We fell a bit behind and had to cut something, so we decided not to take the detour to Palmyra. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Hill Cumorah Visitor’s Center only four miles off our route. So, we stopped and took the short walk from the visitor’s center to the top of the hill. It was really neat to be in that spot. We enjoyed the peaceful feeling there for a few moments then climbed down and got back on the road again. Our next stop was Watkins Glenn State Park in the New York Finger Lakes area. There we picked up some picnic supplies and ate lunch just inside the park. It was this amazing hike through a narrow slot canyon. The humidity was extremely high, but lucky for us it was overcast and not too hot. I realized that we had been really lucky with the weather so far. Whenever the weather really mattered, it was just right. Anyway, the hike was really great. Another spot I highly recommend. I do wish we could have camped there the night before so we could have enjoyed it longer.
Tip of the day: Include a slush fund in your budget for unexpected expenses. We did not plan an extra hotel stay, but were really happy we had the option when it was 10:00 PM and we were still 2 hours from setting up camp.