...and I am very happy there.

...and I am very happy there.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Favorite Places

My husband and I live in upstate New York near the Hudson River. We are 100 miles north of New York City in the beautiful Hudson Valley. We were fortunate enough to grow up here. Over the years, we have hiked many trails along the river and visited many of the unique mansions built along it. (More blogs to come on these mansions.)

Last week we stopped to visit a place we discovered during the winter. We wanted to revisit the area to see how it changed for the summer season. We were not disappointed.

Esopus Meadows is a small picnic area on the west side of the river, south of where we live. Picnic tables and benches allow you to sit and watch the river activity.
If you are lucky, you may get to see a tugboat pushing a barge up or down the river or a tour boat cruising along. These cruises allow you to see the lighthouses in the area close up. My personal favorite is to watch the sail boats glide along the water.
You can also explore the water's edge for nature's beauty.

Like the stream in my backyard growing up, the river provides a place of respite, time to experience God's creation, and a place to refresh and restore. Go ahead take some time to click on the photos and enlarge them to see the detail. I have enclosed some music to experience it with the music of Phil Keaggy's Addison's Walk. So click the arrow on the link below and then go back and double click on the photos to see them up close (then hit the back arrow to return).

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