Holiday Inn Johnstown - Gloversville
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Random Notes on the Road after days on the highway Some things I have noticed: There is a McDonalds, truly, everywhere. Bikers have a dress code and everyone strictly adheres. People will stop and stare- at accidents, cops giving tickets, someone changing a tire- and the back up will go for miles. This is a truism regardless of State. You can only …
... in Oct. 2012. We also met more first time Loopers, and caught up with the Lees on Estrellita.
The Spring AGLCA rendezvous took place in Norfolk at the Sheridan Hotel adjacent to Waterside Marina in downtown Norfolk. We always learn so much about the waterways during these events and it helps us plan our travels, since we aren't familiar with what lies ahead. While in Norfolk, we called a former Navy Reservist friend (John's former Commanding Officer) ...
... right through that area as a parallel by-pass to the river as the rapids on that section of the river were too rough to allow for navigation.
Further up the loop, as we were passing along Lake Sacandaga, we found a nice little restaurant right on the water, so decided it was time for lunch. We sat out on the deck and enjoyed a great view of the lake and the boats coming in and out of the marina. There was also a bachelor party going on ...
... to three blasts of their air horns. But this dock is nice and quiet as it is farther from the tracks.
I took a bike ride to explore a remnant of the original canal, Lock 33. Lock 33 was built in 1824, enlarged in 1840 and 1888, and abandoned in 1918.
Our canal companions invited us aboard to share a pot ...
Before leaving Canajoharie we did a walking tour. We started off at the Arkel Museum, donated of course by Mr. Arkel. During the civil war when cloth material was needed for the war effort, James Arkel invented paper bag and the machinery to make them. His brother Bartlett was a founder of the Beechnut Packing Company ...
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