We left Grand Island early this morning with one last trip
up and over the bridge. We traveled I-290 and on to
I-90 which is also known as the New York Thruway. Any name you want to call it, but, it is a toll road. We picked up our toll ticket at the Buffalo and took it all the way to the
Herkimer exit for a total of 197 miles. When we stopped at the
toll booth...we owed $35.50, Yikes!
From here we traveled on some
local roads through the little town of Richfield Springs to our
KOA. The sites here are fairly large...all grass, but we leveled without any problem and were set up and hooked up before we knew it.
We had a quick lunch of chicken salad and apple salad, grapes, and crackers before heading out to visit the
Farm Museum located just outside Cooperstown. We saw lots of old stuff...like
this wagon. Lauren wonders if this could have been someone's RV?
We learned that during the 1800's most beavers from this area became
pretty tole painted furniture for the homes and
From the museum, we walked down the path to take a step back in time...all the way to 1840 as we entered the
We stopped at the
general store where the
store keeper was anxious to help with our purchases. Next stop was
just down the lane at the
blacksmith's shop where
we watched him make this
visit the printing office. We saw how the
"wanted" posters were
printed in 1840.
There was the stop by the
Doctor's office and one next door to the
pharmacy. This book is the one they used to find the correct formula for mixing and making medicines. Right out side he had his own
herb garden. Many of these were used in the medicines.
Then it was on to the
farm. There we found
Farmer Wayne and his cow, Daisy Mae. And, did he have a treat for us...
in how to
A walk back into town took us by the
town hall, and the
weavers. We also saw how to make
What fun it was to step back in time.