I got up at 6 am Sunday morning and immediately turned on the block heater fully intending to roll our wheels by 8 am. Our destination was Herkimer, NY (about 26 miles north of Cooperstown, NY and the Baseball Hall of Fame). As I do every morning I checked the weather for the day where we were (Lockport) and where we were headed (Herkimer). The weather forecast for Lockport was fine all day, but the weather forecast for Herkimer was for rain beginning early afternoon, and continuing into the evening.
Our Jello plan was to reach Herkimer early afternoon, get out the VW and drive the rest of the way to Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, but it appeared we would be arriving in the rain, doing the round trip to Cooperstown in the rain, and sitting in a Walmart parking lot in the rain all night.....not our ideal situation, right? When TLE awoke around 6:30 I told her about the weather issues in Herkimer and after discussing it for a few minutes we decided to stay put in Lockport one more day, and what a great decision that was!
We lazed around most of the morning watching a couple of British Premier Soccer matches, during which time I spent some time outside cleaning the front windshield, and the front cap thoroughly (including the air horns on the roof), then refilled our water tank, which was down below half full.
Initially we were going to get our bikes out of the trailer and ride the Erie Canal bike path into Lockport to a local winery (Flight of Five Winery) to do some wine tasting, and maybe have lunch. Ultimately we opted to walk the 3+ miles into town along the canal path, have lunch and then walk back.
We left for our walk into town about 11:30 am....it was partly cloudy and just the right temperature for a long walk.......
Sunday was a wonderful day, and we are so glad we decided to stay in Lockport one more day. Ultimately that rain that was forecast for Herkimer early afternoon reached us around 8:30 pm. It rained on and off all night, but as I sit here composing today's latest missive it is partly cloudy and dry.....a perfect driving day! We roll in 45 minutes!
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