Sunday, August 15, 2010

We're Home

We left Association Island at 8:30am. Thursday, 8/12, and were home at around 3:30pm. Although it rained most of the way, the trip was uneventful and the trailer made it home with all parts intact.

Some final thoughts: we originally considered this trip as a tour of New England but wound up spending most of our time in upper New York State. New England was fine, but it was also what we expected it to be. I think, even though we've been in upstate New York several times prevously, my past impression of the area may have been tainted by my familiarity with downstate New York. Its a bit like out-of-staters impression of New Jersey. If one isn't familiar with west and south Jersey one may think the state is all like the NJ Turnpike corridor, and we've all heard the Jersey jokes. I guess a few recent TV programs haven't done much to change out-of-staters impressions of the Garden State either.

Well, upstate New York is really phenomenal -- beautiful mountains, farmland and lakes. And what lakes. Not just the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario, but it seemed that no matter where we went there were big, beautiful lakes. The Adirondacks, of course, is loaded with lakes, but there are lakes all over the state. and that was a bit of a surprise.

Until next time...

2 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Glad you made it home safely and it sounds like you had a fantastic time.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Mayo said...

Doctor - So glad you enjoyed the Empire State.Once you're past the Upper Hudson Valley everything is beautiful and so geoologically different -- the moody Catskils and Shawangunks to the west and north, the haughty Adirondacks further north, the Thousand Islands area. Yes -- Land-o-Lakes. Glad you're home. Why not try a double-decker tour of Queens, NYC for an interesting day of compare-and-contrast?

11:08 AM  

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