Quasimodo's ride through Kingston
Fondest memory: Chris and I decide to take a trolley ride offered by the Trolley Museum of NY, 89 East Strand Street, in the Rondout district next to the Maritime museum. Anway, we just got off the boat ride and there's a trolley right there. We're told it's a 40 minute journey along the banks of the Hudson for $3 per person. Sounds great. It's run by an old guy and another man who looks like Quasimodo, and both smell awful. The trolley starts its journey, bouncing along extremely poorly maintained tracks, past the scrap-iron dump, gigantic gas tanks, a junkyard and other beauties of Kingston. The tracks at this point become covered in vegetatation. The trolley stops in the middle of a causeway with a pond on one side and the Hudson on the other and the old guy says we have to wait there because of repairs. We sit there for 15 minutes doing nothing though the scenery is beautiful here. We then face the seats the other direction and head back, no specific reason as to why we stopped in the first place. Along the way back, Quasimodo is walking in front of the trolley, weeding the tracks. All very interesting and funny. Certainly not a well-funded museum but they're devoted to the trolley's. I do appreciate their enthusiasm about this mode of travel.
Hudson River Cruises is an...
Favorite thing: Hudson River Cruises is an hour long cruise along the Hudson River. The boat leaves from Kingston and goes down the Hudson to Hyde Park where it goes past the mansions. It is a must do.