Another Spring trip to the wonderful Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.
Photos from here and there
Google developed special miniaturized cameras to do a street view of the world’s largest model railroad system. There goes my afternoon.
Road trip up to the top of Whiteface Mountain. Spectacular views.
How did I manage to go 26 years without the over-the-top spring color of the Reeves-Reed Arboretum?
Also, fast food, donuts, imaginary cities and Warhol knock-offs.
Ever since I moved out here in 1989 I’ve kind of marvelled at how such a lovely spot as the reservoir in South Mountain Reservation could be totally off-limits. Fenced in on all sides, dilapidated grounds, and so on. Two years ago, the county leased the area from the East Orange Water Company, and immediately…
A few years ago E. and I visited this incredible resort, and spent a few hours on the grounds. We vowed that, when we returned, we’d spend more time; part of the deal is, when you have a dinner or lunch reservation you have almost full use of the property for the day. That means…
This one runs from Kingston down to Ellenville, NY — maybe 25 miles. We did a very small portion of it, but there were still a few nice things to see as the sun went down.
Somehow, the little hamlet of High Falls, NY, is a food Mecca. E. and I had brunch this morning at the astonishing Dupuy Canal House. This 200+ year-old building houses a rambling array of dining spaces that hold from an intimate gathering of two to a party of over 20. The restaurant itself is something…
Part of a rail-trail system that includes five locks on the old canal between New Paltz and Stone Bridge, NY.