Warren and I had a wonderful time in Albany today.
It is a great city.
We loved the spaciousness of this New York Capitol.
It was kind of amusing the night before when at dinner we
asked our waitress what she would recommend to tourists
for something to do.
Her eyes opened wide and she apologetically assured
us that there was nothing to do in the area.
She left our table and returned a few minutes later to
let us know that she had asked around and everyone agreed.
Nothing to do.....
Well, that was a challenge to this fun loving girl.
We had breakfast at the "shiny" diner.
There are two diners close by and when I suggested the
diner Warren asked which one?
We settled on the "shiny one".
It sits on a traffic circle so they were
apparently not feeling particularly inventive
the day they needed a name
and it became The Circle Diner.
After a delicious meal
we headed to the big city and see what
we could see.
The first thing we found was the Visitor Center.
It was very conveniently located and well marked.
It is a historic building that was purchased and restored.
We learned that there are few things that Albany holds
There are a lot of references to beer but
we found our visit to this center to be
As was the young lady working at the desk.
Turns out she is an artist on Etsy too.
She does watercolors.
Can't wait to check out her shop.
Anyway....we then went looking for the
Empire State Plaza.
We found it and eventually figured out where we
were supposed to park.
We then proceeded to find our way to the
Corning Tower Observation Deck.
This is the tallest building between
the Empire State Building
Forefront, the white oval....The Egg. It is a huge Convention Center.
The building with the red spires on the roof....The Capitol Building.
The columned building behind the Capitol is the Education Building.
The castle looking building is a College Administration building.
I think it looks like a very cool place to work!
The Hudson River.
This elevator literally makes you ill.
We were both wobbling when we got off
at the observation deck.
Warren didn't get over the dizzy feeling.
In fact his blood sugar dropped drastically
and by the time we were safely back on the ground he
was seriously ill.
Sweats and dizziness were the main symptoms
but he also became "foggy in the brain".
I remembered these things from having a Dad
Something about the effects of the elevator really
A hurried stop for some lemonade brought him
around but I was terrified.
In fact if I had seen a police officer or EMT
I would have flagged them down.
Thank goodness that wasn't necessary.
This cut our time in the city short because it was so
hot and he was still weak.
We ended up down by the Hudson River taking in the
view and enjoying the ducks and geese so close by.
Even though it was hot there was a wonderful breeze there
and we were under huge weeping willow trees.
It was the perfect place to catch our breath before heading
back to the hotel.
We made it back just fine and have enjoyed a leisurely rest
of the day. Dinner tonight was at Carrabba's.
Then we picked up a few things at Target.
It was weird because this one is laid out exactly
like ours at home.
Other than the low flying planes heading to the
Albany International Airport we could have been
in Lancaster County.
Those planes are low and loud.
You may know that I have a serious plane phobia.
Glad I don't live that close to an airport.
Tomorrow's adventure is supposed to include a
train ride but we aren't yet sure if we'll be able to get tickets.
We shall see.
I'll let you know.
Chelsea reported that she is having a wonderful time
at her Guild event.
She has a wonderful room mate.
For this we are all very grateful.
Hope your days are going well.