Friday was a beautiful, sunny day and we headed north to tour a little of the Thousand Islands Region. Did I mention before this is where Thousand Island Dressing was invented? We drove to the town of Clayton which sits on the St. Lawrence Seaway. The blue sky, blue river and white snow make it enchanting. Although, if I’m not mistaken, Grandma Betty was trying to imagine sand instead of snow.
Birthhouse of GEN Mark Clark
We drove along the St. Lawrence Seaway until we came to Lake Ontario and one of our favorite towns: Sackets Harbor. We’ve not had a bad meal there yet and Friday was no exception. We ate at the Tin Pan Galley Restaurant and all four of us loved our meals. I’m always thrilled when a restaurant has more than one vegetarian option.
We also found the birthplace of GEN Mark W. Clark at Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor. Madison Barracks was built in 1816 and was an active Army post until 1945 when it closed. Soldiers from Madison Barracks started training in the Ft. Drum area in 1907 and that was the beginning of what is now Ft. Drum. Both FM and I know a lot of GEN Clark’s history and went to his burial spot at The Citadel in Charleston so it was interesting to see where he was born. GEN Clark was in WWI, WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was the president of The Citadel from 1954 to 1965.
Sackets Harbor is on our regular tour for visitors ~ we like any excuse to visit there 🙂