Bring Supplies for your Trek Across the Hudson

belvedere designs

Tuesday night I covered a public hearing about parking for the Westchester side of the shared use path. I didn’t comment publicly; however, I wrote in a subsequent post that the belvederes need more shade and protection from the wind.

Some designs offer more shade than others from the sun’s rays as they shine off the construction equipment-free Hudson River. Bring a hat and suntan lotion.

Someone joked about selling beverages at each belvedere. It’s not a bad idea.

They’re creative and interesting and speak to the area’s history. I look forward to standing at one of the lookouts with an umbrella, which reminds me of a story.

Our school bus stopped at various places on my street, and one of those places was in front of an apartment building. Every morning at about the same time someone would say, “Here comes Hat Lady,” and we’d part the line to let an elegantly dressed woman wearing a huge, brimmed hat pass on her way to the train station.

She lived in the building next to us, and once I met her in a local store. She was wearing a hat with a brim, not as wide, and smiled. I saw she had pale skin and asked about her hats. She had one for every outfit and always wore a hat because she was allergic to the sun, she said.

When the new bridge opens, and you’re getting ready to walk or bicycle on its path, remember to bring protection from the fireball in the sky even when it’s not there. Who knows, maybe someone will be selling cold drinks at the belvederes.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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