As you can see Albany is pretty centrally located and we are not far from several near by states, especially Vermont and Massachusetts.
This above picture is a view of the city along the Hudson River in the day light
And this picture above is a night scene of downtown... that saucer shaped building is called "the Egg"
The JP Cruise liner is docked along the river right near where the bike trail starts so on any day you can see the boat traveling along with it's day and night cruises. My father was actually married on this boat, that was a fun day.
Also in Albany we have a land and water boat, that takes you on a tour of the city. I have never taken this tour but hopefully one day, perhaps when you all come for the visit. The boat is called the Albany Aqua Ducks.
Across the river from me is the town of Troy... yes the official home of Uncle Sam.
"UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU"
I am also only minutes away from Saratoga Race Track and I have to tell you that place is hopping this time of year, the horses are racing for those wins everyday. And should you get tired of the horses there is a casino actually it's called a racino there too. Also a place I have yet to visit. I have however been to the track several times.
Continuing North you will hit beautiful Lake George... it's hard to explain, you just have to see it there. Ft William Henry, Six Flags, Outlet shops, cruises, beaches, you name it Lake George has it.
Interesting Facts about Lake George
The outlet of Lake George, called the LaChute River, descends 221 feet through a series of rapids and empties into Lake Champlain at Ticonderoga, a descent greater than that of Niagara Falls.
Railroad service started in Lake George on May 29, 1882 and provided service until November 11, 1957. The D&H Railroad Station is now in operation as a restaurant.
This is FT William Henry, you can tour the inside, it's great fun for the kids. I can't wait to bring Adam there next year. The Last of the Mohican's was told from here.
I am happy to say I am in a pretty central location and although Watervliet is a small town, only 11,000 people we are so close to everything around us that it's the perfect place to live, if you are
in NY that is. The Watervliet Arsenal is still here and still building tanks and things for the military.
And there you have it a brief tour from a non native New Yorker. I am sure I missed several things, but I bet if you come we will get them all in as well.
Thank you for visiting my home town, and make sure you come back again soon, OK?