I was picked up at the airport after a very non-eventful completely on time flight……and the gals picking me up had planned a drive through downtown Albany since reading that I love go go by state capitols!
Of course I am all up for that. It was a beautiful day in Albany, and I’ve never been here before…so let’s go!
The first building you see here is the State Education building! As we were coming up on it….I thought….oh…..courthouse! Wouldn’t you? Nope!
This building was BLOCKS LONG!
Don’t you just love old architecture!?
I’m not sure but I think this is the train station.
Oh! A Castle!!
Nope! This building is the State Capitol of New York!
It looks like it could have been picked up from somewhere in Europe, and just plopped down here where it landed. What a beautiful building! I was expecting a huge domed thing…..but no!
It was a very fun drive through Albany……a great way to meet and greet and get to know the ladies who will be shuttling me around on my stay here!
We took the scenic route up to Glens Falls, following the river, watching barges up the canal and enjoying blooming trees in the May spring breeze.
I delightful lunch, and off to the hotel where I immediately crashed for a 3 hour nap…..boy did I need that.
I’ve just returned from a really nice dinner hosted by one of the guild gals at her beautiful home – we had about 12 of us there for a YUMMY home cooked meal of roast turkey and all the fixings supplied by those who came. It was such a NICE change from yet another restaurant ((Which would have been fine too!)) and it was so nice to sit and chat and laugh and to get to know the ladies that I’ll be spending the next couple of days with.
I’m setting up for some hand quilting in the hotel room tonight…..Yes, the pink & brown quilt is with me…..and just as soon as I hit send, I’ll be stitching!
Tomorrow….Charlotte’s Baskets class!