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America's Rhine: The Hudson River

America’s Rhine: The Hudson River

You’d never guess it walking along the West Side in Manhattan, but the cloudy, brackish waters of New York City’s famous Hudson River begins in the clear mountainous forests of the Adirondacks some 300 miles north.   These photos were taken near Newcomb, New York. The Hudson River starts about 10 miles north from this […]

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Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga, NY

Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga, NY

Lake George in the autumn. What can I say? Sheer glory! We traveled up the beautiful and scenic Route 9, in the heart of the eastern Adirondacks Park. We finally found Fort Ticonderoga, too. And even though the Fort was closed, we snuck in for a little quiet exploration and photo op. What an adventure!

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Fife and Drums of Yorktown at Fort Ticonderoga, NY

Fife and Drums of Yorktown at Fort Ticonderoga, NY

There are some absolutely terrific Revolutionary War reenactment videos on YouTube. Many of them are recorded by visitors to the event; some are “ok” but others are really, really good. I spent the better part of an evening enjoying the dozens of videos of all the wonderful events here in Upstate New York. I especially […]

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The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat

The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat

Has it really been thirty years?! The >Winter Olympics was held in Lake Placid, NY, in 1980. I was a little girl then but I remember the Olympics! It was broadcast on television; the ice skating and speed skating competitions were my favorite. Remember Eric Heiden?! And Scott Hamilton… and Robin Cousins from the UK? […]

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