Sunday, July 07, 2013

April 2013: West Point


In mid-April I went for a conference on critical infrastructure in West Point, NY. My boss's dad, Rick, went there and I've always been curious to see it. It's a beautiful campus set on the Hudson River, and although the best time to see it is probably in the fall, I had a great time anyway.The only thing I did not enjoy was the drive near Newark Airport with a rental car I was still trying to figure out... not the nicest place on earth, if you ask me. But once I got out of the city, the landscape was beautiful.

A meta' di Aprile sono andata ad una conferenza sulla costa orientale che si teneva nell'accademia militare di West Point, a New York. Ero molto curiosa di vedere il bellissimo campus sul fiume Hudson, e cosi' sono arrivata un giorno prima e mi sono unita ad uno dei tour organizzati. La guida era molto divertente e ho imparato un sacco di cose sulla storia americana, visto che il cimitero e' pieno di racconti...

I took a two-hour tour with a very interesting British-accented guy, and although it was a bit freezing, it was sunny and clear. Well, just a few puffy clouds! I stayed at the Thayer Hotel while I was there, and the views of the river were really nice.

Mentre ero li' sono stata in questo bell'hotel storico appena all'ingresso. E' buffo, ma girare per il campus e parlare con i cadetti mi ha fatto ricordare parecchie cose del collegio. A parte le uniformi e le richieste sportive, non mi sembrava di essere molto lontana :) 
 

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