Columbia Crossroads/Sayre, PA is located just a few miles across the NY/PA state line. So once again, this area reminded me so much of when we lived here. Our home was less than an hour from here in the little town of Beaver Dams, NY. We had 5 acres of land, with our home located in the hollow between to hills. So Rich could go up the hill out back to hunt, and in the winter we could watch the deer walking through the trees on the snow covered hills.
Below are a few pictures of familiar areas. Rich's mom lived just a few blocks from the Chemung River, and when Hurricane Agnes passed in 1972, the river flooded and her home had water two feet from the second floor. And as we traveled US 17 East ( the road Rich traveled every day to work in Binghamton) we passed the Lounsberry Truck Stop, where we often stopped to eat. Great home cooking and the best Strawberry Shortcake in the area.
We continued along US 17E to Owego where we picked up US 69 and 37 N which would take us to Dryden and Cortland and on to 81 N. As we passed through Dryden they were having a parade, which meant the main roads were closed. We had to detour ONE block before our exit - and to make a LONG story short we were delayed on back roads for about 45 minutes! We finally found 81 and traveled north through Syracuse and then Watertown where we stopped for a late breakfast at Bob Evans! This time however our eggs were well done, and the toast crumbled when you touched it! We did complain (nicely) and they did not charge us at all for the meal.
We stopped at Walmart to pick up enough groceries for a day or so and about 35 miles later we pulled into Rogers Old Oak Cabins on Black Lake. Below is a view as we arrived and the fire pit that is available to everyone staying here. Our little Cabin #5 with a view of the lake and the boat we would be using for our daily fishing trips.