Today my daughter, Susan, drove up hwy 9N, me in the passenger seat, camera in hand. We had a great time. The road was two-laned, not much traffic and there was lots to see. More hills,
mountains, valleys, the river,
The Palisades rock formations, some cute little towns, fancy houses than I had figured on.
In Rockland County, there were a lot of rock quarries (do they mine rock?) Whatever!! This one is located in Haverstraw, New York.
Nearing West Point, we came to Bear Mountain State Park. Lots to do there but we'll have to come back some time to take all that in.
and Bear Mountain Bridge. This bridge was finished in 1924 and at that time was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Nineteen months later it lost it's title to a bridge in Pennsylvania.
Then there is the Army's military academy. We drove around, did no tours (I am lucky these days to drive around, not so great at walking).
This statue is of Thaddeus Kiseluszko. He designed the West Point garrison defenses during the height of the Revolutionary War. He also wrote the manuel about horse artillary which became an academy textbook.
Of course, I had to have my picture taken.
This is one of the many military statues found on West Point grounds.
The cadet cathedral is of Gothic Revival architecture. It has the largest chapel pipe organ in the world.
Doing what I love to do.... take pictures.
Some cadets doing military exercises.
Susan said this building reminded her of 'Hogwarts' in Harry Potter.
There is an Amtrak service that runs along the Hudson River. What a view you would have on that train. This is the same train line as featured in the movie "A Girl On The Train".
And, Michie Stadium. All I can say is Go Navy, Beat Army. (sorry all you army folks)