On tour in Albany

I slept great last night and we were up around 7:30 AM and stayed in bed until the Little Dude came a-pounding at our door.  We had a light breakfast and then spent the morning lazing about, chatting.  Later in the morning, we headed downtown to have brunch.  The place we went (I can’t recall the name, but I’m sure strausmouse will remind me) was full for Valentines Day brunches, but we nevertheless managed to get a table in the bar section and that suited us just fine.  It was an excellent brunch.  I ate mine and whatever was left of Kelly’s.

After brunch, we dropped rmstraus and the dude off at home and then Eric took us on a tour of Albany.  Some of the sites were similar to the tour he gave me more than three years ago.  It was a little warmer today however.  (Click the picture to see more of my photos.  You can also find some of Eric’s photos from the weekend here.)

We toured a marvelous Catholic Church, as well as the very Gothic capital building.  We couldn’t go up to the top of the 42 story building, but we did manage to get a good view of the Egg.  We drove through the park, whose lake was iced over, and stopped in front of the giant statue of Moses.  And we drove past the Addams Family-looking house that doubles as a law office.  We tried to cross the bridge over the Hudson, but all roads seemed to lead us back into Albany.  Strange.

For dinner, Eric made an outstanding tofu lettuce wrap dish that included fried rice and hoison sauce that was so good.  Just thinking about it makes me hungry.  We didn’t risk any games late in the evening.  Instead, we watched an episode of Dexter before heading off to bed for the evening.