Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain.
by Alecia James Saturday, October 17, 2014
A speeding boat up the Hudson was enough to get me hyped up about my mini getaway to Bear Mountain. It was the first Sunday of October, and one of the coldest days I've experienced since the start of fall. But who could resist the thrill of gliding on the waters to a seemingly utopian escape, while perfectly positioned to capture the beauty and grandiosity of the NYC skyline? Of course I snapped a few shots of one of the greatest skylines while cruising up the Hudson. The view was simply breathtaking.
As I traveled north, the view became even more gratifying. The vivid hues of the beautiful foliage made me gasp in awe of God's wonderful and amazing creation. I was headed to Bear Mountain State Park, which is about 47 miles north of NYC. It definitely had a lot to offer: the food, beer, music and crafts of Oktoberfest along with numerous trails, picnic areas, Trailside museums and zoo, and the most breathtaking views you can imagine. Armed with my iPhone and my Canon Powershot, my plan was to capture the beauty and magnificence that nature would present. For this post, I'll just allow the pictures to talk, and trust me, you'll get a lot more than "a thousand words."
If you couldn't make it to Germany for Oktoberfest, considered as the world's largest fair, there are many places to catch the festivities in New York. This tradition celebrates Bavarian culture with a slew of festivities marked with beer drinking and more beer. What's a festival without artisans presenting their crafts?
This mini getaway was exactly 2 weeks ago, and the memory is refreshingly poignant as if it were yesterday. It was just what I needed to get lost in the beautiful creations of the most incredible artist --God himself. Until next time, Be Bold. Be Alluring. Be Different.
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