Fraunces Tavern

  Our recent interest in all things historic sent us to the Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan. In this area, old is old. It started in 1624.  Unless you’re from Europe, that is a long time ago. Almost 150 years later, in 1762, Samuel Fraunces purchased this property and opened a tavern.  This tavern has... Continue Reading →

Our Trip To Coney Island

  We decided to have a goof off day and go to Coney Island.  Like little kids, we were excited.  We couldn’t wait to get there.  Cause it was Coney Island.  There is Disneyland and Disneyworld, Six Flags and there is Coney Island!  The Granddaddy of all amusement parks! The Beach, the Boardwalk, Nathan’s hot... Continue Reading →

Lunch at the Tavern

Everything in New York seems to have had a previous life.   Today we decided to treat ourselves to a quiet lunch at Tavern on the Green.   This beautiful restaurant is located in Central Park where West 66th street meets the western edge of the park.   We walked from our apartment and arrived a... Continue Reading →

Then and Now

We have been on a history kick.  Growing up in Oklahoma, I remember studying about the 5 Civilized Tribes, the grapes of wrath, and the Alamo. I did pay attention to the U.S. history, but it seemed like something that happened far away and long ago, like the history of Greeks and Romans. Mostly I... Continue Reading →

Dragon Boat Races

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.  When I first read about it, my imagination started running wild.  I pictured long boats covered with a giant dragon costumes with huge dragon heads blowing smoke and fire out of some hideous face.  I saw a long waving spiked tail splashing in the water.  That’s what I saw. The... Continue Reading →

Sunday in Central Park

There are hundreds!  There are thousands!  They are all here!  It is a beautiful Sunday afternoon and Central Park is full of people from all over the world enjoying this beautiful park on a beautiful day. The streets are full of bicycles, skateboards, and in-line skates ridden by all ages.  Some casually cruising along, some... Continue Reading →

For our Foodie Friends

  Living in the center of Manhattan’s restaurant district, and confined to a kitchen smaller than my Texas closet, we decided it was time to update our kitchen skills and try our hand at some new dishes.   Williams Sonoma is just a mile from here so we checked their list of upcoming classes. Skipping past... Continue Reading →

Eyes of the Beholder

Since we got here about 5 months ago, we have only been to a couple of art galleries.  So we decided to have a gallery day.  We caught the C train to the heart of Chelsea, the part of the City that is rumored to be the art center of NYC. We walked the Highline,... Continue Reading →

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