June 4, 2019
Somehow the geography of Albany had previously escaped me. I mean, I knew it was a riverside town. I knew the town was on the edges of the mountains. I didn’t really stop to think about how many hills – and intersecting hills – are extant today. Walking uphill to the convention center, past buildings that have been standing for more than a hundred years, on streets never intended for cars, was challenging. But the idea of a horse and buggy, or a team of horses and a delivery wagon on those streets and hills is more than a little concerning.