Day 11 - October 3, 1998
New York, Across Massachusetts, and Home
We Made it!!!
Our last day on the road turned out to be cool with a mixture of sun and clouds and overall quite pleasant. (Hey, just like yesterday!) We motored out of Binghamton, NY, headed out wonderful roads through the Catskills (early enough to beat the New Jersey leaf-peepers), into the Pittsfield, MA area to visit friends, and finally onto the Mass Pike for the last part of the ride home (one of the few times we were on an Interstate highway).
Today's page chronicles events and views of today's travels. We will, though, after a day's contemplation, be doing one more wrap-up page detailing some of the car's technical performance, some thoughts on routes (taken or not), things we'd take with us next time, some things we'd leave home, etc. Would we do it again?? Sure! But maybe a little different - like somehow automating the daily updating of the web page. More thoughts tomorrow . .
This page chronicles our journey with the Alfa - the route we took, places we stopped (intentionally and otherwise), things we did, and other exploits. Click on any of the smaller images for a larger view.
This is where we went today
Beer(s) of the Day
Today's culture feature was a real treat for us - Pratt Rock, the Mount Rushmore of the East! Zadock Pratt, founder of the town of Prattsville, NY, was a 19th century tanner, banker, congressman, and builder. Philanderer should also have been added to his achievements. He managed to have 5 wives, including TWO PAIRS of sisters! He had Pratt Rock carved for his many loves, one of which was his horse. The Pratt Rock information kiosk didn't include details on his relationship with his horse, although his horse's gravesite is there but none for any of his wives. Hmmmmm. Check out this picture of Pratt Rock:
And then the rock itself:
And finally a detailed view of some relative of Zadock Pratt. Hmmmm, I wonder what. . .
We've been keeping track of all the Alfas that we've encountered on the trip (starting from when we left Alfa Parts Exchange back in Hayward, CA), and will be posting the current total, with model names and years, every day! Here's the current tally:
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