What a glorious day this was! I saw the fog lifting off the Susquehanna river on my way to Binghamton in the morning and it was so pretty that I decided that one early morning I need to kayak in these conditions!
There was a 5.5 mile bike ride that only cost $3 to register along the rivers and over bridges and along bike paths. People of all ages participated so the ride was at a slow pace with 4 stops along the way so that city politicians and businessmen could advertise their grandiose plans for making Binghamton an even better bike riding city.
Afterwards, I found a Subway sandwich and went to the city's main park to eat lunch, look for a couple of letterboxes, and watch the ducks and geese ont heriver. I found both letterboxes, too!
I went to a couple of graveyards looking for letterboxes, and while I didn't find them, I did find Mr. baseball's gravesite - not even a clue for a letterbox! Outside the city is a pet cemetery - my first visit to one of them. I found the letterbox hidden there, and it had a great story about a pace horse who became a race horse and won lots of races! That was in the early 1900s.
On the way home, I stopped at another park where I walked around the lake to find two more letterboxes. the Nathaniel cole park is popular, well-maintained, and free! There are big washrooms, a big concession stand, lifeguards on the beach, boats to rent, and lots of picnic tables under the trees! A great place to spend a hot day and i will go back!