Monday, August 24, 2015

Erie Canal New York

Yea! I'm back home in Texas, but the temps are in the 90s (sigh). Since we haven't been in the new house very long, I can't remember where I put things! Hubby is busy right now hanging pictures. He wants to tackle the incredible mess in the garage, then spend some time in his office.

I guess since I have not been online as much as my norm, I have lost a follower! Yikes! And I don't even know who it was. In any case, life goes on.

Thought I would share with you one of our stops along the way in New York at the Erie Canal Village. Since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated by the idea of a mule pulling a barge along a canal, and I finally got to see the canal.


The old barge looks like it is just about to fall completely apart. If you are interested, please click on the link above to read about the history. Here's the song I remember:

Carson is back in school today, third grade! How did that happen. My daughter sent me this picture from the Meet the Teacher Night this past week.

And just for fun:
Happy Monday, my friends!

Linda Kay

37 comments:

biebkriebels said...

We have those canals with a mule path next to it too. It was the only way to transport people and goods indeed.

Revrunner said...

Yep, have to sing the song. But then you'll never get it out of your head.:-)

Tabor said...

Cooler weather is on the way, you will have time to move in completely. That little guy looks like a teacher's dream.

Cynthia said...

I remember learning that song in school. The music teacher, tiny Mrs Olson would play the piano with one hand kind of behind her while directing us and keep us going with the other hand! How wonderful to have a new home to come back to -- even though I'm sure you have lots of work ahead to get settled. Have fun!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, neat shots of the canal and the old barge. Your grandson is cute, I hope he enjoys being back in school.
Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Anvilcloud said...

I am not the sort to remember dates, but for some reason Erie Canal and 1825 sticks in my mind. But, I double checked just now to make sure my memory was correct -- and it was.

Lea said...

Love the signs!
I know what you mean about seeing the Erie Canal. I learned about it in school, then when I saw it (Rochester NY), there was such a feeling of WOW!

Lin Floyd said...

welcome back, i'm back too now for two weeks from my cruise to Alaska and still getting the photos up.

Gail said...

I have always been fascinated with the early history of the canal.

Now, time to get to work and start sharing pictures of your new put together home. Picking on you just a little.

whiteangel said...

The barge certainly doesn't look in the best of health.
What a proud look on your grandson...

Gerald (SK14) said...

The canal looks much wider than the ones we are used to.

Karen S. said...

Wow, I've been there, great pictures. What a cutie all dressed and hair looking neat, to meet his new teacher! I wish him all the best for another great year of learning!

DeniseinVA said...

Real nice photos. I remember the old working barges as we had lots of canals where I grew up. Now the barges are very fancy and people rent them for holidays. Your grandson is so cute!

Gosia k said...

Lovely canal in Europe we start school on 1st or 15th September

fishducky said...

Thanks for sticking that song in my head--at least it replaced "If I Only Had a Brain"!!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Carson looks a fine young man! Hope you beat the heat, Linda Kay!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've been to that part of upstate NY! The canal does not get much use now, does it?
Best wishes to your grandson as he begins the school year again!

The "instagram" joke made me laugh--that is a good one!

Linda W. said...

I'd love to see the Erie Canal someday. Glad you were able to stop by. Loved all the jokes! :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOL on the 'nice jester'. Cute.

Welcome back to Texas. So, you're now in your new home? Lots o' work ahead. But oh, when that is done, sit back and enjoy!!!

Too bad it has to be so hot upon your return tho. Those cooler temps in the NE musta been heavenly.

And yes, time flies. Our youngest grandson is in his 2nd year of COLLEGE. where did the time go?

Tom said...

The Erie Canal runs a bit south of me and Rome is 2 1/2 hours east. I hope that you had a nice visit. Tom The Backroads Traveller

carolann said...

Oh nice pictures. So glad I can come comment here.

I do not like G+. Just confuses me.

So you always comment me .

Happy Home awaits you. Nice change.

I move in to Senior apt. Small and Less work, walking distance perfect. Yet nature is still about for me and scenery. Not total disaster. I am ready. Move Sept first 2015.

I had my life with big houses.

So enjoy your new home.Sounds like your still fit to carry on a big home still. I am not nor my hubby.

Hugs
xo

Mike said...

90's in August in Texas. Isn't that called an early Fall.

The Yum List said...

Another scene today that I've not scene in real life, only in movies ;-)

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

we loved our trip to the erie canal, gorgeous area! ( ;

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing It remind me of the canals in France. What a cutie pic, your grandson. They grow up so fast.

William Kendall said...

The Canal looks not unlike ours. It would date from the same general era, if I'm not mistaken.

Amy at love made my home said...

Glad to hear you are home safely! I love your just for laughs! xx

Michelle F said...

Welcome Home, Linda Kay!
I hope you don't mind if I borrow the clip. xoxo

Linda said...

Lovely photos.

Rose said...

I love those just for fun things...or granddaughter has been back in school for close to a month! Is that a barge, or a canal boat? Whichever it is, it does look a little shaky. Canals sort of fascinate me, too.

bj said...
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bj said...

90+ here today...a little windy but not bad. Here in West Texas, we will have hot weather probably thru September.

Mage said...

You have inspired everyone to leave you a note. Yes, building that canal was a great undertaking. So glad you got to see it.

Jeanne said...

Hello Linda Kay, Glad you are back home safe and sound. How about some pics of your new home. I moved so many times because of my husband's job I sure know what you are going through. Our moves were all in Florida though.

It sounds like you had a great trip. I saw where the Erie Canal was in Ohio. It was a pretty amazing undertaking in 1820's and 30's. A lot of it was not used as much after the railway system was built. Still interesting though.

Five of our grands are in college and I can not believe how quickly that happened. Carson is such a handsome little guy. School started here today.

Have a great week and don't work to hard unpacking etc.

Happy Blue Monday,
Hugs,
Jeanne

Rory Bore said...

"mugging" BWWAAAAHHH!!!
I need that on a poster.
The Instagram one would be great for my mom.... but she's allergic to all technology. LOL
We have the Ottawa River Canal here, and it is an amazing thing to witness one in action indeed. I use to love to just sit there on a sunny day and watch the boats go through the lock system. And then in water we skate on it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you had a wonderful trip but it's nice to be home too. I hope the heat lets up soon! Sweet hugs, Diane

Marie C said...

Carson is a cutie. I hope he has a good year. I'm hoping so for our grandson and great nephew. Love this post about the Erie Canal! And that song! I remember learning that in school. They don't teach kids these things anymore and that's such a shame.

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