May 19 - 23 Syracuse
Trip Start Mar 02, 2008
97Trip End Dec 03, 2008
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Where I stayed
Syracuse marks a change of course. I was no longer going North, my trip to the West had now begun. It's interesting in my network of friends how different we all are at an economic level. In Syracuse, I stayed with my friend Elaine in her penthouse overlooking the city. I loved the panoramic views from the roof. Interior brick walls and high ceilings gave the feeling of something out of a magazine. Elaine had a basket of goodies waiting in my room for me.
Elaine arranged for me to speak on a conference call to a group of parents
We spent time running around looking at the local sites, drinking Starbucks and we took a day trip to a town pronounced SkinnyAtlas where we dined in luxury at the Spa and took gorgeous photo's in the garden. The rest of the day was spent shopping.
Hands down Syracuse wins the best food award.
The home made bread from the bakery;
Dinosaur BBQ, brisket and spiced shrimp;
Mexican Fish Stew and Salad
Real Italian Lasagna and meatballs
I dropped Elaine off at the airport and spent the last night alone in the penthouse. For someone who was couch surfing and staying with friends all along the way, I was getting the best of both worlds to have connecting time and down time.