I made it! I'm posting this from a coin operated computer in my hotel lobby. This hotel has the smallest hallways I've ever seen. Norther New York State is beautiful! It's a dark tangle of trees and miles of lakes dotted with fishing huts. I was half expecting to see the headless horseman riding along side. I arrived in New york City at about 9 last night, too dark to make details out but the city seemed to rise up out of nowhere. And the city is huge! The only way I can describe it is that it feels like the city did when I was very small; it rises up all around you and seems big and wonderfully mysterious. And the people are as interesting as the architecture. The faces and the clothes are all unique.
The 1st photo is of the north from my train. I loved Amtrack too. The uniforms are great! So much better then the modern Via Rail ones in Canada! These guys look like they walked out of the 1950's.
The 3rd photo is of 1st impressions. stumbling out of Penn Station and hitting a wall of people and being grabbed by someone and shoved into a cab.I'm still not sure what happened there...
And the 2nd picture is the view from my hotel room. Off to one side side I'm pretty sure I can see the Empire state Building.
Today I have a meeting nearby about a book and then I'm going to try and find Book of Wonder.