Actually this was going to be a day in New York City, but with the threat of rain we all agreed a “staycation” worked better.
Helaine and I haven’t walked The Giant in a while. I was worried whether I’d be too out-of-shape to make it to the top.
We stopped once at the midway point then continued to the top. I was sweaty, but none the worse for wear! Phew.
There, sunning himself on a rock, was a copperhead snake! Click the photo for a better look.
I grew up in Apartment 5E. We didn’t have snakes. I didn’t know I was supposed to be scared and moved closer to snap a picture. The snake held his ground until we walked away.
We spent a little time on the tower. Visibility was excellent and we easily saw the Connecticut Shoreline, Long Island Sound and Long Island.
The trip down wasn’t quite as eventful as the trip up. No snakes, though we did run into a few dogs including Doc.
I miss Sleeping Giant.