We did this trip on our own 5 years ago. This time around, we are travelling with good friends, The Benningers, Paul, Sandra and their 4 children (Aged), Rachel (12), Andrew (10), David (7) and Patrick (5). Our kids are now five years older, Thomas is now 13 and Alex is 9 years old. We wanted to do it once more before Thomas entered high school.
The Benningers are travelling on board their boat, Fortune’s Favour a 45 foot Jeanneau Deck Salon, and We are Blogging aboard Black Diamond, our 39 foot Jeanneau Performance Cruiser.
It is a lot more fun travelling with friends, gives the kids things to do and friends to hang out with, for both young and old. If you run out of ketchup or need to borrow some milk, there is a friend not too far away. Tonight the kids spent the evening fishing while dinner was being made. They actually caught a few fish. We spent the night docked a State Park, at lock 23, just a couple miles from Lake Oneida. No charge for docking!