Monday, November 30, 2009
Found: A REALLY High Bridge.
Alice, The Human Male, and I arrived back home from our Thanksgiving trip to New York on Sunday evening. We had a super terrific time-- we ate a lot, did a lot, saw a lot of friends and family, and had a ton of fun. It was a great way to kick off the holiday season.
One of the best things we did was visit the brand new Walkway Over the Hudson in The Human Male's hometown of Poughkeepsie. There's an old set of train tracks that span the Hudson River, and in the mid-70s, there was a fire that took out the tracks. The metal structure has stood there since then, basically decaying. Then last month (after years of planning and renovating), it opened as the highest pedestrian walkway in the world (212 feet up).
I should note that it's not even remotely as scary as it sounds. The Human Male went last month and explained it to me, and I had the image that it was as wide as one train track, and something akin to those walkways you see going over highways and busy streets. Talking to other people, this is the common perception. In reality, it's about two trains wide and extremely sturdy. There were a ton of people on it (jumping, running, walking) and it wasn't even remotely shaky.
I absolutely loved it. We went a couple of times: first, after dinner on Thanksgiving, and then on a run the next morning. On Thanksgiving, we were there right around sunset and it was absolutely gorgeous. The Mid-Hudson Bridge is beautiful most days, but with the sunset... wow.
Alice loved it, too. She was so excited to get out and walk around on it, and lots of people told her she was cute.
Additionally, a really nice couple stopped us and told us that they had a puggle, too. Yet another case of puggle-lovers being fabulous people.