In 1996, I had the opportunity to join The Women's March for Women's Lives in Washington DC on the National Mall. It was a powerful moment in my life to join with hundreds of thousands of other women along with Notable celebrities who appeared at the march included Whoopie Goldberg, Gloria Steinem, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Kate Michelman, and many other celebrities claiming and celebrating the rights that we have today.
While driving through Southern New York our path drew us to Seneca Falls, we saw signs indicating a National Women’s Historical Park, and a Women’s Hall of Fame.
We set out to learn more about the unique history of the area that played a role in women's history for our country.
Later, in a chance meeting in May of 1851 in Seneca Falls, NY changed the future of women's history, for generations of women to come.
The street side meeting when Amelia Jenks Bloomer introduced Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Susan B. Anthony forged a friendship and gave the impetus to further the women's rights movement eventually leading to the passage of the 19 th Amendment giving women the right to vote/
As it was late in the day, we elected to have dinner in the day use area of a state Park.
We visited a near by state park and fixed our dinner along the Seneca Lake and enjoyed the area until sunset. Road Trek’s are perfect for these last minute diversions, as they allow complete flexibility to enjoy a dinner on the go.
After sunset we found a near by Walmart and enjoyed a peaceful setting next to a pond at the Walmart. Our slumber however, was not as peaceful as the night was punctuated by the unseen critters honking and croaking in the night.
The next day we sought out more information about the Women's Historical Park, only to discover that since it was Monday and a National Park.....it would be closed. Many of the sights around the area however were marked with historical markers and we were able to do a walking tour of the area and continue our learning about this significant time in Women's history.