Wednesday, September 30, 2009

first stop

our first stop on our road trip
as my granny would say
"the one thousand islands"
the fall colours were just starting

this time we made sure we included
a tour of boldt castle
on heart island
across from alexandria bay
construction started in the late 1800's
on the summer home built by george boldt
for his wife, louise
and was never completed due to
louise's death and george's broken heart


it was my second visit in 15 years and i was amazed
on the amount of renovations ,which started in 1977
after the home was abandoned in 1904
the entire first floor is now complete and furnished

a view from the boat of the power house

next stop
lake placid
then on to vermont,
new hampshire and massachusetts

3 comments:

Shayla said...

What a neat castle, and I love your red shoes.

ODD imagination said...

So pretty!

Irene said...

Love your history lesson. Can't imagine my husband building such a place for me, did men love their wives more back then?

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