I didn't take any pictures, didn't really want to, if you can understand that. The Potsdam I remember is very different from the way it is today, and I want my memories to be of that place, not the different, and very beautiful, campus it is today. But, I was glad I stopped. Most of the building that I remember are still there. They may serve different purposes, but they still remain. Interspersed among them, and built on a much expanded campus, are many new buildings. It was good to see the place again, and to see the college students of today going about their business, much the same way that I did. Though, when we were there, in the late '60's, I think we were much more rowdy and politically oriented. We were both impressed, indeed, with those students, with their manners and their general attitude.
We got to our home base around 5 PM. It was a little bit of a college memories trip, because we stayed at a bed and breakfast run by a one of my friend's college classmates. What a beautiful place it was!
The next morning, we were up bright and early. Our first stop of the day was Ausable Chasm. This beautiful natural wonder is located very close to Lake Champlain. We reached there after about an hour's drive, through some lovely country. And, we only got a little lost, once.
The weather was perfect for a walk beside the chasm. It was bright, but cool. You can choose two routes, one on the rim, and one that goes along the side of the chasm, on natural and constructed walkways and steps. We chose the later. Here, you can see some of the walkways.
There were abundant signs of life along the way. You don't think pigeons are everywhere. Well, they have, at least, found the chasm.
And, there was plant life clinging to every crack and crevice.