In Waterloo, NY, we parked at the Waterloo Harbor Campground. This is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York. When you look at a map you can easily imagine the movement of glaciers that gouged out this series of lakes in a pattern that looks like fingers extending from a hand.
We came to the Buffalo area, parking at the AA Royal Motel and Campground in North Tonawanda, NY, primarily to visit Niagara Falls. On our first day there, the weather forecast was less than ideal for a trip to the falls so we chose instead to take a short drive to the town of Lockport, NY.
Also known as the Ballard Locks (pics), this complex set of locks just to the north of downtown Seattle was built by the Army Corps of Engineers and was opened on July 4, 1917. These locks are part of the Lake Washington Ship Channel that connects Lake Washington and Lake Union to the Puget Sound.