Sunday, June 24, 2012
Well, Yesterday I woke up bright and early:
For a 6:05 departure to New York City. I Know, you're saying
My ride is setting on Track 3:
Not bad inside:
Zipping along at 100 Mph:
That ws probably the big problem coming down - the speed was fast enough you couldn't pan and there was a lot of scenery to look at.
We did slow down when we got close: Hudson Palisades
I got off at Penn Station, and hopped on the 3 train and got off in Tribeca. some walking and viola:
It turns out, you need advance resevration to tour the 9/11 site, so I kept on walking.
I finally made to Battery Park, and got in line for the Ferry:
I did have reservations for this and got there early. The line was pretty fast (about 20 minutes) and we were on our way:
There she is:
I next went over to Ellis Island and Had lunch:
Did someone say Bicycles?
The Cruise Line said to allow for up to 5 hours, It took me about 2. Back to Battery Park:
With a lot of time to kill, I went back to the 9/11 memorial and got a ticket for 4:00. The only problem was my train was supposed to go back to albany at 5:00.
So I did plan "B":
42nd St and Times square. I still had some time left, but my shorts were making me sore, so I sat down for a while at the McDonalds, and came up with:
I was told by a hawker outside that it was a two hour wait. I suspect she was trying to sell me an express pass. It was about 30 minutes.
From the 86th Floor. East:
There's an extra charge to go up to the 101st floor, bUt I didn't go.
Back to Albany:
Did I enjoy? Yes, Bit I'm not sure I would want to live there. If your'e thinking about, make plans and be flexable. The subway is not that scary, and most folks are willing to help you out.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
I was debating what to do yesterday, I finally decided on the Harlem Valley Rail trail, in Columbia and Dutchess counties: I turned aorund a Copake Falls: Getting really close to New York: There's actually two sections to the trail. I drove between the sections: back on the bike: Amenia (latin for Pleasing to the Eye), NY. I agree: One of the ways you can tell if you are in Upstate or Downstate is how close are you to a New York City Commuter Train: End of the Line: Back home on the Taconic State Parkway: I was going to the walkway across the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, but ran out of time. Today, I went down to Martin Van Buren's House in Kinderhook:
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I started to do a ride last morning. it was nice at the start: and I got into a new county: with pretty views: but on the way back, my back wheel started to go thump, thump at slow speed. Sounds like it time for a new wheel. Today, I still had some sinus issues, so I stayed in all day. Did get a lot of stuff done.
Sunday, June 03, 2012
the weather has looked this all weekend: not good for anything execept for cogitiating and dreaming. I started work on new book (I know, swapping horses in the middle of the streamed) and largely sat around and dreamed and hoped that I can make all of this come true. Always another grand adventure in the lfie of Jana Lingo.