Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Adirondack Walkabout through Keene, Keene Valley, and St. Hubert's New York

Here we are in Keene Valley. I did not know until today that Keene and Keene Valley were two separate towns. I had not been there for many years.
 
                      We had to stop in here and get the best scones around but when we went to pay, they would only take cards. Luckily, I had mine with me. 


Here I am in front of a really cool building right after it stopped pouring down rain. Oh well, rain is
fair game fpr walkabouts. We have rain gear just for that sort of thing.

We did not go in this place, but I liked the sign so I snapped a picture.

We are at the East Branch of the Ausable River. The way the river flows here reminded Venita and I
of Scotland and the River Dee.




This building was so unique!

Do we have a post office here open on Sunday???

Here we are in Keene where you can get a flu shot and your mail all at the same time.

This is the Keene Community Center that looks like it was maybe a school at one time.

Venita in the rain with her famous yellow rain jacket she wore on our numerous walkabouts
 in the highlands of Scotland.

These people are very patriotic. This store is filled with Adirondacky items!




This is the Ausable Club, in St Huberts and the clubhouse of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve formed in 1887 by George Neilson to save the lands around Beede's Hotel from the lumber industry.St Huberts is a hamlet within Keene.

                 Good bye Keenites and St. Hubertites. Thank you for a wonderful walkabout!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Horican, Brant Lake, Adirondack Walkabout

Hello and welcome back to my walkabout blog. My sister and I are walking the towns and hamlets of the Adirondack Park. Today we saw some beautiful country.



We went into the Horicon Welcome Center, Community Center and Library. It is a beautiful building with very friendly staff.



Wow! I was surprised at the size of their museum. How awesome! It was built with the cooperation of the town and the historical society and is open many days in the summer and some in the winter.

Here I am standing in front of the Brant Lake monument of the 150 year anniversary.




Our heroes wander through these rooms--the Horicon Fire Department

My sister adorning the historical spot where the pioneers once walked.

Looking down Brant Lake from the bridge that was being repaired.

The General Store in Adirondack where we met Maureen Diaz. She and her husband, Robert, own the store. Inside is everything including a restaurant with tables. It has been here since 1855 and Venita and I vowed to come back for lunch.Maureen was so informative and friendly, we stayed talking for quite some time.

From the store we wandered down a road surrounded by water and boats looking for the Adirondack Museum. We had met a  man in Horicon who told us that the town and the historical society had raised funds to open a museum in Adirondack and they were doing some work on it. He was on his way to it and we decided to walk to the building.;however, about two miles into it, the sun began to torture us so we had to turn back. What a wonderful day we had, and how blessed we are to have such beauty in so many places all around us. Thank you Horicon, Brant Lake, and Adirondack. We will remember you!