A nice weekend...drive out thru Bennington - fall colors in western NH, southern VT and eastern NY. Right to sprint venue providing much warm windyness in Genesee Park. Then off to set up tent at Woodstream Campground (Gainesville camping
aka Google Earth practice) - don’t think there were any campers there. Lots of mobile campers, some with elaborate gardens but no people. Set up tent hurridly in rain. Looked around for M, no where to be found...strange. Better search. Then we hear a stranger’s voice, a woman with M on her own dog’s leash. M had crossed the nearby road (25 yds fm campsite, not visible due to trees with the occasional car going 40mph est). She’d barked at the front door. Lucky this lady was savvy. M had no ID, just a collar and evidently wanted in the house. Second thots about the back of the car?
Had a dinner at an in-the-fields “emporium” loaded with people on a Fri night. Rained and blew. In the am, the cries of crows and jays. Saturday was chilly but nice for the most part. After the run, we returned to our little corner of the campground. Hot shower for 25 cents and more water than needed (but campsite $27). Had dinner at a cozy pub, the Amber Lantern, in Warsaw, NY. Woke Sunday to light rain on the tent but blue holes suggested promise. On again, off again rain.
Car computer noted “coolant level low” so filled it at campground. It noted the same again about 125 miles into the return trip. Bought a gallon of 50/50 AF and before we were home, had put about 2 gallons of AF and water in the system. Lucky that it held up to get us back.
Very nice rural countryside..corn fields and lots of green, green grassy stretches, trees planted in straight lines, patches of forest, interesting architecture. This old house
is on the way to the Castile entrance to Letchworth. It's barn
, is across the road.
485 miles home, tumbled out around 9pm.