DAY TRIPPER – WEST POINT

Nov 8, 2015by tracey Comments

Don’t ask why, but somehow today I ended up spending a few hours at West Point.   No, we were not looking for Ben Carson’s paperwork for and the whole #WestPoint did not lead me there either.  It was actually Taylor who wanted to go.  She never asks for things like that. She never says things like “Hey, let’s spend the afternoon at West Point.”  But for those of you with kids who are mostly out of the nest, any time they want to hang out with you is a gift.  So I had the car ready at noon and Taylor, Linnea who I refer to as my third daughter (as she has been around as much as my own for over a decade) and I took off for West Point.

It’s very pretty.  Not sure what I was expecting. It sits on a beautiful spot on the Hudson River.  The leaves were in full fall blaze. We wandered a bit, took some photos, had lunch in the town and drove home.

It was pretty quiet there.  Not sure where they all go on Sunday.

It would not have been  a place I would have thought of going to, but I am very happy we went.

As we headed down the Henry Hudson Parkway home, we were busily planning our next outing.

As you drive through this is what you see on one side.
As you drive through this is what you see on one side.
This has nothing to do with West Point, but it's that little white spot you see on the hill.
This has nothing to do with West Point, but it’s that little white spot you see on the hill.

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Explains the statue.

The West Point Club.
The West Point Club.
No idea what this is, but two whole place looks a lot like this. Very safe feeling.
No idea what this is, but two whole place looks a lot like this. Very safe feeling.
The library.
The library.

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libraty acorosssoccer - 1

Housing.
Housing.

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soccer2 cannon - 1

shooting things

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tree - 1

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hudson library sign - 1 (1)

The famous spot you see from the campus.
The famous spot you see from the campus.
The way it was.
The way it was.
The side of a bench. Not a bad reminder.
The side of a bench. Not a bad reminder.