Monday, October 17, 2011

Fly Me To the Moon

Note the plane about to land that is BELOW us!
A pilot friend of mine has been offering to take me up in his Piper Cub - a 2 seater that was built in 1946 and refurbished more recently - and our schedules just never seemed to mesh. But last week he called and I jumped.

The Hudson Valley is a spectacular place to see from the air and we are right smack dab in peak season!
For the most part, the trees are not all changing at the same time and there is still a lot of green, but there are some outrageous clusters of shocking color, especially in eastern Dutchess County,  that make up for the lackluster year. The reds and oranges in these clusters just seem to pop. 

What made our flight even more fun was spotting sites that I've written about or visited in the past. 
Mid Hudson Bridge and the Poughkeepsie waterfront.
Walkway Over the Hudson
Walkway
Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.
Innisfree in Millbrook
Vanderbilt's Estate - one of the smallest of their homes.

It was an awesome experience. We flew west from Eastern Dutchess over to Ulster County, then up the majestic Hudson and back east again to Sky Acres airport. I was like a puppy dog salivating at every sight, turn and view we experienced. Thanks again, Michael, for making it happen!!!!

Enjoy this beautiful Autumn, friends and keep shooting!

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