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A (sweaty) day hiking in Letchworth State Park. The maps call it the "Grand Canyon of the East," which is unfair--the Grand Canyon is its own unique thing, and the Genesee River is just as extraordinary in its own way (which doesn't benefit from the comparison).

Recuperating now with cold drinks and Chicago Med reruns in our camper.
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3 days ago

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I was just there a few weeks ago! So stunning. I grew up in Ithaca NY and had somehow never visited. Also, I get a kick out of the grand canyon comparisons- there's a place in PA that is called the "grand canyon of Pennsylvania" and several others. They're so cool in their own right- no need to compare!

I agree. Went there last October. I understand the allusion to the Grand Canyon, but doesn't do the place justice.

Gorgeous!! We were just at willow river state park (Wisconsin) and had a lovely time playing *in* the falls.

Aww! We just missed you. We were camping (site 803!) and hiking there just a couple days ago! It’s such a beautiful state park!! ((Our son reading in his hammock!))

I love canyons! Never been to the Grand but it is on the list. Palo Duro in Tx is another stunner, and here, Rimon Canyon (a crater) in the Negev is a favorite. Come see!

I assume it’s nicer in August. I’m jealous of your trip!

Love Letchworth. Super pretty in the Fall. I agree, beautiful in its own way but not really comparable to the Grand Canyon.

One of my favorite places in NY!

Love this spot! We used to go here all the time when I was a kid. I actually used a similar picture as the header photo on my website haha

I’m right down the road from there. Love that place!

Gorgeous. But whomever coined this the Grand Canyon of anything clearly never witnessed the real thing.

My sister married a Letchworth, a distant relation of the park's founding name.

Looks like you are having a Happy Birthday!

Lovely!!

Glad you are enjoying our state! We are not just about oppressive government up here. 😉

Not Niagara Falls?

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From Winchester VA to Milton PA, the next stop on our way to the Finger Lakes. We're at a Jellystone Park--I'm not a huge fan of Yogi Bear (in fact, I'm not quite old enough to REMEMBER Yogi Bear), but Jellystone RV parks are generally well-staffed, well-run, and clean, and because they're kid-centered you're unlikely to end up next to a tent filled with twenty-somethings getting drunk. And I actually love the night activities. Here's the Jellystone Hayride Wagon doing its Friday night round of the park followed by kids on bikes. The joy is palpable.

Thanks to the Pennsylvania highway department, getting here involved hitting a light pole and a twenty-seven-point turn. I'll psych myself up to tell you about that tomorrow...
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I know exactly where you are!! Welcome to Central PA! And yes, we have a bit of construction in the area at this time...but, to be fair we have been waiting for this bypass to be put in since 1964...!

I spent some formative summers in Jellystone campgrounds around the east coast!

I love how they always play candy bar bingo at the Jellystone campgrounds.

Ahhh, Pennsylvania!

First full day of our camping trip! We're in Winchester and it's already cooler than back at home, although this campground is...a little closer to the main drag than the map showed. But it's not the inside of my house so we're already improving our lives. 🙂

We didn't get very adventurous today. Spent a quiet morning reading and writing (part of our RV mode is that we separate in the mornings--Pete works in the camper's living room, and I either work in the bedroom on my favorite lapdesk or sit outside, and this morning was a GREAT sit-outside morning). Went out for beer and pizza at alesatianbrewing.com/ and came back for a three hour nap.

Tomorrow, we're heading towards the Finger Lakes but breaking the trip in Pennsylvania for a couple of days. If anything interesting happens I'll let you know, but I suspect it'll be a lot more...eating and sleeping. (That's post-Covid travel for you!)
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7 days ago

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Is that Candy hill Campground? We used to love that location! We live in Atlanta now, but we are from Front Royal. Enjoy and feel better 😉

Safe travels!

Pretty campsite. Enjoy!

Enjoy your much deserved R & R!

Have a good trip

Nice one stay safe 🙏💓🥰💯

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