I know, I’m little behind, but I decided to not skip my journey of last few days.It was combination of a lot of things. First, there was no accessible WiFi for few days, and second, it was mostly visiting people and having lots of schedules, that not organized by us. I apologize for the late update, but I promise you that you will enjoy my journey! 🙂
Day 12. Welcome to New York, The Empire state!
Leaving Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, heading to Albany, New York.
Yes, I got that a lot. But, why not? 🙂 After all, Albany is the State capital.
From Clarks Summit, we were able to easily pass the state border by Interstate Highway, but we decided to take some back roads. Since we love countryside and nature driving, that would be a more fun way to do it.
Passing through New Milford – Susquehanna depot – cross the Welcome to NY State sign (hence, the photo) – Winsor – Oakland – and Albany.
Aqua Duck Tour
If you are in Albany, Aqua duck tour is just an essential program of your itinerary. You can guess how it works by name, or you went on one of those tours in other cities, like Boston. This is a tour bus, but it goes in the water. Yes, it’s a boat/bus and it drives on the street and in water. I have to say, I like this kind of tour for once when I got to the city, because it gives you the idea of what is where and the vibe of the city. But the best part of this Aqua Duck Tour was jumping in the Hudson river.
Albany is, hard to describe in one word. It’s a big city with the title ‘capital city of New York State’, but also intimate and warm, just like locals call ‘Small-bany’.
Don’t miss out when you are planning to visit Albany!
Oh, Yono’s. This dinner is one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had, for sure. And probably, one of the most expensive ones. They describe their dining as Indonesian cuisine with French presentation. We sat there, eating, drinking, and laughing for two and a half hours without noticing it. It was that good.
I can’t sum up Yono’s in this short paragraph. Two and a half hours of dinner experience at Yono’s, coming soon!
Broadway musical the Producers are on going in Park Playhouse in Washington Park. Open field stage in summer night, with great music and laugh. I haven’t been to New York City Broadway yet, so this was a great preview for me!
I have to warn you though, Washington Park that was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed the Central Park in NYC, is highly easy to get lost. Yes, I’m speaking from my personal experience. 11pm, the show was over, and we wandered around the park for a half an hour to find our car. We were this close (make a small gap using thumb and index finger) to call the cops.
Other than that, the first day in Albany was full of joy!
*Special thanks to Albany Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for their warm hospitality and gave us a change to ‘An Amazing Discovery’ in Albany!
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