Hilton Garden Inn Albany / SUNY Area
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Lovely and comfortable after a long day on the bike
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Lovely sunny hot day and we head to the docks to find our bikes. A short taxi ride and we are there and inside this warehouse we are introduced back with our bikes. What a lovely sight. I guess we take about two hours getting our bikes and luggage sorted, then we hit the busy road so many huge lorries around the port area.
After fueling up we …
... The road winds through forested hills and the Fall foliage was just beginning to show its mettle. There are scenic lookouts at various spots and we sampled the Hairpin Turn and climbed to Whitcomb Summit (in the car, I might add). The scenery was stunning and we enjoyed a brief picnic in the warm sun. Then back into North Adams before climbing up to the highest point in Massachusets, Mt Greylock (almost 4000 ft up), with views ...
... murky, grey, dark clouds and a lot of surface water. The other notable feature of the day was the towns we passed through or by en route - Manchester, Liverpool, Rome, Syracuse, Waterloo, Utica and Troy to name but a few.
We did hop off for a dose of historical culture, however, at Johnson Hall, where a British settler, Sir William Johnson, forged relationships with the native Indians in the Mohawk Valley. ...
... to lock 2 on the Erie canal system. We had been to lock 35 when we were at Lockport several weeks ago. Back to the hotel buying some bread at Hannafords on the way home.
Made lunch in our room and had our very nice muffins for afters. Then Wes had a rest while I went to the exercise room. For the first time on our trip inclination and equipment came together. I enjoyed my 2.5 mile fast walk on the treadmill followed by my own workout with minimal equipment. Resorted ...
... Park. It boasts the only dam in North America made from marble.
At North Adams, we took out money from a drive through ATM. We have seen lots of these as well as drive through tellers and pharmacies. It makes sense when the snowy weather arrives.
We then headed south on the Mt Greylock scenic route. This little road took us through some lovely areas with the trees close in. No views from the scenic outlooks as we were in the clouds. Still the views of ...