May 15, 2013: Day 6 – East Bound and Down

Above is today’s trip map created using my Trimble Outdoors Navigator iPhone app.
Click the link above for a bigger map.

We left New Haven this morning and met up with another friend for coffee. We couldn’t resist stopping off at the Big Dipper in Prospect for some ice cream!

The Big Dipper - Prospect, Connecticut

then we started northwest through Connecticut, meandering on a mix of state and US routes into Massachusetts on US 7. We picked up 23, which crossed into New York. In Craryville, we found the Chief Martindale Diner. Cool spot and great food; but the owner is very touchy about photos. I asked the waitress if it was Ok to take a few shots, she said no problem, but then came back out, saying the chef/owner didn’t want any photos being taken. Hmmm…

Chief Martindale Diner, SR 23, Craryville, New York

Chief Martindale Diner, SR 23, Craryville, New York

We continued on 23/23B until we reached Hudson, New York. Along the way, I’d post things to friends and family on Facebook and at this point, my cousin Leigh suggested that we visit Olana, which was the Persian style home of artist Frederic Edwin Church. Glad we stopped! Even though the building was closed, the site was open and had beautiful views of the Hudson.

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New YorkWe continued north along US 9/ SR 9J along the Hudson River as the sun set.

Hudson River - train tracks along SR 9J

View of the Hudson River from Schodack State Park at Sunset

We booked a Priceline hotel, and ended up with the west side of Schenectady.

As we crossed into Albany, I saw a neat theatre called the Palace that I had to test out the HDR camera on!

Palace Theatre - Albany, New York

We made our way to the hotel and got some sleep. Tomorrow, on to Lake George!

Pat & Jennifer

Today’s Photographs

Below is a slideshow of all of today’s photos. Click any photo to stop the slideshow and view the photos on my Flickr site.

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