Ok, maybe not the world, but my hometown recently graced the pages of Hudson Valley magazine as one of the Top Ten Towns in all of the Hudson River Valley.
While I completely agree with this assessment, I do have a bit of a bone to pick with the blurb. Highland Falls, a village surrounding the United States Military Academy, has many more redeeming qualities than just being the gateway to West Point. It has a small community feel, families who have lived there for generations, breathtaking views of the Hudson River and Bear Mountain, and a kick-ass, three-day 4th of July celebration (complete with a parade, bed races, and a whole-town electric slide. I’m not kidding.) It’s also the place that inspired Billy Joel to write those iconic words: “Our reason coexisits with our insanity,” which I’ve always thought should be the Highland Falls motto.
So Highland Falls, congratulations. We always knew you were great and now so do the 20-plus people who will read this blog today!