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Croton-on-Hudson, New York

A view of the Hudson River from the Vanderbilt Mansion.

September 22, 2010

We started our morning in Pete’s Famous Restaurant in Rhinebeck, New York. The pancakes were so large they were crawling off the plate. Full of carbs, I started out on US 9 and cycled into a sunny sixty-degree morning. Several horse farms lined the road. A side wind pushed me off the chewed up shoulder.  

I rode by the town of Staatsburg, New York. The tree-lined road led me to the Vanderbilt Mansion where I stopped briefly to take pictures of the Hudson River. Soon, I was in the town of Hyde Park where Main Street was lined with banners of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. I cycled by Springwood, FDR’s estate which is now a National Historic Site.  

The city of Poughkeepsie was next on my route, then Fishkill, New York. I cycled up and down rolling hills never knowing what surprise I would find at the top. I finally started on a downhill that led me all the way into the crowded Peekskill area. Eight miles later, I found myself in the small quaint village of Croton-On-Hudson.   

God Bless,


Isaiah 6:8

Banner of FDR along Main Street in Hyde Park, New York.

A sign in Hyde Park, New York.


  1. Comment by Denise Gibson:

    I am just catching up on your trip! The last I check you were in Ohio. Goodness, you fly, girl!
    It is now September 27th. Have you finished your trip?
    I look forward to reading about the final stretch.
    You are such a blessing to our dystonia community.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Dystonia Support Group of Spokane

  2. Comment by Patricia J:

    Ha…funny that pic of the mountain, when me and my brothers and sisters were little we would visit our Great-Grandpa and “cookie” nanny near there and as we looked up, we would call that “Grandpas Mountain”/,,,so how many total miles have you rode?

  3. Comment by Kathy:


    The total is 3,700 miles. I really appreciate your support along the way and your blog posts. I hope you continue to see improvements in your condition.

    God Bless,

  4. Comment by Kathy:


    I finished in Elizabeth, New Jersey on September 24th. Thank you for your support along the way. I really appreciate what you do for the dystonia community in Spokane.

    God Bless,