After a place is decided upon I immediately search for nearby military installations. Why? Cheap lodging! I am not a person who just hangs out in a hotel room so I am not too picky about where I change, shower, and sleep... as long as it is clean and safe.
With some searching, lo and behold, I find a Air Reserve Base that is a 15 minute drive to the park. Score one for me!
I'm looking forward to our time of being together as a family! About 6 and a half to 7 hours in a car each way and then 2 days to enjoy our nation's oldest State Park. And perhaps getting into Canada (it's been years since I've been to that country but never on the eastern side of it). Hubby has to see what kind of clearance he has to get to leave the country so we might have to nix that if the Air Force tells him no.
Once we return from New York I will have to begin planning our next little family trip... where to go??