Photo Essay: Summer Road Trip Fun (New York)

Coleen Patrick road trip

My road trip smile.

Statue of Liberty setting sun

First stop: Staten Island, NY to visit dear daughter. This is the view of the Statue of Liberty from the ferry.

Frugal road trippers take note: the Staten Island ferry is FREE!


brooklyn bridge

We dodged lots of tourists and bicycles walked the Brooklyn Bridge with our daughter.

road trip NY

After a night as guests in our child’s teeny tiny but oh so cute studio apartment, my hub and I headed north. 

hudson valley new york

 If my phone’s camera could roll its eyes (lens?) it would’ve after the many shots I took of barns and silos.

copake falls new york

 Copake Falls, New York.

This is where the northernmost section of Taconic State Park is located.

NY MA border Bash Bish Falls park

 You have to walk to Massachusetts to get to Bash Bish Falls.

Note to frugal walkers: this is 3/4 mile from the New York (Taconic state park) lot. 

dragonfly bash bish falls

 Lots of dragonflies at the falls. Always nice to make new friends.

Bash Bish Falls above

There’s also lots of stairs. 🙂

Bash Bish Falls–the highest single-drop waterfall in Massachusetts.

Bash Bish Falls MA

 Bash Bish–try to say that three times fast.

Bash Bish Falls

Another new hiking pal.

Vermont barn

Stayed tuned: Next up, more barns Vermont!! 

Happy Friday!




39 thoughts on “Photo Essay: Summer Road Trip Fun (New York)

  1. My grandfather came from Staten Island. His father worked on the Staten Island ferry, and yet I’ve never been on the ferry or Staten Island. It’s one of those things I always say I’m going to do. Looks like a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing.


    1. It’s interesting how sometimes we don’t do the things that are closest to home/or what we think we know! I’ve lived in one place for the last 18 years, but there’s still so much I haven’t seen. I really liked the ferry. I hadn’t been on one for a long time. 🙂


  2. Love the barns – you can never have too many barns. It looks like you had a great time visiting and vacationing – take the snail’s pace to summer.


  3. Very cool! Looks like fun. And your daughter looks so happy.

    I’m looking forward to round 2 of the photo essay.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


  4. I’m envious of your fun road trips–oh, that I had the vacation time! Nice to see a mix of city and country, too. 🙂 When I was in NYC for RWA in 2011, my friend and I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge–it was really cool!


  5. I love following along on your trip through your photos! Is your daughter in NYC for school or work? I hope to go there in Jan for the SCBWI conference…it’ll be my first time even though I lived in DE for 3 years and was only a 3-4 hour drive from there then. 🙂

    Love the dragonfly!


    1. She’s in NY for work and school. 🙂 I went to the NYC SCBWI conference a few years ago (before I was really online.) Keynote speakers were my favorite part, but I wonder if now it would be meeting people I’ve met online?! 🙂


  6. Wait a minute… you have a daughter old enough to have her own apartment? I love your ‘road trip smile’ and see the apple does not fall far from the tree in the looks department. Beautiful photos, Colleen… I love the Barn one… well both of them.


  7. Coleen loved the pics on your holiday the barns and the beautiful bugs and I never grow tired of seeing pictures of NY either. My sister just returned from there. Bringing back many fun memories. That dragonfly was stunning by the way.


  8. Great photos, especially the close-ups of the bugs. Beautiful. What kind of camera do you use? I’ve been using a point-and-shoot and/or phone for many years now, (after years of film-based SLR) but am thinking about investing in a digital SLR. There are so many choices, it’s hard to even know where to begin in narrowing it down, so I am going to collect a few recommendations and make a decision.

    BTW, have never been to Bash Bish Falls, but it’s within striking distance, so I sense a road trip there at some future point!


    1. Right now I’m using my phone–Samsung Galaxy. We had a digital SLR a couple of years ago, but I wasn’t up for getting used to the heft of the camera. One of these days I’m sure I will try again. 🙂 Thanks, Dianne! I hope you get to go to the falls!


  9. No one does road trips better than you, Coleen. Love the photos. I remember the significance of the ladybug for you and am glad one joined you in the adventure. Onward to Vermont!


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