Closing in on Albany
Yesterday was a sometimes cloudy sometimes sunny Saturday with cool temperatures and a brisk wind. Olive, Ronan and myself set a new daily record covering 10.8 miles from the Town of Kinderhook to the Village of Nassau. The trail was very nice, running through countryside, wetlands and a wee bit on the road. Olive and Ronan were pointing to a sign that said Albany was 19 miles away but by the time we were done for the day, we only have 13 miles left to our final destination - the Capitol Building in Albany! I stopped to chat with Beth and Marjan who were out walking their dogs. These wonderful ladies have spent the past year knitting hats, scarves and gloves for our favorite charity - Feeding America! We took a break and ate Ronan's favorite trail mix and then pushed on to complete the day's journey. We passed two of the station houses that had been in use in the early 1900's as the Electric Trolley past through from Albany to Hudson. A quick ten minute ride from Nassau is the quaint town of Chatham which could make for a delightful afternoon wandering through it's shops and stopping at it's charming cafe's. We particularly enjoyed Chatham Brewing where they. were kind enough to give us a free beer in support of our cause. Blond Heather sent another our way and then we were ready to call it a day. Ten miles tomorrow into East Greenbush and the finale most likely on Wednesday when we complete our journey on the Empire State Trail to Feed America!
Find Your Local Food Bank
The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation to engage in the fight against hunger. Contact your local community food bank to find food or click here to read about public assistance programs.