Monday, July 23, 2007

Scenic Kingston

A few weeks ago, we dropped our daughter off for a summer college program. For two weeks, she would study art and literature and we would try and amuse ourselves without her. Sounds like a win-win situation to me!

We decided to explore the area and try to take pictures of lighthouses*. We were hoping to take a boat ride, but the boat sank earlier this year. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. We decided to walk along the river to see if we could catch a glimpse of the lighthouse. On our walk, we kept seeing these metal things sticking out of the ground. We were baffled as to their function until we saw this one:

I learned something new that day.

We walked for about an hour before we came upon a beach. It was hysterical to see this little patch of riverbank with sand dumped onto it. There was even a paid lifeguard. We didn't feel compelled to take off our shoes and wade in the pristine waters of the Hudson River.

I assure you that it looks prettier than it smelled.

After our walk, we went on to explore some local wineries and then met with some friends for dinner. It was a beautiful start to our two weeks of kidlessness.

*We never did see that lighthouse.


The Calico Cat said...

When on vacation in Boston, we took a side trip to maine - just to see lighthouses - I fared a bit better than you but just barely. I was about to only see the beacon!

Hershey on Sunday?

Marla said...

Wow! Don't you love America?!?! Who would've thought those things were fire hydrants?!?! LOL!!!

Eileen said...

Who'd have thought they'd have a Hudson River beach? Seems a bit surreal to me. At least you were upriver from the power
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