Saturday, September 19, 2009

Back in New York

I spent three days this past week on Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park, enjoying the rustic benefits of a cabin belonging to the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club. Besides kayaking, I caught up on some canoeing. I also spent an afternoon touring the Rockefeller mansion, Kykuit, in nearby Tarrytown, New York. Amazing what one could build for a few million dollars back in 1907! On the way back to Manhattan, we exchanged cars in Matawan, New Jersey. Imagine, only an hour from New York, and you encounter real Americans: cheerful, hardworking, helpful people! It's good to get away from Manhattan now and then.

Yesterday Rick and I biked to the Battery and caught the ferry to Governor's Island, where we spent some time chilling out (as above). You get close views of the Statue of Liberty from the island. Now, it is time to return to serious work! Back to Goethe!

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