Iâ€™m just back from an hour long walk in the neighborhood. I walked around our block. Because we live in a somewhat rural area, walking around the block is nearly five miles. I feel great after the exercise.Â
Iâ€™ve mentioned before that power lines criss-cross our area. We are near the geographical center of the state and many of the higher voltage power lines come together here to a couple of large switching stations. Power from Niagara Falls, southern QuÃ©bec and a number of local power plants of various shapes and sizes gets distributed to other parts of the region from here.Â
These guys bring power in from Niagara Falls.
There are spacers along the lines. When you walk under the lines you can hear snapping, crackling and popping noises coming from the spacers.
Not too far from our property is the railroad line that goes from Utica to just south of Old Forge in the Adirondacks. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is a popular tourist attraction, especially at this time of year. Leaf peepers love to peep at the brilliant autumn colors one finds in the Adirondacks.
During my walk I was stopped by six different vehicles. Apparently there is a big Pop Warner football game at the local town park but folks didnâ€™t know where the park was located. I gave them directions that would be easy to remember. I hope they have a good time up there at the game.