As I had mentioned in my previous journal I was in the area for the Department of Energy on a project doing interviews in New York, New York proper. This assignment sent me throughout the state of New York and my next destination was Saratoga, New York. Saratoga is an interesting and historic town strewn with mystery as well. It goes back as far as the Indians go and this particular land is so rich and fertile that many people from Europe came here to train horses. It became ground zero for some of the best race track horsing and so the best breeding of race track horses in the world. It’s an absolutely beautiful and historic town. It has a dark side and an underbelly though because of its history of gambling connections.
Saratoga has many old homes with lots and lots of people that have been living in the area for many generations. The downtown reminds me of a very quaint historic community that really cares about its past. Offering many unique places to eat and many venues that are very unusual.
One of the things that I enjoyed most about Saratoga were the parks. They were absolutely and amazingly beautiful with monuments everywhere well-trimmed tree lines and bushes as well as amazing fountains that you can walk past or sit down and unplug your brain for a long period of time.
When you visit New York make sure that you stop by Saratoga even if you only spend one night there. It will be a worthwhile trip and if you do it with the family make sure you go out to some of the very unique venues that are offered in downtown Saratoga.
One of the other places that you want to make sure you visit while in Saratoga is the very unique Riverwalk. Again a very well-trimmed maintenance area with good lighting. So walking down here with someone on a romantic walk would be very easy to do without the fear of any crime that you might encounter in New York, New York proper.
One of my good friends that visited Saratoga recently said that the Riverwalk that he maintenances in Naperville takes a lot of work to get it to look the way that it does.
My buddy from Naperville Tree Trimming has a deep respect for the amount of artistry that goes into creating that type of an environment outdoors. Rick from Naperville Tree Trimming said to me that the type of work that he does is more functional and storm related.
You can tell from speaking to him that he had a deep respect for all of the work that has been done in Saratoga with the maintenance that they do. It’s easy to let that slip by you and it’s nice to have someone that is in that industry tell you the amount of work that it takes to get something to look that nice.
If you’re a gambling man or woman make sure you stop by the Saratoga gambling tracks and throw a few dollars down. You might just help subsidize your next trip.