It looks s always good to be home again. This is my front door in October, I just love fall here.
The ride was along the Niagara River, flat, through some riverside parks and small neighborhoods. The Canadian Border was still closed, but I did take the Maid of the Mist boat ride to Horseshoe Falls. About 30 miles, and the next day I cycled to a motel near the Buffalo Airport and flew to Seattle in the morning. Had a lovely visit with my daughter and her family before taking the train home to Eugene, Oregon.
Cycling from Albany, New York to Buffalo! Through Utica, Syracuse. Rochester and many villages. About 375 miles. Fantastic, flat trail along the Erie Canal, mostly good weather, helpful people to deal with my flat tire. Enjoy a few of my photos along the way. Many thanks to the friendly people who helped with my flat tire! Cycling is fun, but it is always the people who make the best experience.
One highlight was spending a night at the beautiful Oneida Community Mansion House. From 1848 to 1880, it was a Christian commune, in their eyes. Yes, they produced the Oneida flatware.
My grandson, Theo, is at his first term and time away from home, at Worcester Polytechnical Institute. It was a great treat to get to see him and he showed me around campus. I cycled 40 miles from Pawtuckett, Rhode Island, to Worcester and stayed in an AirBnB because all the hotels were full for Parent Weekend.
October 1, my four month volunteer job at Prince William Forest Park ended and I took the train north to Providence, Rhode Island. Then I bicycled five miles to Pawtucket and spent the night.
My son Damon and his Ecuadorian wife Susana, came from Quito, Ecuador for a week. We visited Washington DC, the monuments, Washington Cathedral, the Smithsonian Art Gallery and enjoyed hiking and birding in Prince William Forest Park.
Spent the day exploring their living history museum. These are the original buildings, many built around 1745, pre-revolutionary war.