A Solo Run

I’ve been thinking for a few years that I would like to take a car for a weekend camping trip.  The opportunity presented itself last weekend, so I loaded up the Reo and headed to Kingston.  I dropped the truck and trailer in a mall parking lot and took the ferry to Wolfe Island, then over to Cape Vincent, NY.  From there, I continued up through Clayton and to the Wellesley Island State Park for 2 nights in a tent (the second one with a thunder storm).  If you ever have a chance, check out 1000 Islands Park on the west end of the island–a whole community of Victorian-era cottages.  Be sure to eat on the veranda of the Wellesley Hotel!  Boldt Castle is at the opposite end of the island, and is definitely worth a visit.  On the return trip, I stopped at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton–an excellent collection in a beautiful facility.  Unfortunately, the Clayton Distillery was closed on Sunday, so I’ll have to check them out next time.  As I was about to cross back to Canada, a gentleman named Bob Crane gave me his card and said to say hello to Sam and Debbie–fellow members of the Model A group in Cape Coral, FL.

The car ran well and got me back to Kingston.  Sadly, she wouldn’t start when we got home, and I had to push her off the trailer into the garage.  We haven’t spoken since.   Ah…old cars…

Waiting for the ferry to Cape Vincent

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Wellesley Hotel

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Boldt Castle yacht house

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Lozier boat

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1935 Ford with collapsible canoe

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Other visitors at the boat museum.  These Ontario guys were returning from the AACA Lake Champlain tour, but I didn’t have a chance to speak with them.

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That’s a Dodge Bros. frame that was used as a trailer.

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1920 Dodge runabout

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1909 Dixie II.  Wow, wow, wow!

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