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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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Dinner Time, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Dinner Time

A travel blog entry by vjlarson

After playing a couple of games of Mahjong on the computer, it was 7:30pm and time for dinner. The dining car was busy!  Many of the passengers from the New York leg had already eaten so they were out of the sirloin steak. Other choices were ...

Hitting the shops, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Hitting the shops

A travel blog entry by dave-paula

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Cath took us to the local shopping mall which has the biggest bookstore we have ever seen! Lots to look at in there, from books, tablets, computer games, DVDs, CDs and gifts. In the mall there were heaps of other shops also, all different from ...

On the road- end of day 2, Schenectady, United States travel blog

On the road- end of day 2

A travel blog entry by garrettwalsh

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Bike Day 2; 06/07/2011 It is 11:00p.m., and my dad and I  about to go to sleep. We are staying here in New York, and are prepared for our bike trip tomorrow. We have scoped out the area, and will have to ride about 75 mi tomorrow. Today has been a long ...

Ny Day 16, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Ny Day 16

A travel blog entry by bradmoening

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Today was fast and long. We had two major climbs, which surprisingly were finished by 1:00. We rode tail winds into Rotterdam, 20 miles from Albany, 120 miles from Sleepy Hollow. We are in Arrowhead RV campground, after finishing 109 miles ...

Dave's Birthday - Niskayuna 2013, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Dave's Birthday - Niskayuna 2013

A travel blog entry by dave-paula

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What an absolutely brilliant day, full of fun, laughter and adventure, all thanks to our wonderful hosts, Cathy, Michael, Jack, Lucy and Ellie! We woke up to find that Cathy and Michael had decorated the sun room with birthday decorations for Dave's ...

The Long Haul Home, Schenectady, United States travel blog

The Long Haul Home

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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I didn't have much time my last day in Valletta, but I did have a chance to walk around the area of my hotel - the British Hotel - and check out the lower Barrakka Garden.  While I was there, a number of men started running around with cameras and ...

Shortish Sunday Ride - Old State Road Loop, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Shortish Sunday Ride - Old State Road Loop

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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I had wanted to do a 20 mile bike ride today since it is forecast to rain Monday and Tuesday and then I fly to Portland.  I have to get ready for my 30 mile Pedal to Pedal bike ride with Brenda. I debated where to go and then Kara suggested that I ...

Girls' Night!, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Girls' Night!

A travel blog entry by ericalee

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I think we might all be going a little crazy.  Please look what Erin did to herself! Tonight all of us girls had a little 'girl time' in the hotel room!  We ate, drank, talked, and just goofed off.  What am I gonna do without all ...

Day 4, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by glenjlittle

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... I couldnt keep up with Paul & Rob who not only had pancakes but sausages eggs & home fries! After breakfast we set off for Schenectady again armed with my iPad and films. When we arrived we all decided to take a look at the area but ended up in a ...

Niagara!, Schenectady, United States travel blog

Niagara!

A travel blog entry by renee.harbig

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... start late here in Eastern time. I spent the evening pouring over maps and websites trying to map out our tour of the New England States. There is sooo much to see and do and we don't want to miss a thing!!! Tomorrow we will wake up and decide ...

First Erie Canal locks, Schenectady, United States travel blog

First Erie Canal locks

A travel blog entry by mgsaulis

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After leaving Troy NY the Mutual Fun went through the first 8 locks on the Erie ...

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