Two Presidential Historic Sites

Today we started off by visiting the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Martin Van Buren was our eighth president. His presidency was defined by the Panic of 1837 – the stock market crashed only a few months after he became president. Banks failed, people lost their jobs, and companies went out of business. The…

National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

With the van healthy again we headed back up to Cooperstown and parked about a half-mile away from downtown since there isn’t any large eco-friendly parking in or near town. The National Baseball Hall of Fame has been someplace Alan has wanted to do for a very long time so today was his day. We…

New York State of Mind

We thought we might spend a few days near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, but changed our minds and simply spent the night there before heading toward New York. Day 1 We stopped at a Tim Horton’s for breakfast, then headed for the border. Once there we drove up, handed our passports to the American agent and…