Memorial Day Weekend trip, May 26-29, 2000
These pictures were taken with my Sony Mavica FD-7 digital camera on a
Memorial Day weekend trip from May 26 through 29, 2000.
All images are 24-bit JPEGs and should be viewed on a 24-bit display.
Quality is likely to be very poor when viewed on an 8-bit display.
There are 120 pictures, so they're broken up into categories.
Friday, May 26, 2000
The first part of the trip was a ride from Troy to Yonkers with Rick
Kline. This was an uneventful trip down the Taconic State Parkway.
We arrived in Yonkers at Maria Viggiani's house and from there headed
down to the Bronx [3 Pictures] for the Red
Sox - Yankees game [19 Pictures]. After the
game, it took us a couple of hours (really) to get out of the parking
garage and onto the highway. I've never seen it so bad. We got back
to Yonkers a little after 11:30, and I was on my way out toward my
final stop in Delaware before midnight. After some trouble finding
my way to the Saw Mill River Parkway and getting an unwanted tour of
downtown Yonkers, I was finally on my way. Arrival at Neil Grodsky's
in Delaware was not until about 3 AM.
Saturday, May 27, 2000
Neil and I took a ride from his apartment in Delaware to Washington, DC, on Saturday. On the way down we went
through Baltimore [3 Pictures], then hit
some pretty hard rain as we approached the Beltway [Picture]. It was still raining when we arrive
at the Forest Glen Metro station [Picture]. We took the DC Metro into the
city, first arriving at the new Reagan Building [Picture]. We then walked to the National Mall
between the Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol [5 Pictures]. We next walked to the White
House [4 Pictures] and by the Treasury [2 Pictures]. From there, we walked back
toward a Metro station to get some food and got another nice view of
the Capitol [Picture].
We took the Metro to Chevy Chase, Maryland to get dinner at the
Cheesecake Factory restuarant there. There was a bit of a wait, even
at 3 or 3:30 PM, but not horrible. After a good dinner, we took the
train back into the city to visit more of the monuments.
We arrived back in the National Mall, and first walked closer to the
Washington Monument than before [Picture]. We then walked along the Mall
toward the Lincoln Memorial, along the Reflecting Pool [6 Pictures]. We walked right up into the Lincoln
Memorial for a while [7 Pictures]. Next up
was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was especially crowded on
this rainy Memorial Day weekend [2
Pictures]. Across the reflecting pool is the recently-constructed
Korean War Memorial [4 Pictures]. Next up is a
long walk around the Tidal Basin [Picture] to
the Jefferson Memorial [5 Pictures]. From
there, we headed back to the Metro station near the Smithsonian, and
went back to Delaware for the night. We hit Baltimore while the
Orioles game was in progress, so we took advantage of the light
traffic to take a quick driving tour of the Inner Harbor.
Sunday, May 28, 2000
On Sunday morning, we started with a breakfast out at a Bob Evans in
Bear. From there, Neil drove us up to Philadelphia [5 Pictures]. We parked in the Old City area,
just a few blocks from the Independence National Historical Park
visitors center. On the way, we passed one old bank building [Picture]. In the visitors center, we saw the
Independence movie and saw an internet postcard machine [Picture for Charles]. After seeing the visitors
center, we walked around Philadelphia. We passed the First Bank of
the United States [2 Pictures], visited the
Carpenters Hall [Picture], saw
Independence Hall [2 Pictures] and
visited the original locations of the US House of Representatives [2 Pictures] and the US Senate [2 Pictures]. We then walked across in
front of Independence Hall [3
Pictures], then into the Old City Hall [2
Pictures]. Next up was a walk up Independence Mall toward the
Liberty Bell pavilion [3 Pictures],
and a visit to the Liberty Bell [4
Pictures]. We stopped at a small park near Independence Hall
which includes a statue of "The Signer" [Picture] honoring those who signed the
Declaration of Independence. We walked up to the US Mint [Picture], which was closed unfortunately, and Ben
Franklin's grave [3 Pictures]. We headed
back to the car and drove around a bit more [2
Pictures] before heading back to Delaware [Picture].
We stopped by the University of Delaware and looked around Newark
some, and then went to dinner back near Neil's apartment complex.
Sunday night baseball on ESPN was the Roger Clemens/Pedro Martinez
Monday, May 29, 2000
On Monday morning, it was time to head back north to get Rick and
return to Troy. I headed out around 10 AM. There was plenty of time,
so the route from Delaware to Yonkers went through 4 of 5 NYC
Boroughs. My route went up the NJ Turnpike to Rte 440 through Perth
Amboy and across the Outerbridge Crossing. While on Staten Island, I
made a stop at one of the beaches [Picture],
which was deserted even on Memorial Day with the cool and cloudy
weather. After crossing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, my route was up
along I-278. Along the way, there were views of the Statue of Liberty
[Picture], lower Manhattan, and the Brooklyn
Bridge [Picture]. From there, I took
Northern Boulevard across Queens to the Whitestone Expressway, across
the Whitestone Bridge, and up the Hutch to the Cross County to
After a wonderful lunch at Maria's, we met Maria's friend Annette and
all went to the Pepsico headquarters in Purchase to walk around among
the sculptures and gardens [15 Pictures].
From there, Rick and I headed back north. We made a Burger King stop
in Mt. Kisco and then took the Taconic back to the Capital District.
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