Day 34: West Point, New Haven

Monday, October 7, 2013

As we head out at 9am for West Point, we see more signs of Fall. Red tinged branches, bright golden hues and fiery orange leaves fight for attention! Leaves drift silently down to add to piles of withered brown discards. It’s a windy day and sunlight reflects off fluttering leaves, creating a glittery dance of tints and hues.

West Point Museum has a wonderful timeline of its place in American history!

West Point Museum has a wonderful timeline of its place in American history!

We arrive in West Point and stop by the visitors center before going to the museum next door. A woman at the front desk says they were supposed to be off (furloughed) but were called in this morning. I tell her we appreciate that! The museum gave an interesting history of West Point, along with the types of weapons that have been used over the years.

Graduate Robert Edward Lee

Graduate Robert Edward Lee

The blustery winds and light rainfall hampered picture taking.

The blustery winds and light rainfall hampered picture taking.

West Point graduates have played important roles throughout American history.

We drive around the campus and I’m impressed by the preserved architecture. We pull over for some pics of the river, but an overcast, rainy afternoon doesn’t yield many good shots.

In town, we stop at Andy’s. The baked chicken lunch special has Lonnie going “M-m-m!” all through the meal.

Andy's at West Point

Andy’s at West Point

The present owner says the restaurant is over 50 years old. He poudly says there have only been three owners and they’ve all been Greek! The owner before him had the restaurant for 37 years and he’s had it for 13.

It’s late when we arrive in New Haven, Connecticut. So glad to stop for the night!

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