I spend a lot of time driving on the various highways up and down Upstate, NY. Going here and there on these endless strips of blacktop can be very daunting and boring for someone with such a short attention span. Yesterday was no exception, where I spent over 400 miles riding along Rt. 90. Still with about 60 miles to go until I reached my final destination, and with some time to spare, I got off the highway and took a nice scenic drive along the back roads of Rt. 5 heading east.
I started in St. Johnsville, home of the Famous Beardslee Castle. There are so many tales about this historic site being haunted but did you know that it’s also a fine dining restaurant with amazing food?
Next comes Nelliston where I bought my first car all on my own well over a decade ago.
Watch out for the horse and buggy
Passed the El Rancho Drive In Theater along the little town of Palatine Bridge
I can see the congested Thruway (Rt 90) on the other side of the beautiful Mohawk River asI glide smoothly by all the farms, towns and scenery. Knowing that I would have missed all of this if I didn’t take the time to slow down and take the road less traveled.
Along Fonda, I can see the Amtrak lines where I would take the train into NY. Remembering all those stops along the way
Now I can tell I’m getting close to Albany because it becomes progressively busier and more urban.
Amsterdam, Schenectady, the Albany and to the hotel for the evening.
I turned a very tense drive into a relaxing one. Window down, singing along with the radio. Nothing can beat it.