We are nearing the end of our road trip and are having a fabulous time!
Here is summary of what we did yesterday….
Seneca Falls, New York
We visited the place where the Women’s Rights movement began in Seneca Falls, New York.
It is a national park and the tour and displays were very interesting. It is hard to believe that women didn’t have the right to vote 100 years ago.
In the nearby town of Auburn, NY – we visited the grave of Harriet Tubman.
Harriet was a former slave who founded the Underground Railroad and led many slaves to their freedom.
Shopping was then in order. The town of Skaneateles fit the bill perfectly. Unique shops and historical buildings lined the main street.
This store is a must see for any ‘francophile’.
Some of the stores backed out onto the lake.
In one of the many containers of flowers along the street, I saw these pansies. Look carefully, and you can see that their edges are ruffled. I haven’t seen this kind before. Have you?
In one of the shops I entered, I saw a ‘garden room’.
Needless to say, I headed straight for the back without looking at what was being sold in the front of the store.
They had one of my favorite gardening books “Carrots Love Tomatoes”. It is a must-have for those who want to grow vegetables.
It was 90 degrees, but the lake and countryside were beautiful.
We then traveled further to our next destination in upstate New York.
On the way, we traveled through many small towns and came upon a ice-cream stand.
I have discovered that ice-cream is hugely popular in the Northeast. Everywhere you go, there are independent ice-cream stands all over.
I also found out that putting sprinkles over vanilla ice cream is common. I tried it and loved it!
We have two more full days of our trip.
Next stop – Vermont!