We enjoyed our weekend with the Regans at the cabin they rent every summer on New York’s Great Sacandaga Lake. The cabin is one of 12 located on the north shore of the lake at a family-owned property, Kathan Kamps. The Kathan family owned farmland that was flooded in 1930 when Sacandaga Lake came into being at the completion of the Conklingville Dam. Dr. Dudley Kathan moved the farmhouse and several buildings to higher ground and those buildings became the start of Kathan Kamps.
The Regan family history has deep roots at Kathan Kamps. Brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents, all have great memories of fun times at the gatherings here over the years. Time passes and children grow up and buildings age and in 2012 we no longer saw games being played or children digging in the sand at the lake shore. But it is a beautiful, peaceful location and we appreciated the hospitality of our host and hostess.
When we left New York yesterday our plan was to camp last night at a state park in Pennsylvania. The weather, however, had other plans. We encountered some very heavy rains driving from Binghamton to Scranton. By the time we got to Scranton the worst of the rainstorm was over, but it was in the 60’s and gray and drizzly. We opted for a motel stay and spent a comfortable night. Today we make the drive to Virginia where we will spend several days at our old home territory visiting friends and taking care of a few items of business.