Hokey Pokey Over the Hudson River

The Hudson River
(Click on photo to enlarge)

This post has nothing to do with gardening and nothing to do with cooking. But I thought you might be interested in the Poughkeepsie Journal’s article dated April 3, 2012.

The headline on the front page, above the fold, of Section B reads:

Hokey Pokey, all for charity

Walkway group seeks 3,000 for world record

To read the Poughkeepsie Journal’s article click   http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20120403/NEWS01/304030014/Group-aims-dance-across-Walkway-?nclick_check=1

To learn more about the Walking Over the Hudson, click on this link. http://www.walkway.org/

To partiipate in this June 9, 2012 Guinness World Record on the Walkway, click here

The photo of the Hudson River (above) and the photos of The Walkway Over the Hudson (below) were taken by my daughter when she and my son-in-law visited during October, 2011.

There are 2 entrances to the Walkway, the Poughkeepsie (east) entrance and the Highland (west) entrance.
This is the gate at the Poughkeepsie entrance.

The Walkway Over the Hudson soars 212 feet above the Hudson River. At 6,767 feet (1.28 miles) it is the world’s longest, elevated pedestrian bridge. The deck is 24 feet wide with a 4 feet 6 inch railing.
This photo was taken from the east side (Poughkeepsie side) looking west towards Highland

The Walkway flag

The Walkway Over the Hudson was opened to the public on October 3, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. I was on the bridge at 3:30 p.m. and walked the entire length twice – Poughkeepsie to Highland and Highland back to Poughkeepsie.

Copyright © by Norma Chang

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About Norma Chang

I am the author/publisher of 2 user-friendly Chinese cookbooks: "My Students' Favorite Chinese Recipes (updated edition)" and "Wokking Your Way to Low Fat Cooking" A gardener who enjoys cooking and eating and loves to think outside the box A garden volunteer at Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden Conduct hands-on cooking workshops for teenagers Conduct cultural programs for children and family Conduct healthy cooking classes for adults
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19 Responses to Hokey Pokey Over the Hudson River

  1. hotlyspiced says:

    It looks like that would be a great walk with lots of incredible scenery and, wonderful weather! xx

  2. hotlyspiced says:

    Those images are beautiful. To do that walk would be amazing. Looks like the weather is good too. Happy Easter xx

    • Norma Chang says:

      Hello Hotlyspiced,
      Yes, it is a gorgeous walk no matter what kind of weather. The views up and down the Hudson River is breathtaking and changes with the seasons and weather condition.

  3. You lucky peron being to walk over that!!

    • Norma Chang says:

      Hello GD,
      Yes, I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to be on the walkway on opening day, it was a gorgeous October day, and what a sight!!!!! I signed up to be a volunteer on hokey pokey day so I will be blogging about it. Need to learn how to use my camera.

  4. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures
    Looks like an amazing walk with a wonderful view

  5. What a walk for a cause 😀
    Well done!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Eva Taylor says:

    What a lovely post Norma, I’d love to join the walk, but sadly won’t be around at that time. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. samology says:

    Here’s an inspiring post for a cause! have a nice walk! hopefully it’ll be a sunny day!! 😀

  8. throve says:

    Good luck with the walk. Did you know that hokey pokey is a type of ice cream in New Zealand. Small balls of toffee scattered throughout the ice cream. Your blog title reminded me of food! It was my favourite flavour growing up as a kid. Enjoying your blog.

  9. Kiran says:

    Gorgeous views and a great day for a walk! 🙂

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