All of these were taken near Cooperstown in upstate New York. Otsego Lake is a big lake carved out of these mountains by the final glacier during the Wisconsin Glaciation period, probably about 20,000 to 22,000 years ago.

I was born in New York city, but this part of New York is an entirely different place. It’s a very different population and some of them travel with horse and buggy.

For anyone who read James Fenimore Cooper’s novels about the pre-nation period and think he grew up in a log cabin, he didn’t. His father was a judge and sometimes, the Mayor of Cooperstown which was then and now named after the Cooper family. No log cabins. Not poverty row. The Cooper mansion is a huge white house by the top of Otsego Lake. In season, you can visit it. It’s also a museum.

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  1. this looks like a wonderful place for a break or vacation


    • That area is pretty much a vacation area — or farming. Albany, New York’s state capital is up there, but it’s not a gigantic city. I still don’t know why Albany, rather than NY is the capital, but I think it had to do with putting the capital in the middle of the state, probably to keep the farmer happy.

      It is a great place and there are lots of things to do, too.

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      • Somewhere I’d really like to explore


        • Well, Garry and I really have, probably because it was so easy to get there from Long Island — just east of New York — where we lived and went to college. It’s a very short drive to upstate. New York isn’t like L.A. It has actual physical limits and doesn’t keep growing. So you know when you get to the city. Not only do the signs tell you, but suddenly, it’s CITY. Heavy-duty city. It’s not like Boston which is a relatively gradual transition or LA where the “city” goes on forever and LA has grown to be bigger than many states. New York has five boroughs and that is IT.

          Boston, on the other hand, has absorbed a bunch of smaller towns. Even Uxbridge has absorbed several other tiny towns because they wanted our infrastructure — schools and a fire department, mostly. We turned down one more adoption a couple of years ago because we are so spread out already, we don’t need more land. We have a lot of land. We need more businesses. But. We also don’t want more businesses.

          That’s the problem We love the ruralness of the area, so when someone proposes a new businesses development — or anything remotely industrial, we think about it and say no. We don’t generate much in the way of jobs or taxes, but we keep the trees. I like the trees better.

          Upstate NY has somehow retained it’s nature as a small farm area. Unlike the mid-west which is mostly huge corporate farms, New York’s farms are real farms with real farmers. The land is better than it is here. Fewer rocks and a bit warmer. Of course, these days Massachusetts feels like New York used to and New York feels like Philadelphia. Climate change.

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