Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown, NY

The Oldest Covered Bridge in the US
Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown, NY - 147.3 Miles, 1188.1 Miles for the Trip

A relaxing drive from Vermont to NY, although Anne found a shortcut that only added 15 minutes to the trip. We also forgot that we had the GPS in both cars set to "no highways", which led us through the city of Troy, NY instead of taking a 5 minute section of I 87 that would have saved us an hour. In any case, we are here.

Abby Rodd, a former student & now Director of Production at Glimmerglass Opera met us at the campground. We did a visit to a display of her photographs, and after that, sat around the campsite talking. We are in sites 54 & 53, dry sites on grass that are in a field. While there are flush toilets & showers in the park, they are miles from our sites, although there are some portajohns a short walk away. Since each of us has a driver over 62, are NY state residents, & it is a weekday, there was no entry fee for the park. The camping fee was $14.25 per site.

The oldest covered bridge in the United States is here in the park - we hiked to it from the campground & took a few photos. The rest of today's photos are at today's LakeshoreImages page.

After hiking back through the woods to the campsite we sat around reading & doing nothing until dinner, which will be chicken, asparagus, and saffron rice.

Until next time -

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