Thursday, May 31, 2012
We headed back to Oneonta, debating a bit about whether or not we wanted to do anything more. Leslie asked me if I wanted to do one of her historical walking tours. She has been working on putting together short pamphlets that have pictures and descriptions of historical walks in Oneonta. This sounded great, so we went to her house so she could print out the materials.
We picked up sandwiches at Foti's and started out on the "walk" which really turned into a driving tour with brief walks at various places. Our first stop was at the Stella Luna, an old train depot which is now a restaurant. We stepped inside and the owner was gracious enough to show us around a bit, pointing out the items which are original (mainly the walls and parts of the ceiling). He has been unable to locate any pictures of the inside of the depot.
We continued on our way, stopping to eat our sandwiches in Neahwa Park. We went to several of the monuments in Neahwa (which was originally known as Neahwah) and then we parked at Stewarts on Main Street, and talked about the sites that formerly were on that site.
We walked down under the viaduct and explored for a few minutes before continuing onto more historical stuff. I thoroughly enjoyed this outing. After picking up some milk at WalGreens, I came home and took a nap and then met Carol K. at Christ Church in Gilbertsville for their monthly community dinner.
Monday, May 21, 2012
I did not turn on my navigation system, I tried to rely on my memory of my last drive to S. Kortright, which was a mistake, since I really did not remember well! Anyways, we arrived at the Bibliobarn around 11:00 a.m.
We quickly went through my books and H.L. found several which he purchased and I donated the rest to the "dime shack".
Once again H.L. had a few stories to tell including one about how his wife Linda learned to use a pistol after someone broke into their place down south, and when she was attacked, she had an opportunity to use it. He also told about how they were on a vacation driving up to New England to look for a place to relocate and their car broke down in this area, and they fell in love with it and decided to relocate to the S. Kortright area.
After leaving the Bibliobarn, we drove around and explored a bit. We went to Sackrider Cemetery (where we ate the lunch I had packed) and then we found another old schoolhouse on Betty Brook Road. We saw an interesting private residence that appeared to have been an old, small mill. We were going to go to Stamford to look at the old hotels, but it started to rain, so we decided to head back to Oneonta. Along the way, we stopped to see this old train depot in Davenport
Friday, May 18, 2012
Our first stop was at CEMETERY WITHOUT A NAME just outside of Garrattsville, New York. This is my geocache, but Leslie had never found it. The cemetery does have a name, though, and it is Glendhill Cemetery, but I did not know that when I first hid the cache, because there is not a sign.
Along the way, between caches we just happened to find another two very old cemeteries, which we stopped to explore. My favorite one today is this one:
Not too much further along the way we came to another old cemetery, which was somewhat more maintained than the Quaker Cemetery. Here is the sign for it:
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Unfortunately, when I got my camera out to take my first picture of Carol grooming Mystique, I realized that my memory card was falling apart, and I would not be able to take pictures. While Carol finished groomng, I ran up to New Berlin, hoping that the drugstore had memory cards, but they didn't. It was interesting watching Howard work on Mystique and another hourses hooves. Also, the "horse dentist" was there, and I got to watch him work on Lois's horse for a minute or two.
I used Carol's camera and took several videos and lots of pictures. Here is one: Then she and I met up in New Berlin at
Then we decided to go geocaching (I just happened to have info. with me) and headed out of New Berlin to go to MILLBROOK PARK to find GONE FISHING, which we had looked for unsuccessfully almost four years ago, but we got sidetracked before we got there. . On the way there, we decided to look for a small nursery that Carol went to last year. We did find a nursery, where Carol bought some tomato plants. The owners have a 1929 Ford Model A Touring Car (three window), that they recently purchased. I asked if I could pay them to take me for a ride and was told that they will do it for free sometime when the nursery is not open! It turned out that this was NOT the nursery we were looking for. But , we have their phone number of the owners and hope to call them sometime about taking a ride in the Model A. .
We also stopped at a small winery, but nobody answered the door. Also, we stopped at an Amish farm/sawmill. Carol asked about purchasing some fence posts, but the Amish guy was not really interested in doing business since he has to start planting corn in a day or two. Then it was on to the park where GONE FISHING is hidden. This time we found it quickly and easily. Carol said "its too easy."
We thought about looking for another cache, but decided against it. Carol wanted to try to find another Amish sawmill, so we headed for Parker Road. We saw a few definitely Amish farms and passed one horse and buggy, and a few places looked as if they might sell lumber, but they did not appear to be doing business. We went to an Amish home that Carol purchased baked goods at a while back, but nobody was home. We also went to the feed store in New Berlin so Carol could find out more information about an upcoming pulled pork dinner.
It was a great, and somewhat tiring day!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I asked Terry where she wanted to eat and she said that someone told her that a new place opened up on Route 7 between Sidney and Bainbridge. So, we looked for it, but did not see anything. We decided to eat at the JERICHO INN, but when we got to Bainbridge, we saw that it was closed and for sale. We decided to eat at Rosa's.
We had a great meal! As usual, I brought most of my food home with me. I had eggplant parmigana with spaghetti. After that we went to PINE RIDGE GROCERY (better known as the Mennonite Store), and I purchased several items. Then we went to the FROGPOND, where I purchased tomatoes, parsnips and peppers.
When we got back into my car, I looked at the map and told Terry that I was trying to figure out a different route back. She said she knew a route, so I had her navigate. It turned out to be nice back roads, coming out by the old foot bridge in Wells Bridge. It was a nice afternoon.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
We headed down 205 to Airport Road and attempted to find a cemetery from the map. NO LUCK. Then we headed to Mt. Vision and tried for another cemetery or two. NO LUCK. We didn't want to be late for Softball's spring event at Neahwa Park in Oneonta, so we quit looking for cemeteries and headed to Brooks house of BBQ so we could pick up our lunch. Leslie treated me to a checken dinner and a piece of pie, which we took to Neahwa Park with us.
This is a picture of the LOG for the event!
Then Leslie and I headed out to continue our search for a small, old cemetery. This time we headed towards Gilbert Lake, were we continued to use the map and continued to have NO LUCK! We did eventually find a very small family plot on Potato Farm Road (at the location of the replica of Stonehenge), but it was not a suitable place to hide a geocache, but I did take a few pictures. Here is one:
Further searching in the Town of Laurens continued to be disappointing. The strangest thing was that the map shows an absolutely HUGE cemetery right on Brewster Hill Road, but we could not find any trace of it. So once again it was NO LUCK!!!
Before heading back to the convenience store in Laurens to get Leslie's car, we stopped at KNAPP PARK in Laurens to eat our strawberry-rhubarb pie, which was very good! It was neat to see this dove protecting her nest in the rafters of the gazebo. We were successful in finding the nano geocache hidden in the little park.
It was a great day in spite of our inability to achieve our goal! My full set of pictures taken today are here:
Friday, May 11, 2012
I have wanted to try the pizza at THE DEPOT for a long time, so today when Connie suggested we meet up for lunch there, I jumped at the opportunity. I left early and ran a few errands befor meeting hre there at one p.m.
I ordered a pepperoni pizza and Connie ordered a reuben sandwich. The pizza fell somewhere between two opinions that I had gotten ahead of time: 1. That it was awful, and 2. that it was like pizza heaven. It was pretty good but certainly not sensational. Connie did not enjoy her sandwich, she said the meat tasted "off."
After leaving the Depot, we went to New York Salvage and looked around and then we went to FOXCARE and walked for a while, stopping to look at the art displays set up by area students.
It was a nice afternoon.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Eleven of us (Mary, Geneen, Eileen, Carol, Kim D., myself, Vera, Kiehle, Jaycee, Jaclyn and Kim met up at Brooks House of BBQ and we had a great lunch! I had the sampler platter, and brought most of it home with me. After lunch, we went into the gift shop. This old truck is parked outside of the shop, it was once owned by Frank Sinatra!!!