Thursday, August 28, 2008

Upstate New York

Currently in Old Forge in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, 6000 miles into the trip. Stayed in Pulaski New York last night. Pulaski is the self-proclaimed "Salmon fishing capital of the U.S." and the community was gearing up for the upcoming prime fall fishing season in September.

Spent yesterday riding along the shores of Lake Ontario through apple and peach
orchard country. Great apple pies and fresh tree ripened peaches! Visited two small lake-front villages, both of which were attached by the British during the War of 1812. A lot of history and pride by the locals knowing that they survived and defeated the British. I continue to be amazed at what people put in their front yards such as the carving of dolphins out of a tree stump in the picture above.

Today I headed East toward the Adirondack Mountains. The ride was through beautifully wooded areas, numerous small lakes and rivers, very hilly and a challenge as I had strong headwinds during most of the day. While the Fall colors are just starting, it is still warm for kids to have fun swimming. Got a couple of great shots of a little girl jumping off a rock cliff into the Moose River.

Tomorrow I continue East through the Adirondacks.

Have a great Holiday weekend!


At August 28, 2008 7:29 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Beautiful, scenic pictures. Thanks for uploading~Raining here, and grey.


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