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Rail Bikes in the Adirondacks

A Unique Experience

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Our final full day and we woke up to rain. I thought to myself, I will certainly not complain after 14 days of beautiful weather!! We did have one partially rainy day early on, but I don't count that cause we got to see the inside of the Vanderbilt Mansion that day. But Wynn assured me that the weather channel said it would stop and indeed it did and we only got a little wet on our rail bike ride. I am glad we took our slickers but we ended up only using them for a short while. We packed up the vehicle, went for a 3000 step walk downtown Old Forge and then went to our 11:00 ride. Here are the pics…I particularly liked the one of pine trees lining one side of the tracks and fall colors on the other side. It was a gray day so colors are more muted. Wynn kept laughing and saying how crazy this was. It was fun to try something new. We both thought we would not prefer recumbent bikes over regular…too hard on the lower back. But we were so glad we got to experience this.


And that will conclude our time in the Adirondacks. We are driving to Utica now to see the train station there and then will be heading to visit one of my favorite college roommates -The infamous Elaine Gregory! (The queen of Funny Christmas Cards. ) I will finish this blog post later tonight after we are tucked in for the night. I will add any pics along the way.

We arrived at the Hampton Inn Brockport, NY around 5pm. We didn’t see anything to write home about in Utica so Wynn drove and then I finished up the drive. We got everything unloaded and then headed to the Golden Eagle Diner across the road to meet up with Elaine. We stayed there until they closed the place down. It was such a fun visit telling stories of PE classes, family and of course Cedarville memories. We will definitely need to do this again. Meal was good and company was great. So thankful that it worked to get together!


So it is a shorter post today but a wonderful end to our traveling. Tomorrow we head for home with a stop at Thayne and Joy's home. Pastor Bodenmiller married Wynn and me over 41 years ago. But more than that they were our friends. We look forward to catching up with them in Westfield, NY before the last two hours home. We feel so blessed to be able to include visits with friends along with the beauty and time together that we had on this two week adventure. Good night! 💤

Posted by brendagerber07 01:54 Archived in USA

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