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Feb 14, 2017 - On our way

We had a long, but not particularly eventful, travel day. (Clinton - Albany-Ft. Lauderdale-Quito) We got to our hotel about 12:30 am. It is an old Italianate mansion converted into a “boutique” hotel. Our room is high-ceilinged, in cream and gold. The bath is modern, but as in most developing countries, there is a bin by the toilet for paper. One does not flush paper no matter Its condition. The bed is quite comfortable, with a crowning headboard.

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Sep 17, 2014 - Adirondack Mtns New York

Leaving Niagara Falls at 10 am Wednesday morning and shooting for Albany New York. We have developed a leak in our fresh supply filter, so our plans now include a stop at the Camping World Store in Rochester New York. It seems the O=ring disappeared some where during the preparation for this trip. ( Go Figure )A Few hours later and some additional money in Tolls and we have a new water filter and our leak is solved. Did I mention that I 90 is a Toll road from Ohio through New York. Boy do they clip you with this setup. All though we have...

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Jun 23, 2014 - Amsterdam to Albany

June 23 Amsterdam to Albany Day eight of our ride.  Packed up the bikes with all our gear one last time and hit the trails. Quite a hot one today and the trees sheltering the trail gave welcome shade.  Early this morning while biking down a country road with Peter in front, I was startled to hear another biker pull up beside me. We quickly exchanged pleasantries and each of our destinations. This was a group of three young guys, early 20's, very fit, bicycling from Seattle to Boston!!!!!! They said they had a RV following them and providing...

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Oct 1, 2013 - Day Twenty Two

If there were anything I would change about this trip, it would be the long days...but of course, that would mean more days and more money.... Another 6:30 wake up, bags out the door by 7:00 and on the coach by 8:00. Had another fabulous breakfast of bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, muffin and coffee and juice (buffet style) included. Waking up to the red, yellow, orange and green colours were spectacular even though there was a bit of fog in the distance. Called Mom to wish her a Happy Birthday before boarding the coach. First stop was at...

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Aug 6, 2012 - Harwood to Albany, NY

We found a good way to avoid the Baltimore beltway and I-83 through York, Pa. Went out Rt. 32 to Rt. 97 to Rt. 15 almost to Harrisburg. Then we missed Harrisburg by taking 581 to I-81, then took I-80 east (instead of I-81 to Scranton)to I-380 then cut through on Pa. Rt. 423 and Rt. 196 to I-84 to Port Jervis, then up to Albany. It may have taken us an extra hour, but it was more scenic and we missed ALL of the cities and beltways. Found a good Comfort Inn with a bar and good food inside the hotel in Glenmont, NY. No pictures today, just...

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Aug 3, 2012 - Latham/Albany, NY

Today was a ride that paralleled the NY Thruway from Little Falls to Albany. The little towns along the way showed their historical side from time to time. The vistas along the Mohawk valley were great. About half the ride was on a bike path that followed the canal. We could have ridden more on the path, but most are road riders. Summer is in full swing -- the boats are on the river and the drive-ins are hopping.

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Jul 14, 2012 - Croton to Albany, NY

We spent 13 days in Croton-On-Hudson which seems like a LONG time looking back at it. Especially when we would have preferred to be going up the Hudson. Croton was nice enough but not somewhere you’d choose to spend a vacation. So we made the best of it. Top priority was a couple Orthopedic Doctor appts., more Xrays, and rest time for Maggie’s hand. We rented a car and did some sightseeing at West Point Military Academy and Bear Mt. State Park. We needed to find a doggie daycare for Camden so we could spend plenty of time getting to and...

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Jul 10, 2012 - Largest USA Walmart

RV miles driven today: 191 Total Trip miles 2629 As we make our way towards Niagara Falls, we make a couple of stops along the way. We couldn't pass up the chance to visit the "largest Walmart in the U.S.", located in Albany, N.Y. It is 2 levels with escalators for you and your shopping cart or an elevator if you need. Albany, being the capital city of the state, is a busy college town with lots of old stately homes. Like some old cities, alot of them have fell into disrepair and are now multi-family dwellings. Wish we could take more...

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Jun 13, 2012 - Leaving California!

Hello y'all! Thanks fr following. I have been busy this past day, so I couldn't update sooner. Mat and I started off in California with standby tickets. Unfortunately, with standby we only get seats that are open on the plane so we missed our first flight out of sfo to Chicago, so we waited for another flight to las Vegas were we had to wait 8 hours to a transfer to another flight to Albany New York were my family lives. It was a long wait, but it was fun. We arrived in Albany at 1am. Mat was craving captain crunch, so we stopped at the...

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Sep 8, 2011 - Wedding on the Dutch Apple

I had the honor and privilege of sharing the wedding ceremony and party of two good friends of mine, Pat and Judy. Pat works part time on the Dutch Apple cruise boat and that's where they held the wedding and party. Because of Irene and then Lee, the Hudson River was quite high, moving fast, and full of debris, including someone's TV set, so we didn't leave the dock. That's just as well because I got there 15 minutes later than they told me - I had to make a last minute trip to a store to get shoes! My "good" shoes have rotted out soles and...

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Sep 1, 2011 - Eastern New York

We headed east the following Sunday. As we traveled we were fascinated by the changes in topography from low flatlands to the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains—so beautiful and we became aware of additional waterways and the Hudson River. Now, we have all read about the Hudson Bay Company and how they made a fortune on beaver pelts! It was so neat to be right in the middle of the American History sites and to read about the history that took place at these locales. We have discovered that we LOVE Perry’s Ice Cream, made in NY. Birthday...

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Jun 4, 2011 - A Big Birthday Party

Today was the first opportunity I had to go an hour up north and meet up with lots of friends I spent time with before I started traveling. Kathleen just retired and turned 65, so she and Marsha organized a big birthday at the rec center of their complex. They supplied the meats, table settings, bread, drinks, and cake. We supplied salads and a few other desserts. There was lots of food to choose from and it was impossible not to eat too much! Marsha's brother was the emcee who did a great job with the entertainment portion of the party!...

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