Blogs from Troy, New York, United States, North America


North America » United States » New York » Troy June 8th 2017

During our journey, I have taken to reading aloud to Lukus as he steers, making some of our longer passes more entertaining. Recently, one of the books we had read was partially set in the Hudson River area with poetic descriptions of the scenery. With these words as a prelude, we were looking forward to this leg of the journey. And we have not been disappointed. We began our journey into the Hudson at New York City. I know some people were shocked to hear we were not stopping at this infamous city. However, the hectic pace and substantial traffic of the area didn’t hold a heavy attraction for us this time around. Maybe we are still adjusting to concentrated urban civilization after our months in more remote and simplistic settings. Plus, the plethora of boats, ... read more
Passing the Statue of Liberty
We were surrounded!
George Washington Bridge

North America » United States » New York » Troy June 28th 2010

The boat looks odd with her masts down, booms and gaff lashed to the deck. The job went well despite boat wake and oh the thunderstorm and rain. An occurance which I bet caused people to say Canadians don't know enough to come in out of the rain. With the main mast in the air we could not reasonably take shelter, or close the ports either. The dreaded job is done despite the liberation of our main mast support system by someone else with ,we assume a ketch rig headed north. May they enjoy the fruits of our labour. The Castelton Boat club members graciously assisted us with finding wood and long screws, so it all ended well. They truly are friendly people here who go the extra mile. We have enjoyed great conversations, been hosted ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Troy September 7th 2009

Photos, mostly of a few bits of the campus and a few of Albany! I'll get some more of Troy if I ever invest in a camera. Thanks to Steven for these pictures.... read more

North America » United States » New York » Troy September 1st 2009

So Saturday was our "welcome picnic" which was put on by a charity called Horizons who are based at one of the local churches. (Presbyterian maybe?) We had to get on yellow American school buses to get there which made me feel like I was going on a school trip. Even before we'd set off I'd met some more Danes as well as 4 or 5 Italians, a French guy and a couple from Columbia. There was basically a huge buffet at this place and each table had an American from the church sat with them which was good as we could ask about the local area etc. I sat with the English guys as well as John from Finland, Jeppe from Denmark, Fedrica and Nicole from Italy and an American doctor. I had about 5 ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Troy August 29th 2009

So, I've got two days worth of updating to do here. Thursday I started out by setting up a bank account at HSBC and then going to see my academic advisor about the courses I should be taking. We agreed on Medicinal Chemistry, NMR Spec and Computational Chemistry. Seeing how I had already done bits of the practical course before It was suggested that I go and see a Proff. Ferris about some UG research. The work he does is similar to what I missed out on doing in Leeds over the summ, er, he looks at the polymerisation of RNA oligimers (20 to 50 units) using various clays formed from volcanic ash all over the world as catalysts - which is all of importance as it is thought that before a DNA based world, RNA ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Troy August 27th 2009

For day 3 in New York I got up a bit later and got the L Train into Manhattan again and got off at Union Square to buy a SIM card for my phone. Having been initially baffled by the security guard and sign in desk in a mobile phone shop I ended up with a number on AT&T which is 917-969-1166, but it probably needs a US prefix for anyone to actually call me. I decided to walk up the east side of Manhattan that I hadn't previously seen - up Park Avenue which was ful of huge office buildings until I got to a McDonalds where I stopped for lunch just to see if it tasted the same as it did here... and it does. Tired of walking in the ridiculous heat I got ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Troy December 11th 2008

I wanted to include my itinerary for those interested. This is just a final schedule for where I will be on which days, and where I will be staying. It does not, however, describe what I will be doing on specific days. This is mainly created so the madre will have peace of mind on where i will be staying and when (But it masks what I will be doing, for example, spending a night in Amsterdam's Red Light District with a "new friend" on Jan. 1st.... heheheh. just kidding) The Schedule In a nutshell.... Dec 13th- 6pm fly out of JFK airport and arrive Madrid on the 14th at 11:30 am Stay in Madrid @ Mucho Madrid Hostel 2 nights Dec 16th- take high speed train from Madrid to Sevilla Spend 5 nights @ Oasis ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Troy December 11th 2008

Blogging? So, I have decided to start a blog. Yes I know, I'm drastically behind the times, but you gotta give me credit for trying to keep up with the Jones'. The fact is, everyone blogs. Not having a blog for your travels is the equivalent of showing up to a rave without a glowstick; everyone is going to look at you like, "who let that loser in." I am therefore making my first ever attempt at a blog of any kind. With that being said, bite your lip, take a deep breath, and try and enjoy the ride friends and family... Right now I'm sitting on my futon in Troy, New York. I have my Managerial Economics final in 36 hours - 30 of which I should be studying... ahhh. But how can i ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Troy October 16th 2006

RPI This blog is for the ones who attended RPI back then... a long long time ago... We stopped in Troy for a day to revisit familiar places and restock on overpriced school gear. Troy actually has a bit more life to it compared to 5 years ago. The addition of a beautiful new building and the construction of another helps. I won't say it is the liveliest place but it is better. For those who were there, look at the pictures and remember the good old times ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Troy June 19th 2004

We journeyed onward in New York and ended up in the town of Troy. There was some sort of local festival going on downtown. They had all of the downtown streets closed down for the party. There were two stages with bands playing all day and lots of food vendors. We hung around for an hour or so and then moved further onward driving.... read more

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