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Sunday, July 24, 2016

North! To Saranac, New York

Eric and I left Jerry's house for the drive north to Saranac, New York, west of Plattsburgh.

 Everyone thinks we are going to Saranac Lake, which is better known across the state.
 That's why I tell people that we are going to Saranac, west of Plattsburgh.
Can you believe it? Both Saranac & Saranac Lake are on Route 3.

We follow NYS Route 50 North
through Scotia & Glenville.

will bring us to the

We drive through rural
Saratoga County.

I just had to share this picture
of a horse hanging out in a
 parking lot with a horse trailer
& a farm tractor.

Eric drives through a series of
roundabouts to the Exit 12
entrance ramp to the Northway.

Interstate 87 North saves drivers
hours of driving time from

This stretch of road reminds me
many other states: Pennsylvania,
West Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas,
Missouri.... & more.

Entering the Adirondack Park.

Union College, in Schenectady, New York, has a long history with the Adirondack region.   Joel T. Headley, Class of 1839 wrote a book about the Adirondack Mountains and its forests.  William F. Fox, Class of 1860, worked to preserve the region's timber resources for future generations.  Edward E. Hale, Jr., Head of the English Department was a founding member of the Adirondack Mountain Club.  

I like taking pictures of
the mountains as we 
drive north.

Fort Ticonderoga is one of my
favorite historic sites in
New York.

We catch a glimpse of one of
the Adirondacks' many 
mountain lakes.

A construction job...

A new bridge is being

Farms can be seen along this
major north/south corridor.

Poke-O-Moonshine, near
Keeseville, is a popular
climbing spot.

Here's our exit (sortie, en francais
for our Canadian neighbors)
Number 37 NYS Route 3

Eric turns onto NYS 374 West,
the Military Bypass.

My favorite excavator,
the Gradall.

It's shovel is hydraulically

Here we are...

The Town of Saranac

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