, the temp was already 71 degrees and it was a beautiful day. We left the campground just before 10:00 for a drive today of 158 miles. I-95 took us along the coast to the Connecticut River. There was a lot of traffic on this Saturday until we turned off on Highway 9, a scenic highway, that ran parallel to the Connecticut River.
The highway took us up and down through the forested hills into the countryside. We ran into a traffic slow-down near Waterbury. Waterbury had this 2 level road system going through downtown. The bottom level was going west and the upper level was traveling east.
Then we were back out in the forested countryside until we crossed over the border into New York.
We were driving in the hills ever since we left the coast. Near the border town of Danbury, traffic got intense, but lightened up once we got into New York.
The stronger winds today didn’t play much of a factor because we were blocked by trees for most of the drive. We reached an elevation of 970 ft. and had a great view from above.
We stopped at a rest area and got a beautiful view of the Catskill Mountains far off in the distance.
We crossed the Hudson River and had a great view of the water below.
We arrived at our campground, New York City North/Newburgh KOA, at 1:00 and took a pull-through site, #29, for the night.
We were only doing an overnight stay, so we wanted to keep the trailer hooked up to the truck. Auggie liked his new surroundings right away.
There were lots of trees and acorns, which meant a lot of squirrels. He had his nose to the ground the minute we arrived. This sleeping cabin next to us was vacant, so Auggie had a lot of room to roam.
We set up camp and relaxed outside with a cocktail. Bob and I made good use of the porch swing on the cabin porch.
Burgers were on the menu for dinner tonight. The campground was very full of weekend campers and lots of kids, but amazingly it was pretty quiet. We watched a little Wisconsin football on TV and made it an early night. We had a longer drive tomorrow that would take us on the outskirts of New York City to Atlantic City.