Stacey Loscalzo

Jun 27

A Step Back in Time

by Stacey

IMG_2294Caroline had a soccer tournament this weekend in Albany (well, really Schenectady, well really Scotia) but the point is, it was far away. Caroline joined a new club this summer and with the increased rigor of this club comes increased travel. This weekend’s tournament was already the second of the summer. Caroline and Rob went to the first tournament on their own but this time, we decided we should all go to support her and because if not, we were going to have a lot of weekends apart which made us sad.

Traveling two hours to watch two soccer games was tough to see to Katherine so I promised her an adventure, telling her that at some point during the day, we would leave the field and explore. I wasn’t sure what I would find in Scotia, NY. In fact, I never had heard of Scotia until we arrived but I figured we could find something interesting. Truth be told, I had imagined a lake or a waterfall or a park but instead, we found a library.

We drove away from the field to find ice coffee and adventure and as we left Dunkin Donuts, I spotted the library above. This tiny building, erected in the 1700’s, houses a few small rooms and many, many books.

Initially, it felt like a step back in time. The children’s department had a Fisher Price school house and Playskool puzzles that had to be as old as I am.


IMG_2298But they also had shelves and shelves of books.

IMG_2297I’m not sure where our next tournament will take us but we certainly enjoyed our first adventure.



  1. Leah says:

    What an amazing find! I’d love to go there.

  2. Amy says:

    I blog hopped to your site after hearing you on WSIRN and had to laugh to see this picture of a library in my community!  You should’ve skipped Dunkin and gone to Jumpin Jacks instead:)

    • Stacey says:

      Amy, That is so funny! We really had no idea where we were going and it was so hot, I was drawn like a magnet to DD ice coffee! What a pretty place to live!!

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