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Sunday, June 30, 2019

McConchies Family Heritage Campground in Galway, New York

Eric & I are spending the summer

Galway, in southern Saratoga County, is an easy drive to family, friends and for appointments. 

The Bulletin Board has
Scheduled Events & a list
of Campers' Birthdays.

The Office has a well-stocked
Store, Fire Wood & Ice.

The Annual Camper & Vehicle
Show: Last Weekend in

The Swimming Pool is empty
during the week.

Campsites are large.

Cars & trucks are parked
on the lawn across from
the RVs.

Waterside camping....

One of the Restroom/Shower
buildings at this 220 site

One of the Playgrounds

The Basketball Court

The Volleyball Court &

We are parked across the
width of our campsite.

Services: 30 amp electric
& water.

Voltage is good here.

We will have our grey & black tanks pumped out when needed.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"Checking Out" the New Mont Pleasant Library in Schenectady, New York

The community replaced its too small, overused building with this new one, named for former Schenectady Mayor, Karen Johnson.

The library has a defibrillator.

Video surveillance is used in
this urban library.

The Book Drop is handy.

A welcoming poster dominates
the announcement board.

Popular books & magazines

Tables & chairs welcome
visitors to stay awhile.

I am careful not to take pictures of families enjoying the Library.

This new library has lots
of choices for users.

Browse the Library Catalog....

Computers are available
for internet use,
report writing, etc.

The Large Meeting Room

A smaller one is next door.

Children's Books &

Picture Books

A Dad is sharing a book to his children.  They are hanging on his every word.

Summer Fun &
Safety Display

I expect the new Library will be crowded with excited Summer Readers.  

Children's Computers
& more Children's

There's parking behind the Crane Street building.  Stop in and support the Mont Pleasant neighborhood's newest public space.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Installing SnapPads on Our Hydraulic Jacks

Eric bought SnapPads to protect
the base of our Hydraulic Jacks.

An added bonus is the extra one
inch they add for leveling &
stabilizing our motorhome.

Dish soap makes it easier to install the SnapPads.

It is applied along the rim
of the pad so the pad will slip
on easier.

The Jack is lowered....

The pad is lined up
beneath the Jack.


The jack is fully extended.

The slippery dish soap makes seating the jack's foot into the beveled edge of the SnapPad 

Occasionally a campground or parking area will require pads under the jacks to protect the parking surface. With these pads we can comply without placing our regular pads under the jacks. This along with the extra inch of leveling capability AND the jack foot protection makes these SnapPads a good addition.

NOW we will see if they stay on over bumpy roads as advertised or will we lose one along the way..... Only time will tell.

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Villages RV Resort @ Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York

The Villages RV Park is
about a mile and a half
from Turning Stone

All the roads and campsites in this 175 site RV Park have full hookups.

This building has Registration,
a Store, Arcade, Laundromat
& Lounge with TV.

One of the lakes on
the property

This lake has a dock &
paddle boats.

One of the waterfront

The Pool & Heated Spa

The Tennis Court, Volleyball
& Basketball Courts

The Bocce Ball Court, Playground
& pavilion with fireplace

West... To Verona, New York

Eric & I follow a motorhome with
car in tow out of Thousand Trails
Sturbridge Family Campground.

We follow signs to Interstate

Overhead Electronic Tolling

No Transponder?
No Problem We Will Bill You

Our EZ Pass registers with the
overhead tolling device.

It's nice not to have to slow
down at toll booths.

Welcome to Wilbraham
Home of
Friendly Ice Cream

The shoulder is closed for
sign installation.

This truck with attenuator
is protecting the mower.

Bridge Construction

I am happy to see our nation's
aging bridges being replaced.

Next up... the New York 
State Thruway

Welcome to New York

We slow for a toll booth.

We continue west toward

The Alfred H. Smith Memorial
& the Castleton-on Hudson 
Bridges in the rain...

A quick stop at the Pattersonville

Military vehicles on the move...

They are probably driving to
Fort Drum near Watertown.

Hunters Plaid on a barn...

A bold choice.

One of the Locks on the
that make this waterway

are off of Exit 33.

We take the exit to
"Fair Verona."

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient Grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
-from the Prologue of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Eric & I leave the Thruway....

... pass Turning Stone Casino Resort....

.... & arrive at The Villages

We park & register.

Eric & his bike at our campsite.

We have 50 amp electric service with good voltage, water, and sewer hookups.

I am happy to see paved roads in at this RV Park.  Let's get on our bikes and ride....