New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 56

Ask a Local Andy Deitsch grew up outside London but moved to the Capital Region as a teenager. He attended high school in Saratoga Springs, where he resettled with his wife in 2008. After working for General Electric Corp. for 26 years, he recently took early retirement, and is enjoying traveling all over the world with his wife to focus on his passions—scuba diving and photography. He has won several photography competitions and his images have been published in magazines around the world. Although he and his wife spend winters in Sarasota, Florida, they are happy to return to Saratoga Springs every spring and to live there through summer and fall. ” Saratoga Springs is a great little city to live in. I love being able to walk to the farmers’ market and to all the great restaurants in town. I also enjoy sitting at my favorite coffee shop on Broadway, just doing some people watching. When I first moved to the area when I was a kid, my family lived in Clifton Park, just south of Saratoga Springs. At that time, Route 9 wasn't very well developed; the only thing we only had there was the Clifton Country Mall. Today, it’s packed with hotels, restaurants and many shops. It's amazing to see how big it’s become. As a photographer, I like to get up early and photograph the horses training at the Oklahoma Training Track. I also like going to Lake George, where I scuba dive and practice my underwater photography. In the summer, we atoga always take our out-of-town FUN Sar Springs got its guests to the Saratoga Race CT FA 7 176 in t star Track. It's a great day out, a when Sir William Johnson, and everyone seems to have ian Ind the British war hero of to eled a fun time, especially if trav s, war ch and Fren e they win some money High Rock Spring with som betting on the races. We friendly Native American eral companions to use its min also take our guests to springs to treat his battle Saratoga State Park and let wounds. News of the spa’s people taste the waters of effectiveness spread quickly, the various natural springs e wer s ent and the first settlem located through- 6. 177 in e ther built out the city. 54 | New York By Rail ”