Hunter’s Creek Park

July 3, 2014 – Since we have a new kitten we didn’t want to be gone too long, but still wanted to get outside on a gorgeous three day weekend. Hunter’s Creek Park was the perfect nearby, only slightly muddy, hiking destination.  The trails are fairly easy to follow, and as long as you remember where…

New York City in the Summertime

July 11-13, 2014 – It was time for another weekend trip to New York City (Or “North Y City” according to the GPS).  Actually, we reserved crown tickets for the Statue of Liberty months in advance, so we knew we were definitely going to New York this weekend.  We drove down to Connecticut, got pizza from Sbarro’s,…

Anniversary Trip to Lake Placid

May 23-26, 2014 – So, what did we do on our long anniversary weekend? Drove through lots and lots of rain on Friday to get to Lake Placid.  Also discovered that traffic on backroads can move very slowly if you’re stuck behind a pickup truck carrying scrap metal. Hotel room with lake view balcony just…

New York City at Christmas

So we’ve discussed lots of things to do in NYC during the summer time… but what about during the Christmas season?  Well, yes, there is snow, and wind, and possibly a bit of rain, and it can be bitterly cold.  But, NYC is still a great place to visit!  And here are just a few…

New York City Summer Favorites

July 13-14, 2013 – We had one last weekend in NYC this year.  So, what did we do? A few favorites: The Met (seriously, amazing Egyptian and Greco-Roman exhibits) Cookies at Levain Bakery – chocolate chocolate, please and thank you The Natural History Museum, where we watched a movie on penguins and learned about whales Pizza…

Hudson River Valley Exploration

March 2, 2013 – Happy 9 year anniversary to us! To celebrate we took a road trip to the Hudson River Valley. We left Friday night and drove to Fishkill, NY. The drive was decent, and we woke up with a view of the Catskill Mountains. First up was a visit to the Vanderbilt Mansion…

Upper East Side and the Met

August 19, 2012 – We wanted to spend most of the day in the city, and we started off with a walk back to The Met. We looked through some of the paintings in the upper galleries, though there were many we didn’t have a chance to see on this trip (this museum is also huge,…