We were privileged to see the New York State Senate in session and once again, able to wander around freely amongst whatever was going on. Eventually, it came time to find our way out and back onto the lovely Capitol Plaza! There was a really cool Farmer's Market happening, so we enjoyed some samples and then sat down on one of the benches to eat our lunch and watch people.
Capitol Plaza is really nice, anchored on one end by the New York State Library and Museum and the Capitol Building on the other.
Headed back towards Bolton Landing, we traveled a portion of the route known as the Lakes to Locks Scenic Byway. Oh how I wish we'd had more time and hadn't been so tired. What a fascinating history of the lock system along the Hudson River and the villages that grew up around it. Definitely somewhere I'd like to return.
It had been a wonderful day crammed with lots of activity, but one of us had reached zero tolerance and we had an equally busy day planned for Thursday. Only when forced do we ever plan two consecutive long days of scenic driving and lots of stops, but Tuesday's rain-out made that necessary in order for us to get the area adequately covered.
Our day in Albany was all about history and getting acquainted with New York's Capital city. The next day would be all about the outdoors.