Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pictures of Home

and a visit to Poestenkill

Some more pictures of our trip up north this past summer. These were taken in the area around Mrs. Doohickie's parents' home.

First, this is the church that Mrs. Doohickie went to when she was growing up:

The church celebrated its 175th anniversary a few years ago.

Traveling south from there and looking west you can see the rolling countryside that rolls on down to the Hudson River.

A nice little country road that meanders around...

And eventually comes into the Town of Poestenkill. Poestenkill is named for Poesten Kill (I think "kill" is Dutch for "creek").

Looking east and west from the bridge is a charming little creek.

Beside the creek is their library and town hall.

Driving back I pass the Evengelical Lutheran Church,

And as I leave town, I stop to visit some of the folks who won't leave town, ever again.


PennyCandy said...

The church has expanded in size since I attended. It is a pretty drive in the summertime.

HeidiTri's said...

Further up that creek is a great little waterfall. It's an easy hike in, and in the early spring it's quite powerful. If anyone's in the area, it's worth checking out.

Freddy Vermanen said...

Kill with only one L means something like creek or river in Dutch. Why they used two L's... I just don't know :)

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Doohickie said...

The name was originally given in the 1600s or early 1700s before spellings were standardized, then the area was taken over by the British, so it's probably due to one or the other.