Hudson is a town to watch. With only 6,000 residents, amidst a county (Columbia) of 70,000, there sure is a lot of cultural resources, good restaurants, remodeled store front buildings, and antique stores. Several old buildings in downtown have been bought recently, and investments are flowing. It would be a town to keep an eye on.
We did drive out to see Olana this afternoon. It's the home (and a very impressive one at that) of Frederic Edwin Church, a noted American Painter in the 1880's. The visit is well worth it to see how someone can design a house incorporating the best of the world's architecture into a working family house.
The clothes are washed, and we've a plan for the next week. We'll be driving straight to Kennebunkport, Maine tomorrow, where we will be staying at the home of a friend of Kitty's. Thursday will be the day that we head up into the Maine towns of Sherbourne, Gilead, and back south to Windham to see the graves of about a dozen of our relatives.
Friday to Sunday mid-day, we'll explore the coast around Kennebunkport, and then head to the area south of Boston. Monday, we'll drive to Lynn, Massachusetts, and to Plymouth - where it all began with the Mayflower. Tuesday, we fly from Boston to SF.
I'll try to take some photos, but how photogenic are gravestones?
Here is a link to the photos taken today: Tuesday, September 4th, Hudson