Familiarization tour

Shirley and I just got back from a familiarization tour to some new places and visiting some old places. Our first stop was Gillette Castle in the far east end of CT. A beautiful old stone castle that looks like a fortress but inside has all the comforts of home. Unfortunately due to budget cuts by state it is only open Thursday to Sundays. There is a nice gift shop and restaurant on the ground. http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325204&deepNav_GID=1650http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325204&deepNav_GID=1650
Our second stop was to visit with our old friends Cliff & Ann Kaiser who used to manage the Horizon Inn that a lot of us have visited. They have moved to the “Inn at Crumpton Fox” and are running it just like they did the Horizon Inn. The new location in Bernardston MA, just below the VT line is in a much better location to run a “New England Experience” tour. www.crumpinfoxinn.com
From there we moved on to Hogansburg NY which is just across the St Lawrence River at Cornwall ON. There we went to the “Akwesasne Mohawk Casino”. They have nearly 2000 slots and tables as well with a great hotel. While it is too far for an overnight run, we would like to work it into another tour. It is a great stop. Of course we visited several more casinos on the way home. http://mohawkcasino.com/
Singer Castle in the Thousand Islands was our next stop. While we have done the Boldt Castle many times we have never done this on. It is similar to Boldt but it was never abandoned and is it great shape. It is also stone and is available to rent. Accessible by boat only we had a nice visit and tour. www.singercastle.com