We've been busy this past week, first traveling into Canada for some camping along the northern shore if Lake Ontario, and then on to the province of Quebec where we attended a rally on the banks of the Ottawa River near Montreal, put on by the French-speaking Leisure Travel Vans club of Quebec.
Now we're in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
We had a great time in Canada. Though neither of us speak French, many in the Quebec club also spoke English. When Jen and I spoke to the group, they provided a translator. Bottom line, communication presented no real problems, especially Saturday night when the music and dancing started as the stars came out overhead.
We got such a kick hearing them singing along with pop U.S. tunes from the 70's-80's with their French accents.
They made us feel so welcome and we had a wonderful time touring many of the 83 different LTV RVs that were boondocking with us along the river.
Many also came to see our van, the only one there on the 2019 Mercedes Benz chassis. At one point we had eight people inside and about 20 lined up outside waiting for our van to empty so they could go in.
It's always fun to see how others have modified their RVs and we came away with lots of ideas on things to add and change in our 2019 LTV Unity FX model, as well.
Best of all, we made a lot of new friends at this rally and we were very impressed about how well they had organized this event. Thanks to Jean-François Trépanier, the Co-founder and President, for inviting us up for the weekend. We had a ball!
Sunday, we left Montreal and made our way back across the U,S. border to New York, where we plan to spend a couple of weeks touring the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and nearby areas, We'll be researching what to see and where to stay for another one of our Seven Day RV Adventure Guides that will be coming out later this summer.
The photo at the top shows Jennifer and Bo on our hikes. This is such a beautiful area. The Adirondack Park was created by New York in 1892 to protect land and timber resources and contains 85% of all wilderness in the eastern United States, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Parks combined.
For the next couple days, we're camped in the Adirondack High Peaks area near Lake Placid. We can see the Whiteface Mountain’s ski runs made for the 1980 Olympics. Right next to where we are camped, rapids swirl along the Ausable River, which have carved out a spectacular canyon to our east. Southwest is the famed the Adirondack Museum’s history exhibits. There are lots of beautiful clean lakes surrounded by lush forests and dozens of small charming towns to visit. To the south and west, the Finger Lakes region and wine country also beckons.
And we look forward to leisurely hiking, exploring and discovering this special area.
We're considering scheduling a Meet and Greet somewhere in the Adirondacks Saturday the 16th if June. If we nail down a place and time, we'll post it in Instagram (follow me at #rvlifestylemike) and on our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group.
Last night in our RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube we did our weekly “Ask Us Anything” live stream from our campsite in the mountains. Here's the replay:
Please feel free to pass along your suggestions about what we should see and do while here. So far, it's been pretty dog friendly, so we're hoping Bo can accompany us during most of our exploring.