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Cooperstown On Tap

Who is planning on visiting Cooperstown? October 10th 2015 you will find Cooperstown on Tap

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COOPERSTOWN ON TAP

Cooperstown on Tap on Main Street in Cooperstown – Between Pioneer & Fair Street! Saturday, October 10th from 5pm to 8pm with VIP beginning at 4pm. This three hour premium event will showcase over 150 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries! Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. VIP tickets are $50 and include an extra hour of sampling beginning at 4pm, a souvenir tasting glass and access to rare Ommegang beers! General Admission tickets are $35 and include 3 hours of sampling and a souvenir tasting glass! Must be 21 years or older VIP – $50.00 General Admission – $35.00

Cost: 35.00 to 50.00

We also have a new business this year called HOP ON Tours aboard the ” Beerslayer” 18 passenger bus check our website

www.cooperstownhopontours.com

There a dozens of reasons to visit. It’s not just Baseball, Beautiful Otsego Lake waiting on the fog to burn off,wpid-wp-1432913685649.jpeg , Ommegang Brewery, Council Rock Brewery, The Cooperstown Distillery, The Historic Otesaga Resort Hotel, The Farmers Museum , Glimmerglass Opera just to name a few. Cooperstown is centrally located in Upstate New York. Before beginning our day we must stop for coffee at Stage Coach Coffee Roasters.

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If you want to take photos your best option is between 7:00-8:00 am, this little tour around town for all of these took about 5 minutes. At this hour of the day you are nearly alone on the street and the paid parking is not valid at that hour.wpid-wp-1432899902151.jpeg

There are many good places to eat, everything from quick bites to gourmet meals .wpid-wp-1432898638476.jpeg

 Cooperstown has tons of History; it is the birthplace of James Fennimore Cooper.wpid-wp-1432898643585.jpeg  For a spooky evening adventure how about a ghostly tour with Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours.

The Basball Hall of Fame

The Basball Hall of Fame

It’s never to early to start planning for next years trip. Most repeat visitors for the really special events have standing reservations making space for newcomers very limited. www.atouristlifetravel.com

Travel

Travel, Vacation, Holiday what ever you may call it. What does it mean to you?
Time to enjoy family and friends, or relax and see the world. Vacation means different things to different people but one thing is a constant “It’s WORK.”
Have you ever sat down and figured out how much time you spend looking for places to go and places to stay. Then more time on how to get there and how to pay for it. And “LADIES” we know in addition to all that research we also have to pack for our children and that includes the “Big Ones.”
On average according to several different research companies prospective travelers spend between 46 and 60 hours minimum, researching before they travel. Do you have that much time to waste? If you do are you sure you found Reputable places to spend your hard earned money.
I spent a lot of time over the years doing just that. I decided to go in to Business as a Travel Planner and have obtained connections with the Top Companies in the Industry that use only Vetted suppliers to insure your satisfaction. So take the WORK out of your vacation and let me do the planning for you. www.atouristlifetravel.com
Check out my website and have a look around, there are answers to lots of questions and many travel options. When you are ready email me or just sign up for email blasts on specialized travel locations you may be interested in at a later date.

Upcoming Adventure

I will be heading out in a few days. Join me for an adventure in the North East part of Canada on the way to St  Andrews and then to Saint John , New Brunswick.

Niagara Falls

wpid-wp-1434632372933.jpegOften a group of us head up to Ontario to Niagara Falls. I guess we should feel fortunate that this wonderful site is so nearby. We usually stay at the Holiday Inn on Murray St. since it is within walking distance of the Falls , offers free parking and the Skylon is in the back yard. If you are there on Friday or Sunday you will get a fireworks show, either ask for a room with a balcony on the back of the building or head over to the casino and take advantage of there back patio.wpid-wp-1434740951272.jpeg

Food in the area is ridiculously priced, even a boring Hamburger will set you back $18.95 (or $ 15.44 US) before tax,tip and drinks.

If you plan on visiting alot of different attractions it pays to get a pass and also to ride the bus. Parking is another huge cost, most lots are a minimum of $ 20 even if its only for a short time.

If you’ve read my blog before you know I love Breweries. There is a new one Niagara Brewing it is on Clifton Hill.

The staff was very friendly and they have alot more planned for the future. It was only the first week they were open so we were only able to try four of there brews. You can also buy cans of some of there beer as well as growlers.

 

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Don’t forget your passport.

The #Beer Quest

Heading to The “NEW” Niagara Brewing in Niagara Falls, Canada. I’m always excited to try new Beer. I have seen an app to track brands you have tasted but not an app for visiting Breweries. I think someone should get on that. I will post the tasting results soon.

Road Trip

Road Trip Anyone?

Road Trip Anyone?

 

 

 

Here is a link to website I found that has some helpful travel information; you can never have to much.

Adventure in Upstate New York

Did you know there are some interesting things to see in Upstate New York? Here are just a few; along the way to the Beautiful Adirondacks.

Let’s begin just outside of Cobleskill, if you like caves you can stop at Secret Caverns and then continue on up the road to Howe Caverns. When you are finished stop off at the bottom of the hill at the Iroquois Indian Museum, children enjoy this a lot, there are usually crafts they can participate in.

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For the next day’s adventure we are going towards Amsterdam in Vail Mills to the Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum. This is a unique place for the outdoor sportsman of any age. Run by all volunteers they feature hundreds of Animal mounts, record breakers mostly and many are full body. They have everything from deer to lions at the over 14000 square foot building.

We can then continue on to the Adirondack museum don’t worry you’re not lost it just looks that way. There is not a lot of traffic and towns and life are few and far between, this is likely to be an all day adventure so plan ahead.

One of my favorite visits was to Pottersville to stone bridge and caves. I love rocks and anything to do with them. This place is cool, there are trails and bridges and caves made by the rushing water.cruise 2 Dec 2011 194

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Also very near by in North Creek is a garnet mine where you can go dig for garnets and they are pretty easy to find, be aware they do charge by weight when you leave. 

Please be sure to click on the highlighted words for direct links to the individual business web sites. I will cover a few more gems another week. Thanks for visiting.

Disney Parks Blog

I thought some of this was really cool. I hope all you Disney Geeks enjoy it I know I did.
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog

Fulton Couple to fly with Syracuse Honor Flight

First  husband and wife World War II Vets to be included

via Fulton Couple to fly with Syracuse Honor Flight.

Isla Roatan

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Today’s photos are of our Honduras trip. I will admit we were a little skeptical at first since the only things I know of Honduras is poverty and the need for basic things like clean water.

We took a bus from the Cruise Ship through a poor neighborhood to a small pull off where we then got on a nice little tour boat. As they were loading us up a Jet landed literally a few feet away. I thought it was going to land on us. The main airport is right there and the runway ends at the waterway we were navigating. The captain of our boat felt the need to mention how on occasion the planes overshoot the runway and guess where they end up? Our little trip down the canal was nearly pointless. The Island was within sight just as we rounded the corner. I guess it…

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