So,………… we’re cruising up the Northway just outside Albany. I’m reading the Times while Liz drives…. and talks of stopping in Saratoga. We’ve often stopped at Gallagher’s for lunch on the way to the Adirondacks. I finally figured out she was talking about playing the slots as respite.. “Oh, what will you do though..?” I’m deep in the business section (Circuits on Thursday!) as we start to pass Exit 13 out in the passing lane. Having waited for exact right moment, I threw out: “I don’t know why you don’t stop for an hour or so?”; we’re crossing the travel lane, heading for the exit! Wow, such quick reaction.. and no accident either.
We’ve stopped before, but I never realized the Casino was right next to the track. Trotters were exercising. So after Liz went inside, I pulled over to the south end of the track in the parking lot. What a great view of the action. And the clippity/clop of horse was terrific. Luke even listened for 30 seconds before going back to sleep. I tried to remember whether I’d EVER seen Trotters race; perhaps 30 years ago.
Anyway, it was a great noontime stop in the Journey. And my bride of 43 years came back with a $100 win!! You can’t beat that number 13 Exit!