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A wee bit of walking

Posted Mar 24 2013 4:45pm

I so badly wanted to bike this weekend.  I am getting crabby with the no biking thing.  It was just too windy, though.  Also a bit cold. 40 degrees and wind is no bueno for biking, even for me.

So, we decided instead to do a little walking at Saratoga Spa Park.  We drove down the way we normally bike.  I don’t know if I have ever been on this road in a car and it was really weird.

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There are lots of nice paths going through Spa Park. They were paved and mostly clear.

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Can you believe it is spring?  :shock:

We trucked around for a while and then stopped by the Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa in the park for a pit stop.  This is a beautiful  old hotel.

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It’s 75 years old and so beautiful.

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Lovely old wood work, too.

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John and I thought it might be really nice to stay one night down here and bring the bikes down to bike around the park for a local get away.

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After looking around, it was back outside.  Along with SPAC, there is also another theater.

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I wish the sun had come out because it was somewhat chilly. Amazing without the sun and I still needed the sunglasses because of the bright snow.

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Of course, the big thing is the mineral springs.  There are several places around Saratoga where you can collect water to drink at the springs.

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Look at all the people filling up jugs.  It’s free.

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It continuously runs from these spigots.

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The water is not to my taste. It is somewhat salty tasting.  Sort of like Gatorade, but not sweet.  I would much rather bathe in it at the spa than drink it.

After our cold hike (approximately 3.5 miles), we headed out for a beverage more to my liking.

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Love the latte!

No biking, but a nice outdoor day.  Next weekend. Biking.  No matter what.

 

 

 

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