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Monday, September 22, 2014

North! to Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp-Resort in North Hudson, New York

Our friends, Dave and Kathy, are camping at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp-Resort in North Hudson. We last met up in Quartzsite, Arizona last January,  There's so much to catch up on!  Dave and Kathy have been spending lots of time in Ontario, Canada this year and have information to share about camping in Provincial Campgrounds.  Eric and I collected brochures during our drive to Alaska for their upcoming trip to the far northwest,

Eric turns onto Maxon  Road
in Schenectady.

This empty gravel lot at the
end of Maxon Road was
the bars Eric took me to on
our first date on July 11, 1975.

We crossed the Mohawk
River and headed east.

In Clifton Park, Eric turns
onto the Northway.

There is very little autumn
color along this highway.

The majority of trees in this are are pine.

78 miles to Plattsburgh &
141 miles to Montreal, Canada

The red, autumn leaves finally
make their appearance.

Here's a stand of red
leafed trees.

We pass by Exit 26 for

Autumn yellows & reds
make their appearances.

We enter the

Eric turns onto Exit 29
for North Hudson.


Frontier Town remains

This popular western themed amusement park has been in need of new owners for decades.

We turn into Yogi Bear's
Jellystone Park-Resort.

Dave is taking a movie
of our arrival.

After Eric and I set up the motorhome, we will join Dave and Kathy for lunch.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Returning to Rotterdam, New York

Eric & I drive Interstate 88

Built 34 years ago, the
road has some rough

Sometimes Eric drives in the left lane, as the road is less worn in the passing lane.

I love the views from
this road.

Some farms abut the

Autumn colors are
starting to show.

I also like to take pictures
 of curving roads.

Rust colored leaves
catch my eye.

The road has a rhythmic,
rumbling feel.

The Exit 21 ramp for
Warnerville & Cobleskill
is picturesque.

A small section of road
has been repaved with
black top.

I like the scenic view of
tree-lined fields.

Interstate 88 ends at the
Thruway Interchange.

Eric takes the Exit 25 ramp.

Next stop.... Jerry's house.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lunch at The Blue Mingo Grill on Otsego Lake

After the Fenimore Art
Museum, it was off to
on Otsego Lake.

After turning off of New York Route 80, we drove past Sam Smith's Boat Yard to the restaurant.

We walk through the
Gift Shop. 

There's a lot to brows here.

I'll shop after lunch.

We will eat in the
bar area.

The bar

I chose the Leaping Horse

Eric chose Ommegang's

The conversation was great and I forgot to take a picture of my Lobster Roll.  That's a shame because it was delicious.... with a light citrus tang.  Eric and I should return for lunch so I can get a pic.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Visiting the Fenimore Museum in Cooperstown, New York

The Fenimore Art Museum
has wonderful collections.

Len Tantillo paintings fill
one of the galleries.

Len Tantillo, an Upstate New York native, is known for historically themed paintings base on extensive research.

Everyday details of life in
bustling Syracuse are on
display in Washington 
Street, 1933.

Tantillo's adept use of light
 is demonstrated in Horizon
of the Last Sailor.
River Sloop, is beautifully
detailed, as it sails toward
the horizon.

I was very excited to see
The Mabee Farm, c 1800.

Our family lived about three three miles from this farm & attended events regularly.

Untamed Spirits & Wild Companions:
Animals in American Indian Art
represents Native Americans'
reverence of the animal world.

A hide & pigments were used
to record a battle between
Lakota & Crow Indians.

from the Blackfeet Tribe
in Montana.

These masks from Alaska's Central
Yup'ik are used in ceremonial
dances to honor the animals'
spirits & a request that
animals be plentiful in the
upcoming year.

The gallery of American art is eclectic.

Song of Victory by John Scholl
integrates German Folk Art
with American Victorian Design.

"Temperance Victory" is a
beautiful example of
papercutting  (scherenschnitt)
practiced by German-Americans
in Pennsylvania.

Winter Scene by "Grandma
Moses" is a representation
of farm life in the depth
of winter.

Indian Maiden Cigar Store
Figure by Thomas Brooks

Carved Indians were used to
advertise tobacco shops
in Europe & America
into the early 1900s.

Night Game -Yankee Stadium

The perfect painting for
Cooperstown, the home of

introduced the world to 
frontier life in America.

A View of Otsego Lake from
 Apple Hill by Samuel Morse,
 the inventor of the telegraph.

The Cooper Family's
heirlooms - A Memento 
Screen with remembrances
of a trip to Europe, a portrait
of James Fenimore Cooper's
father, William & a slant 
top desk.

Eric and I love visiting the Fenimore Art Museum.  We reminisce as we revisit the permanent collections and eagerly explore the ever-changing exhibits.