I finished making my reservations for my road trip up yesterday. I like to take my time and enjoy the sights, so I take US highways going up and spend several days doing it. I love traveling across US-20 and will be taking it from just south and east of Buffalo all the way across upstate NY to Esperance. I love the north end of the Finger Lakes and will spend a night at Canandaigua before continuing to Esperance. I like to stop and walk around downtown Seneca Falls as it was the model that Frank Capra used for Bedford Falls in It’s A Wonderful Life, one of my favorite movies. At Esperance, I turn north and go through Saratoga Springs (a lovely town!) and Glenns Falls NY and then on into Vermont where I spend the second night in Rutland. Then I take my time checking out the general stores and antique shops of western Vermont and make my way to Springfield by Late Thursday afternoon to get checked into my ‘room at the inn’ in nearby Andover where I will stay until Sunday. I’ll take the more southerly route home through Binghamton NY (Rod Serling’s) home town, and stop at the park there to see if the old wooden carousel is still standing (that was the carousel in the Twilight Zone episode, Walking Distance, where the main character makes a pilgrimage back to his old hometown where he finds things strangely different and encounters his child self. Then I spend the night at Jamestown NY (Lucille Ball’s home town where they have an I Love Lucy museum, and then hed south and home. I like a leisurely drive rather than a frantic race, and I like stopping and getting out along the way, something my parents seldom allowed when we were on vacation. Anyway, I’m excited. It will be a fun week for me.
As far as what scope to bring, I was going to bring my 6” Newtonian, but I have other plans for it so I may bring the little CNC ST80 I made instead.
Edited by Terra Nova, 28 June 2022 - 10:54 AM.