Monthly Archives: August 2019

Aug 31 – Williamstown, VT to Twin Mountain, NH

We got a late start, in part as we had less than 80 miles of travel for the day. After topping off our RV fuel tank we headed north on VT-14, passing a former magnificent old house now collapsing from … Continue reading

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Aug 30 – Last Day in Williamstown

We pretty much crashed today, other than joining Dorothy and David for lunch overlooking Lotus Lake. After we took a casual hike around the lake.  Our first stop was at one of the camp's craft cabins where we discoverd how … Continue reading

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Aug 29 – Vermont State Capitol, Montpelier, VT

When we got up this morning, the campground's lake was nearly still … and extremely beautiful and watched over by a great blue heron on the far side. After breakfast, we struck out for Montpelier to visit Vermont's capitol (our … Continue reading

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Aug 28 – Saugerties, NY to Williamstown, VT

After four rather hectic days of sighseeing and visiting with John and Judi Melby, we left New York and headed for Williamstown, Vermont. After we crossed the Hudson River, our route along I-90, I-91 and I-89 we passed through rural … Continue reading

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Aug 27 – New York State Capitol, Albany, NY

Albany is one of the oldest surviving settlements of the original British thirteen colonies, and is the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.  However, Kingston, 59 miles south of Albany was considered safer, became the capital city of … Continue reading

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Aug 26 – Vanderbilt Mansion

Located just two miles from Franklin Roosevelt's presidential libaray, the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is one of the area's oldest Hudson River estates.  The 54-room Classical-style mansion was built in 1898 by Frederick William Vanderbilt, a grandson of “Commodore” Cornelius … Continue reading

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Aug 25 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Library & Museum

We returned to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library/Springwood complex in Hyde Park this morning to visit FDR's presidential musuem … our last of the National Park Services' 13 such presidential libaraies/musuems. Leaving the Visitor's Center we passed Franklin and Eleanor … Continue reading

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Aug 25 – Val-Kill (Eleanor Roosevelt’s Retreat)

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, a shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, matured into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the … Continue reading

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Aug 25 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Birthplace and Homestead (Springwood)

This morning we drove to John and Judi's condo in Port Ewen, NY overlooking the Hudson River before heading off to visit FDR's homestead, his presidential library and museum and Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt's retreat and later home after the death … Continue reading

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Aug 24 – Off on Another Adventure

We got an early start heading for Saugerties in the Catskill region of New York's Hudson River Valley, our first stop during which we will be visiting with many friends and family members as well as touring the FDR Library/Museum … Continue reading

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