Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sailing on the Hudson

Sailing brings back many idyllic childhood memories for me. As a child, I was privileged to sail with my Dad's friend, Herb, during the annual New York Yearly Meeting at Lake George. Before tonight, though, I don't remember sailing on the Hudson.

The brother of my friend, Dawn, graduated today. In celebration, we headed to the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club for a short sail before barbecuing back at Dawn's grandparents' house. The river is so peaceful on a sailboat, much more peaceful than on a motor boat. We got a good glimpse of Mount Saint Alphonsus (pictured below) where I went to a Catholic retreat back in January.