Baseball, Farmers & Art Museums in Cooperstown, NY

Trip Start Aug 06, 2010
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Trip End Nov 29, 2010


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Sunday, September 12, 2010

On September 12, we arrived at Cooperstown, a beautiful little community. Clean, nice, with beautiful houses.   We enjoyed staying there.  We stayed at the Hartwick Highlands Campground.  Beautiful park.  Now that is after Labor Day, a lot of the campgrounds are pretty empty.  This one assigned us all sites but told us to take any one we want.   We hooked up and went out to dinner at Brooks Barbeque.  We met some friends of Rick & Flo's.  Brooks Barbeque is a restaurant that Rachael Ray visited on her show, "$40 A Day".  It was delicisous.

On Monday, September 13, we went to Baseball Hall of Fame.  It was interesting to see and read information about the baseball players and baseball fields.  After the Baseball Hall of Fame, we went to lunch in town and I had the best buffalo chicken wrap.  When traveling through town to our next destination, we spied a lake.  Went down and took pictures of Lake Otsego (aka Glimmer Glass Lake).  I met some people pulling their boat out of the water and gave us information about the 165 feet deep lake.

Our next stop that day was the Farmers' Museum.  Now don’t think…"How Boring” because it wasn’t.  It is a little village that has people performing tasks and utilizing skills just like back in the 1800’s.  It was actually very interesting to see the Blacksmith working, someone weaving cloth, the pharmacist and the ladies in the farm house cooking over the fire.  The lady that was doing the weaving showed us the yarn and actually did some weaving while she explained how it is done.  The Pharmacist made pills on a wooden tool and showed us the tools they used to make gel caps.  At the farmhouse, Farmer Wayne came in because (1) it was raining and (2) his horse he was using the plow the field, broke a shoe.  Just like being there in the olden days and everyone was very friendly and explained what it was like back then.  They also had a carousel that some of us jumped on and rode.  See pics.  Oh, by the way, don’t be surprised if you see some of the same pictures on Shirley or Flo’s Blog…we are stealing pics from each other J.

Next we went across the street to the Fenimore Art Museum.   Behind the museum. Was a pond that inspired James Fenimore Cooper to write "The Deerslayer”.  Beautiful art.

As we drove through the town, we are starting to see a little bit of color change.  Not much, but a little.

After spending two nights in Coopertown, we head out for Vermont.
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