Hi everyone. Happy weekend.
If you stop by my blog regularity you might remember me writing that I was heading to New York's Hudson River Valley for an overnight mini-trip. A friend and I decided to go visit 2 art gardens that were a couple of hours away from each other, and since we had 3-4 hours of driving to and from home each way, we decided to spend the night in between the 2 gardens in a hotel. Both art gardens were very different but both had some interesting and amazing art.
This was my first trip since covid arrived on the scene, and my friend who I went with is the woman I call my walking friend and who I have been seeing during much of the pandemic. Luckily, even though no place is covid free, we were spending most of time outside and not in the company of any big crowds and in areas were the covid rate is not horrible due to a higher vaccination rate. I'm not really nervous I'll be a breakthrough case, but of course it is always there on the back of my ( and many people's) mind.
The first place we visited was called Storm King Art Center, and it is located just outside of Newburgh, New York. Talk about a beautiful landscape. All 500 acres of it. It was a lot of walking (about 5.5 miles and we didn’t walk everywhere in the park, or just under 9 km) up and down some large rolling hills.
Although we walked, the art park is so large you can even rent bikes to get around it.
My favorite art was the Andy Goldsworthy walking stone wall. I'll show you my photos of that in some other post. Since I haven't had a lot of time to sort through photos, let me just share a few photos to give you a feel for Storm King in late July.