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:
Then, over to Lake Placid.
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).
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.
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?