Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater (DE Docent). A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. The USS Slater is now open. I plan on walking in Albany on Monday, Memorial Day, May 27. You can contact me at:

Thursday, May 31, 2012

05/31/2012 - Monthly Log

I have been tarty updating my blog.  Recently I ruptured a tendon and I've been hobbling along instead of walking.  Also adding a few pounds.  I still manage to log a few miles: March 103; April 124; and in May only 75 miles.  Total mileage as of May 31st, 2012 was 2,940.

In May we vacationed in Western Virgina and walked several Cival War Battlefields, including: Harper's Ferry, Bull Run, Antietam,  Gettysburg, New Market and Appomattox.  All of these battlefields have walking paths with signage and monuments.  Most offer ranger guided walking tours of relatively short distance.  Walking a civil war battlefield, listening to a qualified guide is a vastly different experience than a drive by with a few quick stops.  During the next few months I hope to outline a few of these walks on this blog.

We also explored the Hundred Acre Wood Trail System near the new Global Foundries Facility in Malta, NY.  We're waiting to see how this system connects to the Zim Smith Trail.  And we've been walking around Saratoga Springs and North Creek.