Chapter 10.97 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany (continued)
Continued from 10.96- but precious little sleep for me that night – indeed. cannot sleep at all lately – don’t signify – must get home soon. These round, flat-backed-gentry plague poor Eliza almost to death!! Obliged to turn out upon the floor to get rid of them – not the first time either!
At 5 this morning, found ourselves at Syracuse having come 36 miles during the night. This is certainly the least fatiguing mode of travelling to some people. Syracuse is a very pretty town indeed. Took an excellent breakfast – cars to be ready at 6 – thinking we had 15 minutes to spend, we walked with a Syracusian to the summit of a high hill to see the beauties of his town. Had a full view of it and the surrounding country – particularly the salt works which cover many acres of land. Their thatched coverings give a curious appearance. Oneida Lake lay in the distance, the town of Liverpool on its banks. Also Salina Lake, where the water is raised for evaporation in the salt works.
Err we were aware our 15 minutes had passed, and we were within a straw of being too late. Had to run for it! How we got in don’t know -- I was muddied! Eliza almost squeezed to a mummy with a cart! Papa’s umbrella was at the...continues on 10.98
 Now Lake Onondaga.