Our two weeks in upstate NY is coming to a close as today we start our three-day trek home. We will spend the afternoon hiking to (even more!) waterfalls in Ithaca and Watkins Glen and then continue south into Pennsylvania to spend some time in Ricketts Glen State Park tomorrow. Tomorrow night we will stay near Frederick, MD, arriving home in time to watch Spain win the 2008 Euro Cup Final on Sunday afternoon. :)
It’s been an interesting two weeks to say the least. It only took me about two trips to learn the route to and from Hamilton College from our hotel and I haven’t used to GPS at all this week. Anyone that’s been to Utica knows that the streets are needlessly complicated, so this is a pretty amazing feat for me.
The folks at the Red Roof Inn have been wonderful and I would definitely recommend this property if you find yourself on the Thruway and need a place to stay for the night. It’s also the only place around that doesn’t charge extra for your pet, so they earn even more points with me.
Our trip to the Adirondacks last weekend was a little less “state park” and a little more “tourist attraction” than we were hoping for (stay tuned for a scathing review of our motel in Speculator), but we did manage to find some beautiful secluded areas and I have about 15 more waterfalls to add to our database. We wore pup out good and proper and she is currently surrounded by packed luggage wondering where in the world we are taking her this time.
I’m working on one more post for Barcelona, detailing the places where we ate, snacked, and drank. Then I can get started telling you guys about Cooperstown, the Adirondack waterfalls, and the six breweries we will have tried by the time we get home!