Approximately 1,510 miles after leaving Fargo, I have arrived in Saratoga Springs.
Prior to leaving Farmington, we gave ourselves a mini tour of Finger Lakes racetrack. Although there was no racing, and I'm not even sure if they had morning training or if it was a dark day because we arrived so late, it was still a lovely little track. It was neatly constructed and beautifully landscaped with careful attention taken to the presentation and the gardening. I would love to visit on a day the track runs races.
From there it was a pretty uneventful drive to Saratoga Springs. My idea of being great car company for my poor mother was reading her random pieces of horse racing news and singing loudly and terribly to Taylor Swift songs. I think I missed my calling and I should have entered the music industry. The difference would be that people would pay me not to sing.
As the landscape transformed into beautiful rolling hills blanketed by trees, my anticipation grew. It seemed as though each town we passed as we inched closer to Saratoga Springs had its own unique charm. My experience with New York State is limited, but this area is certainly a scenic region.
And finally ... we made it! The charisma of Saratoga Springs has already far surpassed my expectations. From the little bit I've seen so far, the city is the true definition of class. I can't wait to get started at Saratoga, and I truly believe that the best is yet to come.
Annise Monplaisir, a management communication and international studies student at North Dakota State University in Fargo, will intern this summer at The Saratoga Special. Fargo to Saratoga was a daily update about her trip from the upper Midwest to upstate New York and it appears on her blog, Annise's Anecdotes.
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