Wednesday, June 2, 2010

# 69 Bucket List & Sticker Shock

I lived in NY for the first 30 years of my life. I know it's not possible to see everything there is to see, but you would think some things would be "must see" for certain people. I grew up with 4 brothers, all of us playing & following baseball, so you would think that Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame would be on the list of family vacations. Nope! So I put the Hall of Fame on my bucket list & now because of our traveling lifestyle I can check it off. The history, the memorabilia, & the stories behind America's game are a must for any baseball fan. It shows how the game has change. for better or for worse, & takes one back to one's youth & much simpler times.

Nearby is Howe Caverns & since we were here we couldn't pass it up. About a 1 mile walk along an underground river & a short boat ride across an underground lake made for a memorable experience. River, lake, boats, all underground? Who knew? Add rock formations & the history behind the caverns & you have a day to remember.

Tomorrow we leave for Lake George. Since it is easier to fill up the truck when the trailer isn't hooked up we decide to fill up tonight. Just one more thing we don't have to worry about when we hit the road. We haven't filled up since PA & have just shy of 500 miles since the last fill-up. Now for those of you without 74 gallon fuel tanks, let me educate you. You insert a credit card at the pump & begin fueling. At somewhere between $50 & $75 the pump shuts off & will pump no more. Sometimes you can repeat the process but most times it means a trip inside. Trying to explain the concept of a 74 gallon tank can at times be frustrating. After leaving security including a credit card, drivers licence, first born, a pint of blood, & an arm & a leg you can pump fuel without interruption. When done you return to the cashier & gather all your possessions, minus the arm & leg. The arm & leg this time was $173. Like we tell people, if we couldn't afford this lifestyle we wouldn't do it.

Tonight we are home in Cooperstown & tomorrow we will be home in Lake George because...

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

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