Some wonder if Alice’s adventures were real or if it was a dream. Perhaps it is only in dreaming that we find a reality that is worth living. Sure, we all have responsibilities. Life is full of hardships, frustration and disappointments, but it is also full of adventure, surprise, and “gifts” of God and nature.... Continue Reading →
Day 9: Julius’
When Adam McCandless first opened his grocery story in 1835, in what is now Greenwich Village, little did he know that this building would change the course of history. When the business was converted to a restaurant and bar 24 years later, it set on a path to the National Park Service Register of Historical... Continue Reading →
Back To The Future With Keith
Join me on my trip to 1964. Global tensions were escalating as powerful nations flexed their nuclear-powered muscles. Finding a way to peace was on our minds. In a move to create a #Unisphere feeling, New York City opened its doors and invited the entire universe to the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Park... Continue Reading →
Well, Hello. Please Come In.
Tourist season is winding down. The crowds are somewhat lessened, but there are still plenty of tourists to go around. NY1, our 24/7 TV news station, recently reported that 1 out of three jobs in Manhattan are tourists related. That caught my attention and piqued my interest. With a little research, I discovered some interesting... Continue Reading →
Please Stand Clear of the Closing Doors!
Subways are probably the number one target of complaint for New Yorkers. Apparently we haven’t lived here long enough to develop the aversion, rather we continue to be fascinated by a system, that is able to move so many people and which is easily accessible from almost anywhere in Manhattan. Although there are frequent (warranted)... Continue Reading →
The Pillow Fight
“See that giant rabbit? Follow him!” We got on the C train and got off at 4th Street. We didn’t know where we were. We wandered around looking for the National Pillow Fight Day at Washington Square Park. We weren’t having much luck finding the Park and we were wandering all over the Village when... Continue Reading →
For those of you who are planning to visit New York City, we have found a touristy thing we think you will enjoy. Near Times Square sits a diner that looks like a movie set from Happy Days. It’s the Stardust Diner. There are two ways to spot it. One, it looks like something from... Continue Reading →
Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Tip: We need to get ready to go. JAM: What? Go where? Tip: You know, our plan was to just be here for a year. JAM: Yeah, I know Tip: The year is up. JAM: Yeah, well. Tip: We should be getting ready to go back to Texas. Are you ready to get packed up... Continue Reading →
The Seinfeld Blog
Rain in the forecast but we didn’t care, it was above 40 degrees and we had been cooped up for too long. Undecided about where to go, JAM said, “We haven’t been east for a while and we should go over to the other side of the island. East it was. With our umbrellas tucked out... Continue Reading →
It Was a Very Good Year.
Tradition requires this to be a day of reflection and for looking forward. On the last day of 2016 we lost Quah, our dog of 16 years. She was the kindest, gentlest, best looking dog we have ever owned. She was a mutt like us, and she was always an important member of the family.... Continue Reading →