We built this trip around delivering our younger son Matthew to West Point; as long as we were heading that way, we might as well see a few things on the way! West Point is about a four-hour drive from our cottage on Keuka Lake and we took four days for the round trip. The Museum at Bethel Woods was a fun stop on the way out, especially since the Woodstock experience was the polar opposite of the regimented Army life Matthew would soon face. We also enjoyed the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the return trip but in hindsight, planning a major sightseeing destination the day after R-Day at West Point was a bit much; my energy was seriously lagging after the physical and emotional toll from the day before.
The trip posts included in this summary:
- Woodstock: The Museum at Bethel Woods
- Matthew’s Last Day of Freedom: The Day Before R-Day
- West Point R-Day 2015
- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum