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Any updates for 2023? Great list. Love when you're on with Steve Byk (too infrequently!)
Chuck, thanks for the great list. I just wanted to let you that your former boss, The Chief, was one of the nicest people that I’ve ever met. I had the great fortune of ending up at an adjoining table to Mr Jerkens, in that old Italian restaurant in the mansion out on Route 50. It only took a “Hello” for the Chief to become your best friend. He spoke to us for about twenty minutes before we remembered that our food was getting cold. He might have been the greatest trainer to ever live, but, in my mind, he was a better person. He passed but is survived but all of the human beings that he touched.
What an absolutely terrific list. 25 things to do, plus anecdotal facts, figures, and historical background on places to visit. Started going to Saratoga in 1968 and this list causes my mouth to water as I contemplate one more visit.
A lifetime of homework done on this !!!
Working on it! Should be out by Monday. Should be on w/BYK again soon too. Probably next week when he returns from Monmouth
Battle(s) of Saratoga, 1777, ranked among the 10 most important battles in WORLD history, not just US. It convinced the French to intervene on the side of the colonists, without which there is a good possibility the US might not have come into being. Remind me never to tell you of any secret spots we locals go to.
Excellent list! I’ve enjoyed many of them
Great list. It almost makes me want to go to Saratoga.