12-Aug-2004 -- We took a road trip from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada to visit our daughters - one in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. and one in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is one of fourteen successful confluence visits along the way.
The town of LeRoy is on Route 5, 5 km (3 miles) south of the New York Turnpike. The confluence is on a residential street in the outskirts of the town. It is on the pavement of West Bergen Road near the house shown in most of the other visits. This large house is divided into apartments. While we were zeroing in on the confluence, a talkative freckle faced boy about 6 or 7 years old came out of the house to ride his bike. It wasn't long before he discovered us: "What are you doing?" Are you taking pictures of the cars?" Why is your dog barking at me?" "Are you a policeman?" "Is that a camera?" "Is that a phone?" "Watch this trick I can do on my bike." "Want to see what else I can do?" We watched his bicycle tricks then Alan gave him a Canada flag pin and he rode off.
At 23 E Main Street (also Route 5) we found historic LeRoy House, headquarters of The Historical Society. The informational sign in front says: "Le Roy House built before 1812 as a land office for the triangle tract. Deeded to Union Free School district 1911." Behind it is the JELL-O Museum/Gallery In 1897, Pearle Wait, a carpenter in LeRoy, was putting up a cough remedy and laxative tea in his home. He experimented with gelatine and came up with a fruit flavored dessert which his wife, May, named Jell-O. A few photos taken along Main Street rounded off our visit to LeRoy.