Out and About in Utica, NY

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Haven't taken a "long term" trip in a long time. Gas is just way, way too expensive. How can they justify this?!? It's outrageous.

Well, we did get out to see a few local sites. If you call a cemetery a site, lol. I checked out the Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica. The links will take you to my travel blog, New York Traveler.net, for the entire story and more photos.

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The place is filled with incredible history, and I only scratched the surface! I visited the place to try to find the resting place of the famous Oneida Stone, the erratic glacier altar stone of the Oneida Indian Nation. I found the old marker! The stone has since been returned to the Oneidas, and I intend on hunting that down to snap a photograph when we travel out that way next week. It's all very exciting!

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I also drove up to see the Roscoe Conkling Park behind the cemetery. The view of the valley below is breathtaking.

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5 remarks
Amanda said...

Gorgeous! This just might be something I'd like to see--we love poking around old cemeteries! In fact, we like to do our fitness walking in a cemetery--it's much cooler under all those trees (although buggier, with a pond) and less populated than other walking areas.

6:51 AM  
Gypsy at heart said...

Does the ski lift run in the summer? It would be an awesome ride to view the vally.
Loved you photo of the cemetery.

http://www.wanderingwonderinggypsy.blogspot.com/

10:40 AM  
luna miranda said...

i love cemeteries! i wish our cemeteries here are as beautiful. have a great weekend!

11:23 AM  
mimi11460 said...

New York is really a great city in a first world country every place is beautiful....

4:05 AM  
Mrs Mecomber said...

Thanks! :) You also.

8:09 PM  

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