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Aug 28, 2012 - (en)Lightning Boldt

The weather finally turned cloudy and we had one planned activity to get in so we headed off to Boldt Castle on Heart Island. This was a planned castle for George Boldt's wife who unfortunately died before it was finished and he simply walked away from it. After falling to ruins the castle and grounds were taken over by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority who have been in a restoration project. What a FANTASTIC job they have done. The grounds are beautiful and much of the castle has been restored to the originally planned architectural...

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Aug 27, 2012 - We're all singers

Yesterday started out with the four of us going to a Catholic Mass in an outdoor Tabernacle. We had breakfast in a quaint restaurant in Fineview and went back to do some camper chores. The big event of the day was boarding the Uncle Sam boat in Alexandria Bay to the Singer Castle. None of us had ever been there so we took the one hour trip out to the castle on an absolutely beautiful Sunday afternoon. The Castle was very interesting with secret passages, a haunted picture and very castlesque. Another hour boat ride back to the docks where...

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Aug 26, 2012 - Five for Five

We had a great day yesterday in the Thousand Islands and the weather continued to cooperate with clear skies and temps in the upper 80's. First we went to the quaint little town of Fineview to walk around then on to Clayton NY to an indoor craft show held at the local ice arena (no ice yet). Don and Jeanne's friends Phil and Linda (dinner partners the night before) were vendors selling their hand made leather products. We walked around Clayton and stopped for lunch at Bella's right on the seaway. We had been there 6 years ago and the food...

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Aug 25, 2012 - Batting a thousand

We started our day in the Thousand Islands biking and hiking. We walked a beautiful trail along the St. Lawrence river and biking back to the camp. Shirley opted out of our trip into Alexandria Bay. We walked the shops and stopped on the boat dock and looked at the beautiful scenery. When we three returned Shirley was up and at it again. Don and Jeanne have friends who have a home in Clayton and we all went out to a fabulous dinner right on the water. Today more fun is planned in this wonderful playground. Enjoy the pics.

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Aug 24, 2012 - They're Baaack

We are in the Thousand Islands of NY State. Guess who our next door camping friends are? Wait for it............Don and Jeanne of course. It has been so long since we last saw them and it was good to reunite. They got in before us and already made new friends who invited all of us to dinner at their camp compound. They have a number of tents and a central cooking and eating area with a couple of canopies. We had a nice time sitting by the fire after dinner. Our trip took 5 hours but the day was beautiful as is the weather forecast for our 4...

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Jul 24, 2011 - Day 13: Thousand Islands

The morning began with the pitter-patter of rain on the camper. What a welcome sound! We made a pot of coffee before Nik came out to get us. Breakfast was at Konstantinou’s, a Greek restaurant that the Wowk’s enjoy. My Greek omelet was outstanding – home fries, toast, and coffee came with it. Nik gave us two coffee mugs with the name of the restaurant on them as a reminder of our visit. From there we headed east on 104 to I-81 N. By noon we were in Alexandria Bay. Securing tickets for the 12:30 cruise, we boarded for a tour of the Thousand...

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Sep 26, 2010 - Wellesley Island State Park

/// Sunday – September 26, 2010 Low Temperature: 56 degrees High Temperature: 64 degrees A travel day. Our route today took us north and around the Adirondack Mountains via the Military Turnpike (Rt190). Reportedly a scenic route but the first leg of today's trip was marked with fog and a light drizzle. Traffic was light. This route took us to our furthest point north for this summer. We stopped for lunch at a roadside rest area on Rt. 37, the Seaway Drive. The second half of today's trip was much brighter. We had to pay a toll of $5. to...

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