Thursday, April 10, 2008

Here we go again

There's a cannon article in this week's Deerfield Valley News.

Evelyn, sitting at the Watervliet Arsenal, awaiting her fate

It's been a while since we've been in the papers. Looks like this is the start of another round in the press.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I'm a geek because...

...I brought--and used--my GPS on the train. But you know what really makes me a geek? Monitoring the following stats while on the train:

Overall avg. speed: 61.5
Moving avg. speed: 64.7
Maximum speed: 110 (holy crap!)
Total time: 2 hrs 6 mins.
Moving time: 2 hrs
Stopped time: 6 mins. 30 secs.

Also, I didn't spend a lot of time checking the elevation because most of the trip was right along the water's edge, but it was generally under 50 feet.

Is that geeky enough for you?

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Riding on the Hudson Line

Warning: this is picture heavy...

This is the third weekend in a row I've been travelling (after my classes, of course). This weekend's journey has taken me on an overnight trip to the exotic land of Albany, New York. (Yes, I'm such a globetrotter, ain't I?) We're having a unit meeting tomorrow morning at the arsenal. Instead of driving, I opted for taking Amtrak.

Unfortunately, it was a bit overcast, so I lost light earlier than I would have liked, but there was still some wonderful riverfront scenery to be shot.

The George Washington Bridge...

...up close.

West Point Military Academy

Pretty sky when the sun tries to peek out.

Bannerman's Castle (A castle in the Hudson River. Who knew?)

Yes, I brought my GPS (and the suction cup window thingy for it) with me. I'm such a geek!

But even the sock enjoyed knowing exactly where it was...

Fortunately, this breathtaking sunset came out of that drab overcast sky.

I hope the sky was beautiful wherever you were today!