Sep 18, 1983
Oct 17, 1983
We left Rutland early this morning, since we intended to make a lengthy side trip into the Adirondacks. We stopped at Ft. Ticonderoga (it wasn't open) and got a glimpse of Lk. Champlain. Then on to Lk. Placid. The weather started sunny, but eventually clouded over. Even so, the Adirondacks had some of the prettiest scenery we've encountered-- the foliage was past its prime in a few places, but at its height in many others. The combination of color and the many lakes was unbeatable, even in the rain. Leaving the forest preserve, we traveled along the thruway until the Finger Lakes region. We decided to stop at Cayuga Lk. and Seneca Falls, the hometown of Deacon Al Pioli and his wife Sylvia. We found the Catholic church, St. Patrick's, where Al worked this past summer. We met Fr. Mike Conboy, the pastor, who invited us to stay for dinner, but we decided to push on to Buffalo. We reached Amherst around 7:15. Tomorrow we visit nearby Niagara Falls before going on to Chicago.