|Mount McGregor Correctional Facility|
We considered ourselves especially lucky and one of the volunteer tour guides, Bob, sat on the porch with us for at least twenty minutes after the tour, telling us stories about Russian princesses (Princess Cantacuzène - Grant's first grandchild) fleeing the Russian Revolution, former sanitarium patients becoming caretakers, and even a Japanese caretaker of the cottage who was interned in the house rather than an internment camp (and who was able to get her sister's children to be interned with her after the sister died in a camp in California). If one does not yet exist, someone needs to write a novel based on the life of this cottage, the lives it has seen, and how they fit into the larger construct of US history.
|Ridiculously cute older couple, hand in hand|
Make a day of it and check out Moreau Lake State Park or, as we did, run into Queensbury for some pineapple Dole Whip at Martha's Dandee.