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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Genealogy Journal Monday, November 2, 2009


The entire day was spent traveling back from Cooperstown to Chicago.
  • Up early to try and hop on the ProGen 4 chat but to my demise - and surprise - I did not have my login and password for the basecamp site.  Ugh.
  • Hit the road about 11:00 am and traveled from Cooperstown, NY to Liberty, NY where I grew up.  This meant lots of back roads and through some tiny towns like Unadilla, Walton, Downsville and more that I recall from my youth.  I know we set the watch back 1 hour yesterday but during this drive it still feels like the watch was set back 30 years.
  • Had lunch at the Liberty Diner which is a classic New York Greek-owned diner: huge portions, ridiculously low prices and tempting desserts on the way out the door.  I saw many parents of the friends I grew up with and it was neat to reminisce.
  • On the road again and arrived at Newark Airport around 4pm for a 7:15 pm flight.  We didn't want to take any chances what with construction on several highways and the rush hour traffic - especially with the time change.  From what I hear this week will see a huge increase in car accidents around 5pm when it gets dark because drivers are not yet accustomed to the earlier dusk.
  • Flight was perfect (a surprise for Newark) and arrived home about 10pm.  I then collapsed into bed.
© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

2 comments:

Gini said...

Glad your home safe Thomas. You had a busy weekend, hopefully you will be able to catch up on rest.

Donna Hague Wendt said...

Hi Thomas, I enjoy your posts. Especially about visiting your mother. But in this particular post you mention Cooperstown and I though of my Ebenezer Blanding ancestor(a Revolutionary War soldier)living in Exeter Hollow and Richfield in Otsego Co., Then there was my Ells/Eells ancestors who moved to Walton in 1791. In 2001 I drove around Otsego & Madison Counties on my 2 year ancestor-seeking journey. Nice historical society at Cooperstown. I camped out south (and East) of Cooperstown near Summit Crossing (Hartwick) for a night or two. Wonderful Leather Stockings country!
Aloha, Donna