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Travel Blogs from Albany
- Athens...The Greeks...The Philosopher's...The Acropolis!!!!
We got up early, had breakfast and met our tour guide in the hotel lobby...George is his name, works for Niko and we got a four hour tour of Athens...Great way to go!
George gave us a quick lowdown of the history of Greece, Athens and then the Acropolis. He had books, pictures and his tablet to fill in the holes and then he shoved us out the door of the tour ...
... Suite!!! Our own pool, patio, sitting room, two bathrooms and the most and best view of the Acropolis!!!!
We pinched ourselves and then sat on the patio admiring the view of the Acropolis with our feet in the pool...a little cold but a pool!!! Later we had an early dinner at a tavern a few blocks away...very Greek...have I mentioned that we love Greek food? Then we walked to the Parliament Building and took the long way back ...
... sign is red - just like all the other signs in this town. As we drive through New Jersey in to New York, traffic moves right along. Only a couple slow downs for construction or Governor Christie "traffic studies". I do have to say that New Jersey has worse pot holes than Spokane. Granted they had a heavy snow winter but some places the pot holes were more than holes, they were craters or ruts running for several yards each. As we headed north we passed through ...
... by much of history. In later life (after his wife had died after developing pneumonia while watching the man who defeated him, Franklin Pierce, take the oath of office...and his subsequent remarriage) he became involved with animals, starting the first SPCA chapter in Buffalo, NY.
His gravesite is in Forest Lawn Cemetery, a sprawling cemetery which seems like it has a million graves. His grave is pretty commonplace. It's fenced in ...
... battlefield area, the historic park includes two additional sites I stopped at – the Schuyler House, home of American Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler, and the Saratoga Monument which commemorates the American victory in the ...
Other places to stay in Albany
1614 Central Avenue/Rt. 5, Albany | 3 star motelfrom $59
1630 Central Avenue, Albany | 1 star motelfrom $62
1579 Central Avenue, Albany | 1 star motelfrom $49
100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany | 1 star motelfrom $60
1384 Central Ave., Albany | Motelfrom $59
1600 Central Ave, Albany | 1 star motelfrom $63
1927 Central Ave., Albany | Motel$93 average
1907 Central Ave., Albany | Motelfrom $61