by Steve Pfanenstiel
September 28, 2011
It was the best of times. In looking back on our time in Schuylerville, docked at the Hudson Crossing Park, I think we had a great experience. The community really embraced us; from the welcome BBQ on Monday night, to the constant deliveries of ice, food (especially the apple cider donuts!) and well wishes. We truly felt welcomed.
The school children and other visitors to the Lois McClure and Urger seemed to enjoy the experience of seeing two so unique boats together at the same time. The weather was kindly to us and gave us unseasonably warm weather. Even the tiny insects (the dreaded “m” word) go into the act and welcomed us with much gusto. Take two days, add over 200 students and visitors, a dose of good weather and a great community, and you end up with a pretty great visit.
A friend of the Lois from Syracuse, Steve returns for his second year volunteering aboard.