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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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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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