I was up early and out the door, breakfast at the Econo Lodge was not very good. So I ate some in the room. I had brought the remaining steak back with me and put it into the refrigerator, so I warmed that in the microwave and it was good.
My goal today was Johnstown, New York and the Mohawk Valley. Yup, I am on the trail of Loyalists again…
My route was I-87 south through the Adirondack Park. Unfortunately it was very foggy and thick with the stuff. So I was not going to get much in photographs. As I entered the park on the highway I did get some vistas of the Adirondacks to both sides of me and it was very beautiful including the fog in the valleys and sunlight on the hills. The colors of fall were slowly showing themselves but it was not at its peak just yet…!
Tourist information can be found here http://visitadirondacks.com/ and this link describes the height of the mountains in this group: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adirondack_Mountains My sister-in-law will not be impressed after having climbed Mt. Rainier, giggle!
To my surprise many of the rest stops were closed except the one with the bear weathervane.
I am a bit of a Rachel Ray fan and so I decided to stop in Warrensburg to visit Oscar’s Smokehouse which she featured on her TV show. Oscar’s Smokehouse is on the north end of the town of Warrensburg. Here is their website: http://www.oscarsadksmokehouse.com/
The building you see is the newer one built in 2005 after the fire, I believe. It is very nice inside with a self-service area and the main meat counter. I purchased some self-service items: Cheddar Bacon Cheese, and Smoked Cervelet. The cheese is very mild and I thought with bacon it might be too salty but it is very nice. The sausage is also very nice and I just ate a big chunk! Slurp….
They didn’t have tables at Oscar’s so I headed back to town and found a nice restaurant down the street to have my 2nd breakfast. It was crowded and there was only one waitress but she was quick. Notice the tin ceiling in this place. I have more fun with small town cafe’s.
This cafe was right next door to the historical society. http://www.whs12885.org/museum.html
Next was Saratoga Springs and then heading west on Hwy 29 to Johnstown.