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    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
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    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

     

     

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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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