Upstate New York, and Vermont

Paul and Nancy's Home, built 1780We spent a few days of relaxation at our friends Paul and Nancy’s  home in Coeymans Hollow, NY. In amazement we were actually entering a home that was built more than 200 years ago. The decor matched the era it was built in. Paul  and Nancy are quite the historian. They restored this home back to it’s original beauty. Many homes in the area have plaques revealing the history of those homes, including theirs.

Our friends took us for 250 miles up to Albany, the State Capital, Lake George – located at edge of the Adirondack Mountains. We visited Saratoga Springs, home of the Saratoga Harness track – village was decorated with different Colored horses. Saratoga is also home of the National Cemetery for servicemen.  West to Wells and through other small Adirondack villages. Then south through the Schoharie Valley – flat valley farms into the village of Schoharie which has an old Fort and cemetery. We ended our trip with a wonderful dinner at the Boat House in New Baltimore on the Hudson River near their home.
 
Dining with Paul and NancyNancy had also cooked a wonderful dinner for us on the first evening and the next morning a breakfast fit for a king. We will never forget the hospitality our friends have extended to us.
 
Driving to our next destination we were curious of this little town of Quechee, Vermont. We stumbled onto an area that was very upscale – dating back again to the 17 hundreds. This large house was the famous "Simon Pearce" glassware. It had a Restaurant, a glass blowing shop downstairs, ceramic factory and upstairs a large loom where they created beautiful table runners and carpets.
 
Ben and Jerry Factory TourWe left the next morning and drove about 60 miles to tour the famous and best ice cream factory "Ben and Jerry’s", while on our way to our next destination – St. Johnsbury, VT.
 
The weather was cooperating 100%, even though the weather radio announced thunderstorms and rain. We didn’t get any of that except one evening.
 
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