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Old 09-14-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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Upstate New York trip.

We have returned to our home...Texas. We crossed the border at Texarkana and it was almost immediate that we realized just how bad the drought has affected our state. We drove through smoke on and off and saw several staging areas for the volunteers fighting the fires. Just a little more than a million acres and 1500+ homes have burned.


What a change! We spent almost 6 weeks in upstate New York (Adirondacks) where things were cool and green and even when we arrived in Connecticut where the signs of Ike were still evident things were wonderful. We parked the MH in some friends drive and spent a week riding the train to and from the city. What a great way to end our trip to the northeast.


We sent picture albums to our friends and more than once the response was “I can't believe New York state is that beautiful”.


Now...if we could just get some of that cool weather and rain to our state all would be well.


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The best part of the year in upstate NY is just starting. It is almost the beginning of "leaf peeper" season where the leaves are starting to turn to the bright yellows and reds.
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The Adirondacks are beautiful all times of the year.

Let's get together some time and compare notes.
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I have had the good fortune of Workamping for the last 5 months at a private estate on Rainbow Lake, NY in the Heart of the Adirondacks near Saranac Lake & Lake Placid. it has been one of the most beautiful summers living here, next to spending summers in Alaska. Lots to see and do all of the time. Went to museums, Canada, the Thousand Islands, Lake Champlain, private float plane tours, fishing, watched a pair of Loons mate, then have two babies, grow up and presently they are leaning to fly before they head south. Watched a pair of Mallards mate and had 8 babies in a nest very near to the main house. We had a pair of Bluebirds nest for the spring, lots of deer, fox and turkeys all over the place. Also had a Bald Eagle and an Osprey early in the spring. What better place to ride motorcycles than in the mountains.

The leaves are now in the process of turning and some have the most beautiful deep red colors while others are yellow and still more are rust color.

Unfortunately, we will be leaving next Wednesday to spend some time with family and friends in Rochester before heading south to Florida for the winter.

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We have lived in Arlington Texas and Upstate NY, Watertown area. Just got back to NC from visiting family in Watertown and then Lake Placid. Went through Texas in June on our way home from CA. It was sad to see the condition then.
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