Now that the temps have dropped back down into the 70sF, hubby, our dog and I can get back to walking and hiking again. We had a lot of hot 90sF days this summer which made walking outside a bit difficult. But no more. Happy to say it’s Happy Trails again.

This past weekend we were back at Mariner’s Harbor. The downtown area butts on an inlet leading out to the historic Hudson River. The downtown features a Farmer’s Market on the weekend plus musicians splattered around (note the guitarist in the plastic face protector. yup! everyone must wear a face mask when social distancing isn’t possible).

There’s a plethora of chic and gourmet eateries. Many with river views boasting fresh trout and lobster. Too expensive for our retirement budget (but we have been known to spring for a pizza and a quiet outside table to enjoy a latte or two). In any event, the walk along the waterway is divine. Tug boats. Museums. A trolley. Lots of sailboats. Lots of ducks. Lots of blue skies and bountiful white clouds. Perfect! And if we time it right, we can catch a glimpse of the Hudson Riverboat (which BTW is always booked!)