Hershey, PA

We made a quick side trip into Pennsylvania – Hershey to be exact.  We weren’t there for the chocolate though.  The largest RV show in the country takes place in Hershey each year, and we stopped in for a day to look at the new rigs.

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It was quite an impressive sight – over 1,300 of the newest RVs, plus a ton of vendors with all the latest camping gadgets. We walked and walked looking at the new RVs. It sure was fun – especially looking at some of the half million dollar coaches!

Ah, to dream…

Watkins Glen

Our trip to the state of New York began with a stop at Watkins Glen State Park. It’s a 1,000-acre park centered around a 400-foot-deep gorge. The gorge was cut through rock by Glen Creek.

We hiked the Gorge Trail which is closest to the Creek. It runs over, under and along the park’s 19 waterfalls with stone bridges and more than 800 stone steps.

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Niagara Falls

Wow!

This video sums it up best:

More than 70,000 gallons of water per minute pour over the falls as the Niagara River empties Lake Erie into Lake Ontario.

If you have never been to the Falls, put it on your list. It is a must see.

Here are some pics from the U.S. side.

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And here is the view from Canada.

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Cooperstown – Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown is a small village in central New York with a population of around 1,800.

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It is also home to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Our stop here was great. We ended up spending much more time than expected because there is so much information and history.

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Baseball gloves through the years.

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Babe Ruth’s uniform.

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Red Sox hat worn during the 1912 World Series victory.

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There was an entire section dedicated to Babe Ruth with tons of newspaper articles, and even the contract used when the Red Sox sold Ruth to the Yankees.

Ruth eventually returned to Boston, but not as a Red Sox player. He joined the Boston Braves for a short time before retiring.

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The main attraction of the Hall of Fame is the hallway honoring all of the inductees. Here are several of the plaques we captured.

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From New York, we headed north. Next stop: Vermont.