Travel Blogs from Schenectady, United States

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The girls first taste of Walmart, Schenectady County, United States travel blog

The girls first taste of Walmart

A travel blog entry by dave-paula

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Another day of a little bit of a sleep in which has been great. Jack, Lucy and Ellie all had school today so after breakfast and they were at school we did a bit of shopping at Walmart and Target. The girls absolutely loved Walmart, their sports gear is ...

Our last day in Nisky, Schenectady County, United States travel blog

Our last day in Nisky

A travel blog entry by dave-paula

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Our day started with getting all our stuff together and packing all our suitcases and doing quite a bit of swapping between bags so that we could get all the bags under the baggage allowance - can't believe we have filled a spare suitcase already but I ...

Snowshoeing, Schenectady County, United States travel blog

Snowshoeing

A travel blog entry by dave-paula

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What a magnificent way to wake up, to snow covered ground and the snow still falling, absolutely magical. For as long as we have been planning this trip, the girls have said if it snowed in Niskayuna while we were here they would get out in their ...

Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Schenectady County, United States travel blog

Christmas Day and Boxing Day

A travel blog entry by dave-paula

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How glorious it was to wake up in Christmas Day not already in sweat from the heat and we got to wear jumpers!! It was good to see that our house isn't the only house covered in wrapping paper in Christmas morning, it truly shows everyone is having a ...

Christmas Eve, Schenectady County, United States travel blog

Christmas Eve

A travel blog entry by dave-paula

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Today was a rest day, probably what was needed as we have been on the go since we finished work 2 weeks ago. We tidied up our bags so it isn't such a big job to do next Tuesday getting ready for our flight to Nashville early Wednesday morning. ...

Our first ever ice hockey game, Schenectady County, United States travel blog

Our first ever ice hockey game

A travel blog entry by dave-paula

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... of what we can take home, I know I would be taking home a whole new wardrobe! I said to Cath that if I lived in the states I would be in the latest fashion all the time as everything is so darn cheap! Bryd has been looking for a pair of white converse ...

Day 24 - Relax at friend's house near Albany, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Day 24 - Relax at friend's house near Albany

A travel blog entry by joergw

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We are on our way from Boston to Niagara Falls together with Gerd's family. We are lucky, we can stay at Gerd's relative's house near Albany which has space for all of us. As our target is to get to Niagara in the evening, we have some time to relax: ...

Visiting Ruth's Parents (cont.), Schenectady, United States travel blog

Visiting Ruth's Parents (cont.)

A travel blog entry by bushaw

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Today Ruth, Mary, and I went out for a kayak and canoe trip on Round Lake (near the town of... Round Lake). We followed the edge of the lake around to the opposite side and then we paddled down the Anthony Kill (a stream that runs out of the lake and ...

Visiting Ruth's Parents, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Visiting Ruth's Parents

A travel blog entry by bushaw

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... "normal" hot dog I've ever had. The special meat sauce is what set these hot dogs apart. We walked around Schenectady's Stockade District, a neighborhood of pre-Revolutionary War homes (most in fine condition and still lived in); at least one from before ...

Visiting Ruth's Parents (cont.), Schenectady, United States travel blog

Visiting Ruth's Parents (cont.)

A travel blog entry by bushaw

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... left it for Ruth's parents. We decided to go out and try a sit-down restaurant (several possibilities) in or near downtown Schenectady. On the way down, we decided to try Tara Kitchen, a Moroccan restaurant we saw yesterday near the Stockade District. We ...

Visiting Ruth's Parents (cont.), Schenectady, United States travel blog

Visiting Ruth's Parents (cont.)

A travel blog entry by bushaw

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We stayed close to their house today. Ruth and her Mom & Dad went over to Mary's to visit for a while. I stayed back and did some pruning in the yard that Ruth's Mom had asked for my help with. They had lunch at Panera's on the way home; I fixed ...

Visiting Ruth's Parents (cont.), Schenectady, United States travel blog

Visiting Ruth's Parents (cont.)

A travel blog entry by bushaw

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Apparently yesterday's kayaking/canoeing wasn't enough for any of us (or we weren't sore enough yet!) so we decided to do some more today! ...a little more ambitious, this time. After consulting Mary's books and maps at her house, we decided to take on a ...

More locks and the Mohawk River, Schenectady, United States travel blog

More locks and the Mohawk River

A travel blog entry by shekoust

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... of these bridges much less giving.     We arrived at our stopping point for the evening and ended up at the Schenectady Yacht Club.  Well, that sounds impressive, but honestly it was nothing more than an old wooden dock with a few buildings ...

Bye to Grand Cayman and Warm Sunshine, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Bye to Grand Cayman and Warm Sunshine

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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Kara beat me up today - I mean, she was up and working, organizing, etc., long before I woke up at 8 am.  We decided on strategy and went down for breakfast for the last time at Comfort Suites.  Today I had the last partial serving of eggs ...

Long Journey Home, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Long Journey Home

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... at the last door of the international terminal when he ran out of airlines but we walked back until we got to Swiss Air, a United partner, for our flight to Zurich.  We did manage to get through security without too much hassle.  I did have to ...

Closer to Home after a not so restful night, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Closer to Home after a not so restful night

A travel blog entry by dmarek

It's around 7 am and I have been kind of awake since 1:30 am when I woke up at the Yerevan airport.  I found a nice little spot there behind the restaurant/cafe counter where they had two love seats facing one another and two little tables between ...

Homeward Bound, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Homeward Bound

A travel blog entry by dmarek

... he said I shouldn't say I want to go to Schenectady, but then when we got to my house, he must have figured it really was Schenectady.  He brought my bags up to the door, told me I should replace my light bulb (I told him it was an electrical wiring ...

Fall Day too Gorgeous to Stay Indoors, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Fall Day too Gorgeous to Stay Indoors

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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Today is a day too beautiful to waste, but unfortunately I stayed up way too late last night and consequently woke up horribly late.  I managed to eat breakfast & shower before driving to SCCC to meet my former co-workers for a lunch at the ...

Brenda;s Last Day - Animal Sanctuary, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Brenda;s Last Day - Animal Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... Brenda to let me drop my bike off to be fixed/tuned at the new bike shop I found.  We drove to downtown Schenectady to do that and then we headed for the Animal Sanctuary.  Even thought it is called the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary (like other ...

The last leg:  Tokyo to Schenectady NY,  schenectady, United States travel blog

The last leg: Tokyo to Schenectady NY

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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Tokyo to Schenectady NY  I have gotten confused as to what day it is in actuality because I crossed the International date line during my flight from Tokyo to Washington DC Dulles.  So I woke up around 5 am Tokyo time - a hour or so before ...

Starting out for Greece, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Starting out for Greece

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... between fidgeting in my seat. I am not sure exactly when I remembered being awake after a not-so-comfortable night flying with United.  It was still early and some time before our breakfast treat.  It wasn't so bad - a croissant and coffee ...

Homeward Journey Starts before 2 am, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Homeward Journey Starts before 2 am

A travel blog entry by dmarek

... man was very patient and entered my frequent flyer number twice - because he put the wrong number in first - for American instead of United.  I went back to the gate line and was turned back again to get my receipt for the $25 departure fee that I ...

GE Realty Plot House and Garden Tour - 2013, Schenectady, United States travel blog

GE Realty Plot House and Garden Tour - 2013

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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Originally this was to be a Red Rock Girls Outing, but it turned out that only three of us were going:  Vesna, Marleen and I.  Just before the event, Marleen hurt her back so then there were only two of us.  I hope I speak for Vesna too, ...

Home Again, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Home Again

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... asked the desk clerk if he knew what terminal I should go to and he said Terminal 1....and he was right. At Frankfurt airport I found United and noticed the premium check-in line was shorter so I went to stand there but didn't really know if I was silver, ...

Little Ride around Town, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Little Ride around Town

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... ; After I crossed rt 7, I traveled on Rosendale Road, which is quite pleasant as well. At the Lock, I headed west toward Schenectady, expecting to reach the Rexford Aqueduct next.  I forgot about the Town Park/Landfill with its big uphill.  That ...

The Long Starting Day, Schenectady, United States travel blog

The Long Starting Day

A travel blog entry by dmarek

Not much to say so far.  I got through security and will fly to Chicago before going on to Brussels where I will meet Juliet.  Then we go on to Kigali.  It is supposed to be very beautiful...I am anxious to be on my way! I tried to get my ...

Sketchy Schenectady, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Sketchy Schenectady

A travel blog entry by ameranth

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... was no end and no place to set up camp for the night, so Anna and I just kept walking and walking until we stumbled into Schenectady.  Asked a few people if they knew of a place to stay for the night and ended up in a very creepy Days Inn.  ...

Goodbye to Reykjavik, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Goodbye to Reykjavik

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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I discovered why it is that I sleep so long....I'm used to waking up 5 hours later....in the light.  So I got up around 9:30 which didn't really leave enough time to pack without being frenzied, go to the spa and have a buffet lunch, so I skipped ...

Airports, Airports, and Home Sweet Home, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Airports, Airports, and Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by dmarek

Around 7 am, I went to get my boarding passes.  It went OK except the questioning seemed much longer and more involved than usual.  And they didn't have any lost luggage forms available.  We searched for some food because I was craving ...

Short Bike Ride to Start the Season, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Short Bike Ride to Start the Season

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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This was my second bike ride this summer - I am slacking.  I went from Schenectady County Community College past Lock 7 and the Kiwanis Park and then crossed Rt 5-S and rode on the bike path built on the canal tow path.  This is a favorite part ...

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