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Sandra Scott Travels: It’s The Season To Take In A Haunting – Or Two

Plenty of spirits linger around Fort Ontario's cemetery.

The Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany is a sprawling brick building built in 1827 as The Genesee County Poor Farm and in the 1950s it was a county home and infirmary. Over the years, people reported strange occurrences of the paranormal kind. It was declared the “Second Most Haunted Place in the United States” by Haunted North America and has been featured on many TV shows. Forts are often places with hauntings and Fort Ontario is no exception.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Enjoy The View at Letchworth State Park

View of Middle Falls from Glen Iris

Letchworth State Park is located 35 miles southwest of Rochester and 60 miles southeast of Buffalo in Livingston and Wyoming counties. The park is roughly 17 miles long, covering 14,350 acres of land along the Genesee River with three major waterfalls and several lesser ones. The largest is 107 feet high. The canyon was carved by the river over thousands of years with some of the cliffs nearly 600 feet above the river. John and I have been to Letchworth several times and it is at its loveliest in the fall.

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Sandra Scott Travels: There’s So Much To See and Do In Bangkok

The Temple of Dawn

John and I have been to Bangkok many times. It is a great destination but also a connecting city to other destinations in Asia. There is no city quite like Bangkok. We have several favorite things to see and do. The Temple of Dawn, Wat (Thai for temple) Arum is located on the “other side” of the river so it is not always on a typical tour as it is located across the Chao Phraya River from most of the favorite tourist destinations.

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Sandra Scott Travels: There Is Miles and Miles To See and Do On Route 20

A view of Cazenovia Lake

Route 20 is the longest road in the United States starting in Kenmore Square in Boston, Massachusetts, and ending in Newport, Oregon. It is 3,365 miles from coast to coast. Each state, working alone and in conjunction with adjoining states, is trying to promote the road to the benefit of all the towns, villages, accommodations, restaurants and tourist attractions along the way. What they need is a TV show and a song similar to the one about Route 66.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Schools Are Rather Similar World-Wide

An English lesson in Thailand

There are many places where students go to school six days a week including the school I visited near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Interestingly, they only have classes five of the days. On Thursdays they clean the school and work in the garden where they grow food that is used for their lunch. When I entered the fourth grade classroom all the students stood up. After greeting them, I said that they could be seated. My guide said, “No, they must stay standing as a sign of respect to their guests.”

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Sandra Scott Travels: Enjoy One Of The Finest Hotels In Oswego County – In Altmar

the Tailwater Lodge

John and I loved many things about Tailwater Lodge. I love old buildings that have found new life as something entirely different. Such is the case of the Altmar Elementary School. This is the third school turned hotel we have stayed at, but the only one that is not even remotely recognizable as a former school. School-to-hotel is not a quantum leap.

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Sandra Scott Travels: There’s Plenty To Do In ‘The Miracle on the Han River’

Secret Garden

Seoul is the bustling capital city of South Korea and an excellent gateway city to the rest of South Korea and Asia. The techie, prosperous city has been called “The Miracle on the Han River” due to its transformation from the destruction caused during the Korean War to a thriving city. These are my favorite things to do in Seoul.

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Sandra Scott Travels: A Real Sweet Time In Boston

From bean to the bar

Whenever John and I visit a new area we check to see if they have free tours, Global Greeters, culinary experiences and/or chocolate tours. While the culinary experience and chocolate tours are not free they add an interesting facet to our travels. When we were in Boston we signed up for the Back Bay Chocolate tour offered by Boston Chocolate Tours, (www.bostonchocolatetours.com). It is just one of their tours. They also offer shopping that includes chocolate stops and cupcake tours. It is all yummy.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Take A Stroll Through Oswego’s Peace Garden

Oswego's Peace Garden

It is so easy to drive by places day after day and not notice what is along the way. In my case it was the 1812 Peace Garden on Oswego’s Leotta-Seaway Trail Park. I knew about the War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail because when John and I were in Batavia we visited theirs. It is only right that there is one in Oswego where so many significant events of the “Forgotten War” took place. Oswego’s was developed in 2003 by City Engineer Anthony a. Loetta, the Jay Saternow family and several community volunteers.

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Oswego State women’s soccer team ends season with a win

The Oswego State women’s soccer team capped off its regular season with a 3-1 victory over Cortland on Saturday afternoon at Laker Soccer Field. With the win, Oswego improves to 6-7-3 on the year and 3-3-3 in conference play. Despite the win, Oswego was eliminated from SUNYAC Championship contention with Plattsburgh’s 4-1 win over Brockport.

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Mary Leotta, 95

Mary Leotta, 95, of Fulton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday October 24, 2014, at Oswego Hospital, Oswego.

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Elisha James Brindisi, infant

Elisha James Brindisi, infant son of Alyssa and Sean Brindisi, passed away at Oswego Hosptial, Oswego, on Friday October 24, 2014.

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Robert S. Pederson, 80

Robert S. Pederson, 80, of Fulton, passed away Friday October 24, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

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Barbara A. Donahue, 78

Barbara A. Donahue, 78, a resident of Smith Beach, Oswego, passed away Friday October 24, 2014, at her home.

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