Tuesday October 5th 2010
Our last day with the tour group. There is 100 of us on two buses. We didn’t get to know everyone, but the people we got to know were tons of fun.
West Point, the nation's oldest and foremost military college -- which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2002 and is the oldest continually used military post in the U.S, has produced some of the greatest generals and leaders this country has known, including Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur, George Patton, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Edgar Allan Poe, however, dropped out!) West Point is one of the nation's most esteemed and rigorous science and engineering colleges. The most popular attraction in the entire Hudson Valley.
As you can tell from the pictures it is still raining.
The picture on the right is the place they hold concerts on Sunday afternoons, during the summer.
West Point Museum is the Nation’s oldest and largest military museum with collections encompassing all aspects of military history.
Cadet Chapel completed in 1910 is constructed from blue and gray granite.
We had lunch at the famous West Point Club.
I tried to get pictures of the group.
After lunch we had a cruise up the Hudson River, departing for Newburgh Landing in Newburgh New York.
Our ship was called the Pride of the Hudson, and has seating for 130. The two hour tour, in the rain, was narrated.
They only picture we took was in side the ship.
That’s the end of our guided tours.
Will we do another tour? Probably not. This was our first guided tour, all the traveling we’ve done has always been on our own. We did get to a lot of places and saw many sites, but when you are moving 50 – 100 people at a time it is slow going. We especially enjoyed the time on our own. Don’t get me wrong it was a very good group of people and we had a very good time, we just like doing things in a much smaller group.
Our Bus driver Bin and our guide Traci were the best. Driving a huge tour bus in New York City is not an easy job. Keeping 50 people together can’t be easy either. Everyone going in different directions. How did she do it?
Wednesday we are taking a day off from site seeing. Cleaning the MH and doing the laundry are on the agenda. Thursday is the tapping of the Lettermen Show.