Saturday, July 26, 2014

Amsterdam to Waterford

We traveled along the Mohawk River from Amsterdam to Waterford, NY., transiting the last nine locks on the Erie Canal. This part of the Erie Canal is beautiful and interesting and not at all "ditch-like" as the river winds it's way to the Hudson River.

Schenectady is the largest of the cities on this part of the river and home to General Electric. Opposite GE we passed this magnificent house peeking above the trees.

I couldn't resist trying to find out what it was. A Google search showed it to be a private residence. 15,118 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 8.5 baths on 12.5 acres.

The wall at the Waterford Harbor Visitors Center was very crowded, and while we found a spot, we had to use all 100 ft. of  cable to reach a shore power stanchion. Once settled in ,Maryann proved once again that good food is possible without a gourmet kitchen. Baked potatoes in an electric skillet and steak on the grill. Nice.

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