Uncle Sam Boat Tour
The best time to take in the sights of Alexandria Bay is in early autumn, after the tourist season, and the kids have returned to school. I try to get a trip on the St. Lawrence River at least once a year, through Uncle Sam Boat Tours. On this day, I chose the Two Island Nation tour. Over two hours long, it is entertaining and educational. I have taken these tours about a dozen times and I learn something new about the region every time.
Riley’s on the River
I chose this restaurant for lunch because it was in close proximity to the Uncle Sam Boat Tours. The food here is what I would call simple elegance. I ordered a shrimp cocktail appetizer and four collassal shrimp appeared in glass vessels that also contained horseradish sauce with big chunks of lobster meat! I shared them with my three lunch partners. Next, the Caesar salad was raised to the next level by searing a whole head of romaine lettuce with the grilled chicken breast. This was as delicious as it was a work of art with sliced red onion, Parmesan cheese and dressing served on the side. I have never had such a tasty Caesar salad!
After our delicious lunch, we decided to walk off some of the calories by visiting the local shoppes. The one that resonated with me was a local mystical shop that held a variety of artisan pieces and hand-crafted jewelry. You can always find a good bargain in autumn, and this was no exception.
We left Alexandria Bay with fitting souvenirs, full bellies, and happy hearts. I will definitely be returning next year.
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