Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rainy day...

So I reworked my trip to travel through Brockport to the Chase branch there and stumbled across the Erie Canal -- at work! It's just a block away.
It's been nicely laid out in this area...

...and the bridge is a major passageway... when boat traffic comes up...

...alarms sound and the lights go red and the bridge begins to rise... the boat can pass under...

...and head down to the next bridge to do it, again.

Then the bridge lowers and traffic continues, and it takes close to ten minutes.

That boat, btw, was from Alexandria, VA...and I wonder if they came up the Mississippi, because it was heading east.

After this, I drove into Rochester...which is not a very pretty town, especially considering the river that supposedly runs through the middle of it was dammed up and only half was of any depth while the rest was as deep as the LA River in a drought. "Sticky Lips" had okay barbecued brisket...though they cut it really thick...but their main sauce is sweet instead of tangy. Not bad, but I've had better at Rudy's, a chain in Texas that has this nice "bite you back" sauce and they slice their brisket by the weight and thin. Plus, "Sticky Lips" was right by a massive rail yard and industrial area and not conducive to sticking around (pun intended).

So I came home and will do some work and get back to POS.

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