June 19, 2008 – The World’s Largest Kaleidoscope and Ashokan Reservoir

Another beautiful day here in the Catskills! We did our morning walk around the campground and then headed to Mt. Tremper to see the world’s largest Kaleidoscope.

Since we were the only ones there for the show, we were able to lay on the floor and watch. WOW!! Kaleidoscopes always fascinated me – maybe because they are such a treat to the eye – the colors, the designs, etc.

After the show, we went into their shop where there were hand made kaleidoscopes. How unique. (No, we did not buy any!!). And there on display was the world’s smallest kaleidoscope. (Two extremes in one day!)

From there, we took a ride to the Ashokan Reservoir. This reservoir, built 1912-1915, along with the Schoharie (also in the Catskills) provides almost 40 percent of New York City’s daily water needs which is 1.3 billion gallons of water.

Some views:

It looks like they have a great hiking/biking path so we may return.

And on our way back to the car:

And another great campfire night!

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