Sunday, May 8, 2011

Traveling down memory lane

Yesterday Ed and I took a trip to Saratoga Springs, NY.  Our main goal was to go the new casino they have at the Harness track.  But before we headed to the casino, I wanted to go by the house where I spent the first 10 years of my life.


It was a small house, only 3 bedrooms and one bathroom.  My dad finished off the basement. The house is the same color it always was. I remember roller skating on the sidewalk, playing hopscotch, and playing red light green light in the yard.

The garage was not always there.  I remember when they put the slab in for it.  It made a great stage for us girls from the neighborhood to put on dance recitals and hula hoop contests.  Sad to say there are fences up now between the houses. There were none when I was young.  Guess that’s a sign of the times.

Our house was within walking distance of the back side of Saratoga’s Thoroughbred track and we always rented the house for the month of August.  My parents would make enough to pay their mortgage for almost 6 months.  I think I remember my mother telling me they paid about $6,000 for the house in 1952!! 

We didn’t have much luck at the casino and probably won’t be going back.  I do want to go back to Saratoga though for the races in August.  Hopefully, we will get a chance to do that.

I feel another trip coming, maybe to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream factory in Vermont.  I think we will take the ferry across to Vermont.  Maybe I can find the house we used to live in when we lived in Burlington!! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

ABCD Day May 1st, 1011

Back in April a friend of ours told us about ABCD - A Bloggers Centerline Day.  We were to go out on May 1st and take a picture of ourselves (or in my case had someone take it) on the centerline of any road we wanted.

So for ABCD - A Bloggers Centerline Day here is the picture I choose to have taken.

This picture was taken on County Route 11 in Bolton Landing, New York.  County Route 11 comes off Interstate 87.  This road will take you to Route 9N which runs from Lake George Village north to Ticonderoga New York.  Route 9N goes through the towns of Diamond Point, Bolton Landing and Hague before entering Ticonderoga. 

We are spending the summer up here working at a campsite along the Schroon River. I grew up in this area and when I heard about this day, I knew exactly the picture I wanted to take.  I have always loved this view of the lake.

Happy May Day!!