WHOOT! I'm so excited to hear all this great news!
Zurf, if you decide to bring a human companion with you, know that they're all more than welcome. My girls will be here as usual.
Ken, we look forward to your arrival Friday afternoon! UJB, I imagine we should expect you sometime Friday as well. I'll make sure there's something yummy for snacks and dinner!
JJJ (and crew), I think you're all coming Saturday along with Zurf, correct? Either way, we'll see you when you get in town. Also, "Canal Fest" is going on in Sylvan Beach next weekend. Think "4th of July". Just a heads up that there will be a bunch of random things happening down there all weekend. Of specific interest to your crew may be the vendors/crafters set up all weekend. Also, Saturday night you will want to plan on staying late and not running down the motel for anything toward the evening hours. There are fireworks planned for 9PM (generally, they hold the least impressive fireworks shows), which means there will be insane traffic down there in the evening.
BUT... if you ever wanted a "scenic tour" of Oneida lake from a Helicopter, go on a Canal Boat tour, see a Mind Reader, a small circus, or other random things - there's a LOT happening next weekend and quite a bit of it will be right in front of Cinderella's.
Ken, I'm not sure how much information you don't ALREADY know (or how interesting the NY Canal is to you), but there's a "Lecture on the History of the Canal" 3pm on Sunday at the Union Chapel (parts of "The Sterile Cuckoo" with Liza Minelli were shot there). I'm thinking it might be a bit too dull for the girls, but could prove interesting if you like canal history at all. Of course, being in NY, it's one of those State history things we are required to know about here. LOL!
"Fun" NY Canal Fact: Clinton's Ditch (where all the digging started) happens to be right by Fort Stanwix you all visited one year.
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