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Phoenix, NY

A strong passed overnight knocking down trees in the area but I had decided to stay in a motel instead of risking life in a tent, so like this chimney I survived another night without problems.



Before leaving Baldwinsville, I stopped to take a look at the Maple Hill Manor, a building that appears little changed since it came to life in the mid 1800’s.

As I travel through the countryside, I tend to have a general idea of where I am heading. Occasionally, I have to stop to get my directions fine-tuned :-). Such was the case when I ended up at Wrightway Hardware Store. Maybe it was their Pony Express box at the front door that got my attention since I once owned a bonafide set of Pony Express saddle bags in the ’60s. Stores like this always yield surprises among their many varied items. In this instance, I learned that people who might be buying size 15 yellow rubber boots need to have them labeled ‘right’ or ‘left’ :-).

I didn’t buy a pair of yellow boots but did get some valuable directions and headed off down the road toward Phoenix, NY.Phoenix is a small town on the Oswego River and like all rivers in the area, the Oswego was flowing at full force.

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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