Sunday, September 6, 2015

Thousand Islands

Aug 21-23 Thousand Islands

Gary had to pick up his shorebirds from the
Duck Shop in Clayton, so we made a long
weekend for a mini vacation, just the two of us.
We love the Thousand Islands, and would stay 
with friends, Patti and John, who have a great
house on the river.  But, now the verb is HAD!
Last winter did them in, so they sold and bought
a house in Greenville, SC.  They will only be 
1 /1/2 hrs away when we move to Cumming GA.

We stayed at the Riverside Hotel in Alexandria 
Bay, ate at Riley's (superb), and took a river cruise 
with Uncle Sam two nation tour.  The guide was 
great, intelligent and funny...had many personal 
stories of the people, castles and fork lore of the 
region. The cruise was 2 1/2 hours and very 
relaxing. We learned there are actually 1, 864 
islands in "The Thousand Islands."

We took photos along the way, stopping in 
Sacket's Harbor for lunch and Clayton for antique
browsing. The weather was perfect! 
Cruise video

Hotel where we stayed

View from our balcony

Sacket's Harbor for lunch

Sacket's Harbor Gardens

Indian Retro Bike

Smallest Island to the left-do you see it?

Love the ship's name

Thousand Islands all about castles

Hundreds of jet skis on parade that day