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Author Archive for Mrs. Mecomber

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 3

The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2, I told about Seward’s participation in the Underground Railroad, his early political career, and the assassination attempt on his life as a member of Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet. During the final decade of his life, Seward went on to defend Andrew Johnson’s shaky presidency after Lincoln’s death and continued to […]

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Review of Parkers Grille in Auburn, NY

Review of Parkers Grille in Auburn, NY

After our tour through the William H. Seward House on South Street in Auburn, the son and I ventured for a quick burger in a relaxing establishment. One of the young ladies at the Seward House recommended the Parkers Grille on Genesee Street. The place looked inviting, so in we went. We sat down at […]

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The Amazing Adirondack Scenic Railroad Adventure from Utica to Thendara

The Amazing Adirondack Scenic Railroad Adventure from Utica to Thendara

We have visited hundreds of places in New York State and all are terrific in their own way. But once in a while, you see or do something here that surpasses all others, something that goes beyond an excursion and enters the realm of a life-long memory in the making. Such is the Adirondack Scenic […]

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App Review: Racontours NYC Walking Audio Tour

App Review: Racontours NYC Walking Audio Tour

One of the best things I love about New York City is the rich, rich history. Whenever we visit, it is always to visit some historic site or learn more about some event or place. Unfortunately, the New York City atmosphere is not terribly historic. The hustle and bustle and constant change interfere and often […]

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