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Sabbath Day

July 12, 2013

What a wonderful sabbath day yesterday.

After breakfast with the family, I headed out for a walk. Continuing to work on the Westchester 100, I started in Irvington and walked each of the waterfront parks south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Matthiesson Park and Scenic Hudson Park in Irvington, Ardsley Waterfront and Dobbs Ferry Waterfront, The Yonkers Promenade from Hudson-Fulton Park to Otis Park, and the Esplanade in downtown Yonkers. The most fun was hunting down the terribly overgrown Rowley’s Bridge Tail.

The distances walked were not great, but the views were fantastic. From most parks I could simultaneously see the Tappan Zee and the George Washington Bridges, even spotting the Empire State Building.

The photo below is of the appropriately named Willow Point in Dobbs Ferry, overlooking the Palisades. It was a rainy day, often sprinkling as I drove between parks.

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I look forward to the completion of the River walk Trail which will connect all of these parks, allowing an uninterrupted walk along the Hudson from Croton to the Bronx.

I then had a brief chance to make some plans with Noelle for August’s birthday this weekend, and to begin a new novel (which I will write about next week). I then went swimming with August and some of his friends from church. Dinner was poolside, while Noelle completed shopping and preparations for the Hobbit themed birthday party this weekend.

Home for a shower, a new book, and off to bed.

A beautiful day.

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