Saturday, May 23, 2020
Here I am at the Erie Canal Park in Camillus, a great place to stop for its outdoor exhibits and proximity to the restored aqueduct. Park info: http://www.eriecanalcamillus.com/
Potential tourists to our area are asking me about our slow, weekly trek along different parts of the Old Erie Canal so they can plan their trip. Since we only want to walk about two to four miles a day, at most we go a few miles out then return to our car. Therefore, we are concerned about nearby parking and if we will find benches for resting and port-o-johns along the way. For more information on the Erie Canal and how to plan to bicycle/walk the trail, see this interactive map: https://www.ptny.org/cycle-the-erie-canal/trail-map
Soon, I will post images and comments highlighting the following. In regard to the Erie Canal Park in Camillus, we found:
Parking: Available at the museum.
Bathrooms: None when we were there because the museum was closed.
Benches: Plenty along our trek heading east and west.
Restaurants: None in walking distance.
Lodging: None in walking distance.
Map of Erie Canal Park in Camillus section:
To get you in the mood the traverse the Erie Canal, hear the following classic Erie Canal song New York children learn in elementary school about a driver and his mule named Sal. I love the vintage postcards and unique movements used in this version: https://youtu.be/gIIM1mHfJ0U
Friday, May 22, 2020
Why is the Erie Canal Interesting?
The Erie Canal Changed the Course of America History!
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Quick links for free "Look Inside" and purchasing followed by images and descriptions:
- Mystic Seafarer's Trail: One woman's quest for high seas adventure, easy fame, and a place to call home. A sedentary writer embarks on a long, winter voyage with a blind sailor. Includes secrets behind Amelia Earhart's Noank wedding.
- Anything But a Dog! The perfect pet for a girl with congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus)--The true story of a homeless old dog and the little girl who needed him
- Shays' Rebellion: The Hanging of Co-Leader Captain Henry Gale--dramatic events leading up to the noose around his neck.
- Ride a Horse, Not an Elevator (children's novel)-- A chubby city girl leaves the elevators and bullies of her apartment complex for her grandparents’ farm. Facing her fear of horses and outhouses, she finds a skinny friend who likes her just the way she is.
- Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife--True Civil War love letters reveal war's ever-present threat of death, scandals and infidelities. Includes the court-marshaling of a cow.
- Surviving Loss: The Woodcutter's Tale-- a tender fairytale for all ages about the process of healing after the death of a loved one. (A free e-book at: Surviving Loss: The Woodcutter's Tale)
- Lisa's Guide for Writers (How to get published--even if you're not thin and famous!)
- Mystic: Images of Modern America
- Once Upon a Placemat: A Table Setting Tale
- After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child--the bittersweet human condition of love and loss is examined in this collection of 18 famous (and infamous) figures. Anyone who loves a romantic history lesson will be intrigued by this book.
Jpeg images of all book covers (includes ISBNs, publishing dates, etc).