A day on the road

I put over 300 miles on my car one day earlier this week–left DeKalb, where I live in St. Lawrence County, drove through Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake to  Essex and Westport, then back through Elizabethtown to Lake Placid, St. Regis Falls, Hopkinton, Potsdam and home. Many of us at NCPR spend hours on the road, particularly at this time of year. News staff are, of course, covering news stories; outreach and development staff are visiting with donors, attending special events, and meeting with station friends.

Here’s a visual recap of some of my stops on this particular road trip:

View to Lake Champlain from a road just outside Essex, NY.

At the entrance to Essex Farm, a CSA feeding 120 people a wide variety of meats, vegetables and dairy products raised and processed on this farm.

Kristin Kimball, who operates Essex Farm with husband Mark, in the meat processing facility on the farm.

Then, over to Lake Placid.

View from the edge of the golf course at the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid Club.

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Adele Connors (who with her husband, Tom, founded Adworkshop) and Darcy Norfolk, General Manager, at the conference room desk in the Adworkshop headquarters. Cool driftwood! Check out their website: adworkshop.com

Then, homeward bound, through St. Regis Falls. I didn’t take the short cut because I wanted to see Ev Smith’s power station on the St. Regis River…and check water flow after all the rain we’ve had. Pretty neat to have a small power generator working away right there by the side of the road and owned by someone I know (Ev is married to our news director, Martha Foley).

There's water moving through, lots of water.

Can’t stop without giving you a glimpse of the power plant itself–such a beautiful building. This photo shows just a bit of it.

The plant is in the right foreground.

Tell me about your recent road trip in the NCPR region–through the Adirondacks, or along the St. Lawrence River, in the Champlain Valley or into the heart of Ottawa. Where has summer taken you so far?

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  1. frank says:

    thanks for sharing…that was neat…..how about a trip to litchfield castle in tupper?? if you need an old assistant i love to see it…