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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 5 June 2016

USA Day 8 Albany that wasn't!

Last night we stayed in a Holiday Inn with a beautiful pool but I was too tired to take advantage of it so the two of us were up with the lark and ready for a swim at 6.30am. I couldn't find my room entry card, then  neither of us could open the pool door. The receptionist was not too impressed as he had to leave the reception area to show us that we were trying to open  the wrong door! And the room card? Well I had packed that in my case last night which luckily I found before leaving the hotel. Very long drive today (515km) but we made a couple of stops to break up the tedium. I did try to take a few photos through the window without a great deal of success.
This house seems to have been abandoned long ago.

We made a stop at the Taughannock Falls, one of the highest waterfalls East of the Rockies.
















The  Falls have a drop of 66m (212ft)











Our next stop was at the Finger Lakes.


I had hoped to go kayaking on the lake but the centre wasn't open as it is still too early in the season.












So the second best activity was to join the others and do some wine tasting! There are many different wines made in this area so it made for an enjoyable after lunch event.

We still had a long drive to Albany which was a convenient place to stop on our way to Boston tomorrow but it was my least popular stop as it wasn't in the town of Albany. It was an out of town Comfort Inn with no restaurant so if you wanted a meal you had order a takeaway to be delivered. Not impressed at all.


16 comments:

  1. I would have felt the same. Not very impressive accommodations when you cannot even go out to eat! :-(

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  2. Very cute chipmunk noted. If the motel did have a restaurant, imagine what they could charge their captive market.

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  3. Nice to get in an early swim before your long drive. It looks like you passed through some lovely countryside.

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  4. Looks like a good, if long day, but shame about the food situation at the hotel.

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  5. Nice waterfall. Too bad you couldn't have stayed in town. I would be disappointed too. Hope the next day is better.

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  6. Wine tasting. I have never done that. Could be good on the list of 'to do things'.

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  7. During each round trip there is at least one not very special day !

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  8. That was a bad day indeed, tours have often remoted hotels far from a city. I have been in Albany too and they have an interesting history museum. Pity you were not able to visit.

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  9. Boo hiss that was disgusting to abandon you at a motel with no restaurant. Bad tour group. We have a wine tasting group here at our RV REsort and many of the people who winter here have a reunion in the Finger Lakes Region during the summer (people with summer homes closer to there than we are obviously). The wines they have brought back to share with our club here have been good usually. It looks like people are having fun.

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  10. That waterfall looks awesome. I went to college in a town very near Albany (Troy).

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  11. But still, tho no restaurant within, the trip was filled with some delights like the waterfall and the wine tasting!!

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  12. The looooooong waterfall is amazing! The house seems like a great location for a movie mystery.

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  13. Wow those pics of Niagra Falls were beautiful. Too bad about the hotel location. I too want to be in the city center when I am a tourist. Hopefully you will be in Boston.

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  14. Beautiful and scenic place. I like those water falls.

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  15. Oops not such a good day. Wine tasting would have been a good antidote.

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