Goodness, how time flies. It is now almost 10 weeks since I was able to continue on here. Somehow life's issues got in the way. Now that I have put those issues in the hands of a competent professional, I can once again devote myself to completing this trip report.
It was the 14th of June when I continued along the Great Lakes, which I think at times was called the Circle Route/Ohio Coastal Trail. Kept as close to the coast as I could all day, and gently made my way to Austinburg for the night. It is also the day on which I clocked over 100.000 miles in the van, since I purchased it.
My plan now was to go to the Canadian border where there were a few sites about which I had read, that I wanted to check out. It was US-20, I-90 and I-86 which saw me to the Pilot at Kanona NY. Did not do much sightseeing, and only stopped for lunch. It was a smooth trip on the highways. Next day I wandered over scenic routes and other minor highways, around the Finger Lakes, a nice scenic area which made me want to linger. After lunch it was off to the FJ at Pembroke for the night.
On Sunday I headed north to the coast of Lake Ontario, and followed NY-18 for a long way along the coast, stopping many times to enjoy the area, together with the summer weekend crowd. It took all day to do the short distance to the Pilot in Liverpool NY. New York Scenic Byway, US-20 (which I have driven several times before) took me into Albany, whence I headed to the Pilot in Castleton-on-Hudson. It was very interesting to see the mumerous German and Dutch names along the way, on buildings, bridges and streets. A measure of how the influence of the early settlers has been preserved.
From here-on I was well aware that Pilot/FJ truck stops would be few and far between, if any at all. Some research was now required to find suitable stops along the rest of my route north.