Our plans were to leave from Grand Island on Sunday morning. Matt suggested that all of us travel to Oswego, NY and stay on Saturday night in our RV and they would come back home on Sunday afternoon. So that's what we did. Megan and I drove in their van with Sarah, and Matt and Josh rode with Dean as he pulled Bentley.
|It was different following Bentley!|
As almost all of you know we are from Oswego, KS. Oswego, NY is our town's namesake and I've always wanted to visit here so I thoroughly enjoyed taking the tour.
|Oswego Street Banners|
|Park in the downtown area near the Courthouse.|
|Oswego County Courthouse, Oswego, NY|
|Former railroad bed|
|Daddy and Papa playing with Josh at the playground.|
|Sarah Ruth Peine - isn't she a little doll!|
|Lighthouse near Fort Oswego|
We made plans to have breakfast out this morning and we are going to try Wade's Diner, with a back-up plan to try Maria's if Wade's is too busy. Sure enough that was the case and we were quite glad that it worked out that way because we loved Maria's. The food was excellent.
Afterwards we drove down to the waterfront and checked out the Maritime Museum.
|Information on the NY State Canal System that included Oswego, NY.|
|United States Coast Guard|
|Large tanker in dock was unloading something.|
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE MARITIME MUSEUM
|This boat was here today in order for people to board and take a look around. The line was VERY long and it was HOT outside. Needless to say a picture was good enough for us.|
|Oswego Historic Maritime District|
|Oswego Harbor Trail|
|Fort Oswego - it was just too hot for us to take the children on this tour, but I think it would have been enjoyable if the weather had been a little cooler.|
|Rock that marked the location of Fort Oswego.|
|You can see the tunnel in the picture above and below - I believe this is the same one I took a picture of near the Courthouse.|
|Two above pictures are of the Oswego Train Station.|
|Pictures of the Oswego River where locks were in place to by pass this low water dam and ripples.|
Afterwards, we returned to Bentley where we visited for another hour or two and managed to get these last few pictures before Matt said they needed to head home.
|Josh loves his baby sister.|
|Hamming it up!|
It was awful quiet after they left and we miss them already. We will see them again at Christmas as they plan to return to Oswego, KS for a week.