Whitehall, NY Birthplace of the US Navy (according to some!)

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May 27th 2011
Published: October 2nd 2011
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Whitehall, NY, controversially held as the "Birthplace of the American Navy," is within a few miles of the Vermont border. The NYS Barge Canal runs through the little town which is a little quirky - this is NOT an overmulched "Disneyesque" destination. I happened upon Carol's Collectibles & Antique because Wes was on a teleconference on his cell phone and I was driving. From experience, we knew that once we headed for Vermont the call would be cut off for lack of signal strength. I parked at 84 Broadway and Wes stayed in the car on the call while I schmoosed around at Carol's. When Wes's call ended, he came into Carol's. Now, we were both impressed!
The store is huge, probably an old department store, As Carol says " 12,000 square feet of bargins for your shopping pleasure. Wide aisles make it wheelchair accessible. Merchandise varies from vhs and dvd movies and players to quality used furniture, household needs, sterling and costume jewelry, books, toys, new and used tools, and clothing. We also have a wide variety of art glass, pottery,and art works.

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2nd October 2011

Unable to post the Germany trip on the blog.
Whitehall was eons ago and never posted; posted today as I am having trouble posting the trip to Germany (trip interrupted)! Don't forget that Vermont is still there, eager and needing tourists! Leaf Peepers Unite!
2nd October 2011

..on the move
you guys are the prime example of \'NEVER let grass grow under your feet!!\'
3rd October 2011

Back on the Road
Glad you guys are back on the road. We are still hoping to catch up with you in Boca one of these days - Let's coordinate our trips! Neil and Jane

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