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Lucy and Ethel at the CIA

October 24, 2016

Our last morning in Dutchess County dawned cloudy with the threat of rain, contrary to the forecast on Monday afternoon. Undaunted, however, we motored to Poughkeepsie to check out the Walkway Over the Hudson.

Originally a railroad bridge connecting Poughkeepsie and Highland when it opened in 1889,  a fire in 1974 forced its closure, and it remained more or less abandoned until 1998, when a group of citizens formed the Walkway Over the Hudson project to recycle the derelict structure. It opened in 2009 and is open to pedestrians and bicyclists. From the span, just over 1 ¼ miles long, the views are panoramic north and south,  and just to the south the Mid-Hudson Bridge stretches gracefully over the broad river.

A good walk earned us a good lunch, so off we toddled to the Culinary Institute of America, aka the CIA. Its four restaurants guarantee a good meal, whether you’re dining casually, as we did in the Tavern, or at the Apple Pie Bakery Café, or are up for a fancier and pricier experience at Bocuse (French) or Caterina de Medici (Tuscan). And if you’re a foodie like me, a circuit through the gift shop is a must.


Back in Millbrook, we spent our last couple of hours with Colin and his parents before heading home.

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  1. Marlo Quick permalink

    What a fabulous trip! I love the photos, especially the view from the Walkway Over the Hudson. You are my kind of travelers, with food as an important part of every sojourn. Of course, I know the best part of the trip (aside from Colin and his family) is that you shared it with Jama!

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