Monday, July 7, 2008

Seen From a Train

I took the train to Albany, New York, this afternoon for a two-day USGS-sponsored meeting of State GIS coordinators. The train was no more expensive than flying and it was easier and more comfortable to take the train from Wilmington than to drive to BWI or Philly and deal with the full airport drill.

The second part of the trip was a ride up the east side of the Hudson River. It was late afternoon and I had a nice view of the river and the many bridges that cross it between New York City and Albany.

Despite the dirtiness of the window I was next to, I decided to spend the trip grabbing what photos I could. There was a series of bridges, there were boats, a castle, and views of the river.

It was a very pleasant few hours.

6 comments:

Tom said...

Mike,

Tom Trowbridge, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I saw your name on an old blog about our former haunts, WGMD.

I left a very honest message! Then I saw your name mentioned.

I have had a very, VERY interesting life--sounds like you have, too.

If you'd like to get in touch, please email: NYCorNM@gmail.com...or phone, 505-982-1215.

Best to you and your family!

Peace,
Tom

Curt Rogers said...

Mike,

Thanks for checking out While Walking Duncan. As Lori at Fermented Fur said, we've been wondering for quite a while why no one in Delaware would take notice of us, despite the best of intention and our hard work.

I wrote a post about our battles to finally claim your state, which ended the moment you checked us out. In gratitude I wrote a post about your contribution to the effort and referred people to your Musings and your Gratitudes, which I love immensely (although I'm sad to see you haven't added to them lately). I hope you don't mind.

You can continue to follow the mindful trompings of my dog and me at www.whilewalkingduncan.blogspot.com.

Thanks for everything. I'll sleep better tonight knowing Lori and I have finally conquered the entire country!

Curt

Mike Mahaffie said...

You are quite welcome, Curt. I hate to see another blog un-visited by Delaware.

I'm afraid I didn't have the discipline to keep up the Gratitudes.

Greg said...
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Greg said...

What a fantastic image! I've always been taken with this bridge, though I usually see it from above. Great angle, beauty sky!

Train travel, still the best way to go!

LetGoThePast Blog said...

Hi there! I am interested in one thing, of course if that's not too much to ask could you please tell us where you grew up?

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