Last Spring, we did a college road trip down to Pennsylvania. Over this long weekend, we drove up to Vermont and upstate new York so Dan could visit a few more colleges.
Being that it was prime leaf peeping season, getting a hotel room in Burlington Vermont was a challenge. I think our overpriced not-quite-a-suite (shouldn't a "suite" have at least the pretense of a wall between the bed and the living room?) in the charmless Comfort Inn was the last bed in town. Poor Dan had to sleep on a nest of sofa cushions on the floor, as the hotel couldn't come up with a rollaway bed. And with two out of three of us having a terrible head cold, let's just say that Tylenol Cold PM saved the day. Or night, anyway.
Anyway, Burlington is a wonderful town, with a lively college vibe from the University perched on the hill overlooking Lake Champlain. There's even a fantastic Chinese restaurant, A Single Pebble. http://www.asinglepebble.com/homepage.htm
From Burlington, we drove, and drove, and drove. Across the Adirondacks, then through old upstate NY towns that fell into depression when the manufacturing jobs went south in the 50's. As I was stoned on Tylenol Cold, all I remember was a blur of scenery and spilling Diet Fresca all down my shirt. But lookee, cows!
Saratoga Springs at least was certainly more vibrant than it was when my sister attended Skidmore; the town looks really lovely. Dan liked Syracuse University; although the city of Syracuse we all found grubby and dull. Not worth any photos.