I've added another item to my bucket list: Walk across the Hudson River. I approach the whole bucket list thing differently than the movie tells me I should. I don't add anything to it until I've actually done it. So when I look down the list -- win a Nebula . . . marry the most beautiful woman in the world . . . raise a son . . . visit Finland and China . . . and so on -- I have the satisfaction of knowing that I've done it all. How many of us can say that?
Yesterday I went onto the Walkway Over the Hudson. Fabulous thing. They took a 1.28 mile long railroad bridge and retooled it for exclusively foot traffic, connecting Poughkeepsie and Highland, New York. So Marianne and I took a leisurely stroll on a perfectly beautiful day high over the river. For most of human history, this simply wasn't possible.
Above: The Mid-Hudson Bridge, as seen from mid-river.