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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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Bear Mountain View

For bikers, cyclists and tourists alike, the steep, hair-pin-bended road to the top of Bear Mountain is a challenge. The challenge for cyclists is to reach the top without dismounting, even if the buttocks get skinned in the process. The challenge for the bearded and be-leathered bikers is to act with complete nonchalence while besotted onlookers ooh! and ah! over their immaculately kept machines (Even the female bikers seem to sport a 5.o’clock shadow). Motorists’ challenge is to miss flagging cyclists when confronted with them head on just as one rounds a bend—quite nerve-wracking.

But the view alone is always worth everyone’s effort. On a clear day, one used to be able to see the Twin Towers 50 miles to the south. Sadly, no longer, but the Memorial tower is already higher than the Empire State building and it will become the marker soon! Here are some of the views which greeted us last Saturday (April 28). When we arrived, the rocks were swarming with young Japanese tourists on an educational outing it seemed:

Japanese School outing?

Biker and cyclists

Bikers’ admiration session

Painting subject?


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