Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Alex Bay

Hey there! I've been guilted into posting again. I feel bad that people still check my sad, lonely blog. So here I am again!

This past weekend was our anniversary, so we decided to take a short road trip up to Alexandria Bay. It's a gorgeous area up in the Thousand Islands. And we got really lucky to have some beautiful weather to go with it.

We started the day with a wine tasting (at 11am!) at the Thousand Islands Winery. Then we headed to our hotel to park. We wanted to catch the 12:30 Uncle Sam Boat Tour - Two-Nation Tour...

This was the boat that we took around the Thousand Islands. The Two-Nation tour included The U.S. and of course Canada. There was an invisible line in the St. Lawrence River that we crossed and were in Canada. Our cell phones sent us lovely "Welcome to Canada" messages.. and kindly let us know they would charge us $15/mb for data usage. So we quickly shut the phones off!

This was one of the international bridges.

I think that's heading to Canada.

This is Boldt Castle. It has an interesting history. If you'd like to learn more about it, check out this website. It's probably one of the most talked about mansions in the Thousand Islands. A man built it for his beloved wife, but she passed away before it was finished. Heartbroken, he never returned and never finished it. We had taken a tour a few years ago, so we didn't take one this time.

This was one of the many gorgeous mansions along the river. 

This "little" house is owned by Abby Wambach. She was one of the U.S. Women's soccer team players who just won the World Cup. 

This is our hotel from the river. It was a great location. There was a pool and a Tiki Bar off to the right that you can't see. We spent a few hours at the Tiki Bar after the cruise. A lot of hotel visitors took their boats to the hotel and parked right there. 

This was the view from our hotel room of Boldt Castle.

On Saturday, we went over to Clayton, NY. Which was about 12 miles west of Alexandria Bay. It was lovely town. I didn't really take any pictures though. They were having an Antique Boat Show, so we wandered around that for awhile and headed home.

Some of the scenery in Clayton.

1 comment:

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

Welcome back to blogland. Beautiful pictures.