We're preparing for a snow storm this afternoon, but this morning the sun was out. Sadly, I myself had not been out -- "out" as in outdoors -- for more than a week, laid low by an intestinal infection that was painful enough in itself, but the combination of prescribed antibiotics added nausea to the abdominal pain and general malaise. But at least the drugs must be doing their job, since I felt well enough today to venture out for a brief walk in my Saratoga Springs neighborhood. Luckily, my neighborhood includes Congress Park just a block away. And located in Congress Park are several mineral springs, whose waters are said to promote good health. So off I ventured to "take the waters," hoping their beneficial tonics might spur my complete recovery.
Continuing on, I next passed this grand Victorian building that housed a lively casino during Saratoga's gambling and society-hot-spot heyday back in the 19th Century. Still called The Casino, the building now houses the Saratoga History Museum and offers luxurious event space for weddings and other elaborate affairs.