1000 Islands Vacation – Day 1
Our 5-day vacation in the New York 1000 Islands region began on Sunday, June 19. We departed our home in Warren, PA shortly after 7:00 am.
We made two stops en route Alexandria Bay, NY. The first stop was a fuel stop at the Mobil / 7-11 in Phelps NY (Rt. 14) at 10:25 am. The second stop was for lunch at the Grist Mill Restaurant, located off Interstate 81 in Parish, NY. I ordered a taco salad; Bob ordered a taco wrap. Both of our lunch choices were good. Service was friendly and quick too. Price was fair. We were on our way again by 12:30 pm.
We arrived at our hotel, Capt.’s Inn & Suites in Alexandria Bay, at approximately 2:00 pm. We checked in and unpacked. Our room was located on the ground floor, room 108. This would be our home away from home for the next four nights.
Our hotel room appeared to have been renovated recently.
Our hotel room was furnished with two king beds, a night stand between the two beds, a desk and chair, an arm chair, a three-drawer dresser, a flat-screen TV, and a mini refrigerator. The bathroom was generously sized and was located behind the closed door in the top photograph.
Our hotel room also included a large deck with a patio table and chairs.
Generously-sized deck with table and chairs
This was the view from our hotel room deck.
We went for a walk a couple hours after checking into our hotel. Capt.’s Inn & Suites is located within easy walking distance to downtown Alexandria Bay. Our walk took us across Route 12 and down Church Street toward the St. Lawrence River. We turned right onto James Street and followed it to the dock. We retraced our steps to River Walk, which we followed to Casino Island and Scenic View Park. The park and island provided scenic views of the river, as well as of Boldt Castle on Heart Island.
Boldt Castle on Heart Island
A cargo ship passed between us, as we looked upon Boldt Castle.
The Arklow Willow currently sails under the Canadian flag.
Boldt Castle on Heart Island,
as seen from the Scenic View Park
This is Casino Island.
I practiced taking bird-in-flight photographs, while on Casino Island.
Boy was it hot and humid the afternoon of June 19th! I saw a temperature reading of 88 degrees, during our walk.
We returned to our hotel room around 5:00 pm. We ate a picnic dinner at the hotel, while sitting in the shade at a picnic table near our hotel room.
3 Responses to “1000 Islands Vacation – Day 1”
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It looks as if you got your vacation off to a beautiful start. You got a great hotel room.
Hello, looks like a great first day. The hotel room is nice and the views from your walk are lovely. Wonderful post and photos. Happy 4th of July weekend!