I always love Rinda's Summertime Scavenger Hunt, and it amazes me how quickly friends and family start looking for items on the list as we're traveling together. My niece's husband wanted to know what was on the list this year. He remembers the year I got a great photo of a train passing by as we were walking down to the Hudson to see the fireworks over the Fourth of July. This weekend we were on a road trip to the Hudson Valley. I knew exactly where I could find #6, a metal bridge (even though we have a lovely one right here in Rochester.) We got a bit of exercise in the process.
This photo is taken from a metal bridge, The Walkway Across the Hudson, looking out to the Mid-Hudson Bridge that crosses at Poughkeepsie, New York. It's 1.28 miles across and the longest pedestrian bridge over water in the United States. Here's a better view of the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
And a map that shows the views from the bridge.
While we were in Hyde Park, I wanted to go to the Culinary Institute of America. They have a lovely shop, and I've purchased some perfect spatulas there in the past. I wanted a second small one, but they no longer carry them. It's in an old monastery situated on the Hudson River and a wonderful place to take photographs. I'd forgotten how many architectural columns there were, however. Here is #5:
We took a scenic route to Hyde Park through the Catskills this year, and found #9, a tent along Rte. 20.
When my brother heard "tent" was on the list, he drove by this one. I took it quickly from the window, and didn't check to see if it was blurry. It is.
# 11 is a cellular tower or satellite dish. I was looking out the window to the right on Rte. 30 when Tracy suddenly turned around. Out to the left he spotted this row of satellite dishes.
Someone plugged into social media is #8. Tracy and I regularly walk our neighborhood, and we track our distance on an iPhone app called Runkeeper. Tracy's also known for adding to his "to do" list as we walk along, and here he is, doing just that.
The week we were in Chicago helping Adam and Sarah move, we took a morning off to take Caleb to the Chicago Botanic Garden. I have lots of photos from that morning, but this is the only one I've edited: #19 A ticket booth. The Chicago Botanic Garden has a separate Model Train Garden for which there is an additional charge (and well worth the price of admission!)
We're very fortunate not to have significant traffic in the Rochester area, but Monroe Ave. which I travel regularly is getting busier and busier. We had quite a wait to get through the traffic signals one evening when Tracy was driving, so I got #14, a traffic signal.
So that's eight items (#1 was posted earlier). I have my sign for #21 all printed and in my folder and hope to find a really beautiful spot in the Canadian Rockies for that photo. I'm thinking there are quite a few other items on the list that should be easy to find on our vacation as well. All my photos are in a SmugMug album you can access by clicking on the 2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt logo on my sidebar.
And a special thanks to Rinda for hosting, yet again, another fun hunt.