In what I hope will be the first of many posts on interesting places in the Capital Region, today I'm going to share some pictures from Peebles Island. Located in Waterford, it's a short drive from downtown Albany where I live. It's a great picnic, walking, jogging, and photography spot. We brought a blanket, some books (I'm reading the Great Gatsby right now. I feel like I'm in 10th grade again!), and my camera and spend the afternoon checking out the sites, lounging, and taking a quick nap by the river. It was beautiful there, and I'm excited to get back when it gets even warmer out!