Did you all know I was lost? I didn't. But about 2 weeks ago, I got several emails from high school friends, to whom I'd not spoken in the better part of 30+ years, declaring that they were glad they'd found me. Turns out I didn't go to the 30th class reunion. I didn't receive a notice about it, because someone decided I'd moved to Utah and changed my name. For the record, I've never stopped in Utah, and last traversed the state in about 1975. It just doesn't appeal to me. But at least I've been found! And here I am, with 4 of the 5 people who found me!
So, since these ladies wanted to get together, I found a lovely cruise on the Hudson River. For the one or 2 of you who are somewhere NYC, this is a beautiful afternoon journey, leaving from Newburgh, New York. If you've ever crossed the Hudson River on I-84, you've crossed the Newburgh Bridge. It's pretty long and high. It doesn't look as big from below.
This is Bannerman Island. It was built to be an arsenal for NYC, and the man who did so wanted his arsenal to be a castle. I'm thinking of taking the little boys for a cruise that includes a walking tour of this island. Don't you think boys would find this way too cool for words?
I think the captain said George Washington hung out here, but I've sort of forgotten. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful place.
The river's wide and beautiful.
There was even a tugboat moving a barge. I'd never have guessed!
And, of course, no tour of the Hudson is complete without seeing West Point. Their sentiments are clear, aren't they?
Hope you're all enjoying the end of your holiday weekend! We plan more burgers, more watermelon, more quiet interrupted only by fireworks. Thor will not be amused.