Sunday, August 29, 2010

End-of-July travel

B and I have had a travel-full summer. At the end of July, we left for a three-leg journey "back east".

We began in Detroit, where B's mother lives. While there, we visited the Greenfield Village, part of The Henry Ford Museum, where Ford collected untold numbers of old houses and Americana artifacts, and the Detroit Institute of Art, which houses, among other things, a fantastic mural by Diego Rivera.

After Detroit, we flew to Mt Holyoke, in Western Massachusetts. Mt Holyoke was this summer's location for Canada/USA Mathcamp, with which I have been involved as a camper, staff, or visitor every summer since 2000. While I talked math at camp, B worked at the Mt Holyoke library, which houses, among other things, original issues of the Cherokee Phoenix.

After a week at camp, we drove to my grandmother's house on Indian Lake, in upstate NY, stopping at the farmers' market in Troy for lunch. We spent three fantastic days at the lake, kayaking and hiking and looking at old photo albums. I will post about our meals there separately; for now, I leave you with two slideshows of our trip. The first, about 175 photos, goes up through lunch in Troy. The second, about 125 photos, is from Indian Lake. As always, you can click on either slideshow to go to its Picasa Web Album, where you can navigate the photos with more ease (full screen, different timing, etc.).

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