Welcome to Albany!
While we packed up, Bob's wife Norma called from Florida and we had a nice conversation on the speaker phone; the next best thing to being there. We watched CNN just long enough to see that François Hollande was elected president of France, then bid our farewells to Bob and headed west to Albany, New York (our fourth state). It was a beautiful three-hour drive through the Berkshires. We got to our friends' house outside of Albany around five o'clock. After our hellos and some catching up, we ordered some take-out Buffalo style chicken wings for dinner and settled in.
Pearl Street in downtown Albany, looking south.
The next day was Monday and we had a mission: to get our marriage license. Ken and I went downtown to City Hall and applied. We had all the papers we needed and, although one set of papers raised more questions than it should have, the kinks were ironed out and we left with our license. We met our friend and host Lorraine for a terrific downtown lunch. Ken and I had juicy hamburgers, Lorraine was very good and had a salad.
The Palace Theater marquis downtown. He still does concerts?
After lunch, Ken and I walked around downtown a little, soaking up the sun and enjoying stretching our legs. And we took pictures.