Thursday, May 26

Back in New York

Took a left turn today and just before I returned to New York State I made I quick stop in North Bennington, VT, because I saw this guy waiting for the train.

Restored train station, now city offices

 

Back on the road I headed to the Sarasota Battlefield National Historic Site, in New York. Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots’ hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world. The park has a very informative Visitors Center (movie and digital display of the battle) several hiking trails, and a nine mile self guided driving tour - interesting, and, as usual, I learned a lot.

Emplacement overlooking the Hudson River

 

On up the road I settled in for the night at Moreau Lake State Park, took a hike, and grilled a burger for dinner. Think it's time for an audible book, to finish out the day. Night.