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A museum, a lunch, and a hike in Schoharie County.

Schoharie County  has a plethora of lovely spots to visit. A really great museum is the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center. It has fun interactive science exhibits which show you how energy is created. Next door is the Lansing Manor where you … Continue reading

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Grant’s Cottage

I made a stop at Grant’s Cottage in Wilton and had a walk about the grounds. I started in the gift shop/museum. I looked at the artifacts and read some quotes about Ulysses S. Grant’s last days. A ‘death mask’ … Continue reading

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Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve

I took a dazzling sunset stroll at Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve yesterday.  We picked it up at the end of Sugar Hill road in Vischer Ferry and parked in the power plant overlook parking lot. On our strip … Continue reading

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Ice Cream and a Walk in Watervliet

A short and perfect little after dinner outing can be had in Watervliet pairing ice cream at Mac’s Drive In and a walk at Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park. Mac’s has lots of great homemade flavors and a real cute atmosphere. … Continue reading

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WELCOME BACK, USS Slater !!!

My 100th Post!! So happy it can be dedicated to the USS Slater. Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, the moment you have been waiting for is finally here! The USS Slater is back in Albany! Normally the USS Slater, an … Continue reading

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Norman’s Kill Farm

When you’re on Delaware Ave heading towards Delmar, maybe heading towards Jim’s Tastee Freeze, right before you cross the bridge you may have noticed a little green sign that says Normanskill Farm. I turned down there one day, and found … Continue reading

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Head West for: Fort Stanwix, Utica Zoo, Crazy Otto’s Diner, Eerie Canal Cruise, and Moccasin Kill Sanctuary

After a week of rainy cloudy days I decided to spend a solid 12 hours out and about yesterday. At 8 AM we set out to Rome to visit Fort Stanwix, a beautifully maintained national monument. There is rich history … Continue reading

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