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Aug 12, 2014 - More Rain

My plans for a day at the Steamtown National Historic Site got cancelled. It was raining when I left Du Bois this morning but it stopped an hour into my drive to Scranton. However, as I approached the turnoff to my destination the rain started again - heavier than before. Thoroughly disgusted at this point I decided to drive until I got tired and to get myself closer to tomorrow's destination - New London, CT. Got as far as Newburgh, NY. Spoke to Spencer today. The Detroit area is a mess - freeways flooded and full of mud, cars buried in...

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Feb 16, 2013 - Newburgh to New York JFK

It snowed overnight which was a surprise as it was such a nice day yesterday but you get that here. Nice one day, freezing the next. We packed our bags for the trip home and grabbed some breakfast. We drove back over the toll bridge to Newburgh which was free in the westerly direction saving a whole $1.40 and headed to check out Orange County Choppers. Last time we were here it was the week before the opening of the new building so a least we were able to have a look this time. There was about 30 of their bikes on display along with every...

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Feb 15, 2013 - Harrisburg to Newburgh

Today was quite warm with the temperature up to a balmy 12 degrees. We drove out to Hershey to visit another outlet centre and have a drive around the chocolate town. Hershey's have invested heavily in attractions with a Disney land type park called Hershey Land built to extract money from visitors along with factory and theme tours for those so inclined. The street lamps along the roads even looked like Hershey Kisses. The outlets had a few bargains to be had along with no sales tax so it was get the credit card out and catch up on some...

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Oct 4, 2012 - Ok, yes

What a day it was. We picked wineries for our destinations and there are plenty of them in the Hudson Valley. We followed the Shawangunk Wine Trail. It was a fantastic drive through some very nice area of the Hudson Valley. We drove about 30 miles to the Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, NY. There claim to fame is that they state they are the oldest winery in the USA. We took the ‘TOUR’ with a tasting. Our tour guide is a part time opera singer with a baritone voice. He was not bashful about singing his way through the tour. It was...

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Oct 3, 2012 - Exploring the Hudson Valley

Rain is still in the forecast. It continued to be cloudy and misty but the temp was in the low 70’s (shorts weather). It was a good day to just explore. Denise suggested an old covered bridge named the Perrine’s Bridge that is off the beaten path about 20 miles away. What a nice ride through the valley on the back roads. It was a great idea for a destination. The bridge is 154ft long, almost 20ft wide and built in 1844. It is an official historical site. I wonder if these where engineered or just someone built. It’s still remarkable. It was...

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Oct 2, 2012 - To be a Yankee for 1 day

It rained, and rained, and rained, and rained all day. We kept checking the Yankees website for weather updates. It would update every couple of hours with the same message, “Gates Open At 5pm”. We decided to just drive around and make a day trip up north. Its apple harvesting season and the farmers markets are alive with all this fresh vegetables, fruit and bakery stuff. We picked up some local maple syrup, honey, jams, muffins and fresh bread. They are very much into the organic growing and baking. I’m very much into the eating part,...

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Oct 1, 2012 - Hudson River Valley NY

The feel of fall has finally come. This morning the car was plastered with fallen leaves, there was a cool brisk in the air and the days are much shorter. We were hoping that our trip timing would follow the changing of colors but we were about a week ahead of it. Staying here a few days has allowed the colors to catch up with us. The colors are not dramatic, but changing to a light green and a touch of yellow. It’s getting harder each day to continue to wear shorts…… We drove a couple hundred miles to the Hudson River Valley in New York....

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Sep 14, 2011 - West Point and Views of the Hudson River Valley

It looked like today would be a wash out for Tim because he had to get 2 new tires for the truck. He had an appointment at the Newburgh Ford dealer for 7:30AM--he got there early and they checked things out. But they had to get the tires--that were expected for delivery around 1 PM. So--it looked good--Tim went with Susan, Andrea, and Michael to West Point to tour the grounds. West Point is really a beautiful place with all the trees, green playing fields and nice buildings. Each class starts with 1100 cadets and after 4 years about 20%...

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Oct 14, 2010 - color and history together

What a beautiful day! Sun shining, in the low 60's, but a little hazy in the Hudson River Valley. We took off just after noon for the town of New Paltz, NY, where there was a promise of a good restaurant and Huguenot St. The first was know from an ad in our campground flier, the second just words unknown. The drive (only about 12 miles) was beautiful -- along country roads lined with and over arched with colorful fall trees. The town was larger than I had expected, as it was home to a SUNY [State University of New York]campus. We found...

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Oct 12, 2010 - History day

In another KOA tonight. We drove from near Cape Cod today and finally have Internet at the site so am able to catch up somewhat on our week. Yesterday was a history day. We took the time to head to Plymouth, MA, where the Mayflower had landed, and spend some time exploring the outdoor, interactive museum that is Plimoth Plantation. It took me back to my American history in school, but with some twists we didn't get when I was in school. An orientation film of 10 minutes began the time there, following which we were able to wander into...

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Jun 29, 2010 - Hyde Park, New York State

As we drove north along the Hudson River we headed to Hyde Park, the town named after a Vanderbilt estate of that name. This estate was the smallest of the Gilded Age mansions built by Commodore Vanderbilt’s grandchildren, and for some reason the owner had more money left when he died than the rest did! However, at 54-odd rooms it was still very nice, as were the grounds and the views over the Hudson Valley. There are many big old homes scattered along the valley there. Just down the highway is another famous home – that built by Franklin...

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Oct 1, 2009 - Dash Garden

We did our grocery shopping today in preparation for tomorrows departure. The grocery chain we shopped at is Hanniford, we found them when we were in Lake George, NY. and continued to shop their stores throughout New England. We have enjoyed their meats, produce and baked goods and I will especial miss the oatmeal cookies. Good-bye Hannaford. I posted a photo of the coach dash to show that Patricia travels with her autumn garden, we get great views inside & out. It's off to Pennsylvania tomorrow, stay tuned.

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