• Upcomimg Trips

    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
  • theatre and Concerrts

    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!

    June 20 The forecast rain didn’t happen so, having lined up for senior tickets in the morning, we were able to see an uninterrupted ‘Othello” in Central Park last night. The set and costumes were magnificent and the actors did their best but the direction gave  a somewhat bland production. I personally thought that some players were miscast and this distracted from the illusion.

     

     

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NY day – Trials of a modern Santa, Intrepid Museum, Tranqil Hudson Valley and bleak Central Park

I wonder if children of today recognize the tremendous task that Santa faces in our modern society–gone are the cute thatched cottages of yesteryear where climbing down the chimney was a fairly simple matter; now-a-days he has to carry heavy equipment in order to make his deliveries. Here he is in action at a building near me:

Click on the pictures for detail

40 stories up!

40 stories up!

Look out, below!

Look out, below!

I went with Craig to the Intrepid Museum particularly to see the newly established “Enterprise” exhibit two or three weeks ago. I found it disappointing. While the massive flying machine is an awesome piece of humans’ audacious  ingenuity, a great opportunity was lost by not allowing access to the inside so that people could get some feeling for what the astronauts endured and the views they saw from space.

Even the inside of the  Concorde is now closed to the public. Here are some pictures:

Pointed nose

Pointed nose

undercarriage of the British Airways' Concorde

undercarriage of the British Airways’ Concorde

Endeavour

Enterprise

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Nose wheel

Nose wheel

Distinctive nose

Distinctive nose

sputnik's cabin

sputnik’s cabin

Dining umbrellas in Cold Spring

Dining umbrellas in Cold Spring

The Hudson at West Point

The Hudson at West Point . . . .. . .

View form Thayer Hotel, West point

View form Thayer Hotel, West point

Bleak Central Park

Bleak Central Park

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Welcome in any weather . . . . . . .

Welcome in any weather . . . . . . .

Red tailed hawk looking fro prey

Red tailed hawk looking for prey

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