This part of New York is really beautiful with rolling hills, very heavily wooded with hardwoods, and many lakes and streams - and did I say HILLS. This area is very similar to the Timms Hill area of northern Wisconsin . We passed rivers, lakes, and creeks along with a lot of cabins in the woods that looked like they were probably summer homes.
We bicycled into West Leyden around 1:30 this afternoon and decided to stop at a convenience store to get something cool to drink. While there we met Santi Belle from Cambridge, Massachusetts and Ryan Alexander from Maine. They left Bar Harbor about 12 days ago (they had several rainy days where they only bicycled 30 or 40 miles) and are on there way to Seattle, Washington. They were a very nice couple and said that they are camping and trying to do this trip on $10.00 per person per day. John and I can’t imagine doing that but it sounds like they have it figured out.
We arrived in Boonville about 2:30 after only biking 48 miles. Yes, we are in the hills and we are just in the foothills of the Adirondacks so it is definitely going to get steeper hills and probably more frequent. We are staying at the Hulbert House B&B. You just never know what kind of hotel your going to get when you book it the night before. We decided that because this area is such a fishing area that we had better make sure we had a hotel for tonight so we called and booked this room for $71.00. Well, when we got to the hotel/bar we went to check in and the bartender took us upstairs to show us the room. We are in room 23 and she said we were lucky because this room was haunted. I said “Haunted” and she said yes and that they had Ghost Busters or some company come in and test this room and it is haunted. Well, thank you very much! I then asked who is haunting the room and she said “Whoever has lived here in the past and died here”. Well, 5:30 tomorrow morning cannot come fast enough for me. Lol
After we showered we walked down to main street and checked out several stores and then went into the “Pub” which was a very nice bar with excellent food. We visited with a couple that live about 15 minutes from Booneville and had a very nice time discussing the area with them. Once again we find that people all across the country are very friendly.
Well, I am going to go to bed now and hope that morning comes quickly and that the ghosts of Hulbert House rest easy tonight. Lol After we left the Hulbert House I went on the website and found this link: CREEPY! http://www.hulberthouse.com/the-haunted-hulbert-house#container
|Amish farmer working with horses alongside the road!|
|This is the restaurant that we stopped for breakfast at. We really had a very delicious breakfast made by the owner.|
|This area has numerous winter sports hills and trails!|
|No where to go and all day to get there!|
|Hills and more hills!|