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Capitol of Vermont

This morning, I left New York for Vermont. The trees are just starting to change! Mtl-Marc met me at the capitol and signed my hood. Thanks, Marc!!

On to New Hampshire, and Maine!

New York State Capitol

New York State Capitol

New York State Capitol

Visited Albany, New York today. Took photos of the downtown area. Then I drove to Amsterdam, NY – and Julie took me to the Windmill Diner for dinner.

Driving to New York’s State Capitol

This morning, I bid Raul goodbye. Raul is the executive chef at a restaurant called Swanky Bubbles, which has a location in Center City Philadelphia, and also a location in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Raul’s car was broken when I left, it is still broken, hence the “fix me”

I drove through NJ, and stopped by sciroccojim’s place to drop off a rear seat I had carried from echassin in Chicago to here. Jim bought me lunch at the Cafe California.

Now I’m in NY, heading for Albany.

Trip to New York

It just happened that my grandpa was going up to New York to see the Queen Elizabeth 2 leave New York. This is the second-to-last time that it will be here before it retires to Dubai, the last time is in October, so the light will be gone on departure, so the best photos will be today.

We got into a 2000 Subaru Forrester, and I drove us up the NJturnpike up to Staten Island, New York. We took the ferry across, and then took the subway up Manhattan. We went to the pier area, and took a small ferry across to Weehauken, NJ to take pictures from a higher vantage point.

The QE2 was parked next to the Crystal Symphony at the pier, but the Symphony was not scheduled to depart until later tonight. We took photos with my camera, and my grandpa’s Nikon D40x.

Then we got back on the ferry, and took the subway down to Little Italy. There was a street festival. it was called the Feast of San Gennaro, and it happens every year.  We ate dinner at Benito II – a great true Italian restaurant that is a tradition for us in New York visits.