Spa, then More Cars
Day 13: Before leaving Saratoga Springs Sal and I took one last look around. We did a short drive thru Avenue of the Pines, the road that traverses the state park where the springs are located. The grounds, especially around the Roosevelt Spas are simply gorgeous.
From Saratoga Springs we drove back to US 20 and on to our next destination, Norwich, NY, another one off our main track but with a reason to be there. Norwich hosts the Northeast Classic Car Museum and it was definitely worth the detour to visit.
A gentleman named George Staley donated or loaned a large portion of the museum's four permanent exhibits. Mr. Staley loved cars. He was able to retire at 51 and spent the next 40 years collecting and restoring unusual or rare cars. The sheer variety of cars and the quality of the restoration work is impressive.
Mr. Staley had a particular fascination with Franklin, a car produced in Syracuse NY from 1902-1934. He has assembled the largest single collection of these cars in the world. All are lovingly restored.
Another short visit to see the rest of the exhibits in the museum and take a few pictures of Norwich this morning, then off to our 2nd US 20 event in West Winfield, NY, about 40 miles away.
Enjoying our time in the beautiful Adirondacks.
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