My name is Barbara Cross-Krauz, and after proudly serving nearly twenty-two years in the U.S. Navy, I moved my family to Ogdensburg, New York.  Located directly on New img_1888York State’s international border with Canada, Ogdensburg is the only U.S. city on the St. Lawrence Seaway.  This sleepy little city actually has a lot to offer.  It boasts an international seaport and airport. We also have a bridge to Canada, which puts us about an hour from the Canadian capital city of Ottawa.

Ogdensburg and its surrounding areas offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern day living.  The people here are fun-loving and resilient. I will be exploring the entire region, with a light-hearted approach to joyful and healthy living from my perch upon the St. Lawrence River.  I invite you to join me in spreading the good word about the North Country Region of New York State and life on the St. Lawrence River.

Barb, The River Blogger (Btrb)



  1. I was recommended to follow you as I too love on The River! My husband & I live near Kring Point. The River is the most special & beautiful place in the whole wide world.

    Retired Navy Veteran, thank you for your service!!

  2. I agree with everything you wrote. As you like, as indeed I do, learning, you are not going to mind my explanation about the use of the word “alternative”. There is no plural to this word, it comes from Latin and means you eider do this or that. The alternative has just those two solutions and for that reason is never in plural form.


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