Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Roosevelts and Epsteins in New York

It was a relatively low-key day for us following a long day in NYC, so we had minimal objectives.
The first was the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home and Library in Hyde Park.
Apparently, it was the first Presidential Library ever created and the only one established while the President was still in office.
We had a wonderful tour guide who taught us a great deal about FDR's early life and home life. I didn't know how he contracted polio (a Boy Scout Jamboree), for example, or how strained the relationship between Eleanor and her mother-in-law was.

It was a quicker visit than we would have liked, but it was still valuable.

The rest of the day was spent doing water tubing on Lake George. I had never been there, but it was special to the history of the NFO as she had spent many vacations there during her childhood.

It's 32 miles long and absolutely gorgeous and majestic, nestled into the big hills and mountains of the Lower Adirondacks.

We lucked out with the weather and had a great time on the Lake.

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