Travel Blogs from Poughkeepsie
We had a beautiful warm summer day to do a 50 mile cruise down a section of the Hudson River. The Catskill Mountains were in our western view most of the way. We took on about 120 gallons of Valvtech Diesel about halfway. While swimming in the refreshing pool we met a nice couple on the Rainbow Connection from Coxackie NY. They brought us fresh made brownies and pleasant conversation after dinner. ...
Drove to FDR's home, museum and Presidential library. Along the way saw Bannerman's Castle. He was a munitions dealer in the 1940's. Drove through Sleep Hollow, NY but no Ickabod.
The FDR estate was beautiful just undergoing a 35 Million dollar renovation last year. His house is well preserved and the museum is full of artifacts. We didn't get to see Val-Kill or top cottage, two other ...
Hut 2... 3... 4... Visited West Point military academy for a look around. Probably not going there... But very cool looking around with the outstanding views and prestigious schedules. PJ
I really enjoyed the campus it is very compact and very peaceful by the Hudson River. Lots of stone buildings and signs saying go Army beat Navy. I need to work on my push-ups and cadence songs if I want to go there though. ...
... you again! The climb up "Stair way to heaven", as I was told it was called by a local hiker we met on the climb up, was fun and brutal at the same time! There were some great views - even in the dark. The night hike ended at 11:11pm. We found a flat/soft.......perfect campsite, it made the long hike tonight (well, a tad under 4 miles - but that long/steep climb up in the dark - made it seem like a longer hike.) well worth the effort...........and later this ...
... got to share this experience with my wife, kids and parents. I hope the kids remember what they learned and what they saw on this journey as much as i will.
This was a trip of a lifetime and I am so grateful that we seized the opportunity and did it. Teddy was amazing from how he planned every detail in only a month's time to how he drove almost every mile to how he set up and broke down the camper ...
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