For all those who think dogs can't look up. lol
It's certainly beautiful up there. Particularly in autumn.Had an errand to run yesterday and for once didn't mind the drive. Got to take the time to actually look at what you are passing through and admire it.
This place is steeped in colonial history. Control of the Hudson was critical and signs that say (never actually saw one) George Washington Slept Here might actually have meaning. Heavily wooded, beautiful but dark and slightly scary area. I followed a familiar secondary road that hugs the east side of the river - West Point is right there on the opposite side. That's about the spot they stretched a big mofo chain across to prevent the British from going upriver. Crossed at the Bear Mountain Bridge - not huge but stunning. Then we picked up the Palisades Parkway and took it straight down to Ft. Lee. Never did that before - I used to drive commercial service trucks and they aren't allowed on on parkways. I have to say it was absolutely beautiful and made a hellish ride into a ,dare I say, an enjoyable one. Been through Washington Heights many times on the east side and prefer not to even think about that ****hole, but from the west side it's gorgeous. This whole area probably looks not all that much different from when they were fighting over this area and I thought wow, these folks had some serious cajones to be doing any of that.
Bear Mtn Bridge