Haunted tours, tales and rails, pumpkin-carving, a festival of scarecrows and more Halloween treats
It’s not my time to stop. Not yet. I still have plenty of bounce in me.
Ever see the statue of Sojourner Truth in Port Ewen? Trina Greene’s statue of a young Sojourner Truth is filled with surprises. Look carefully at the ground on which Truth walks.
If you are interested in supporting local cancer resources, here are my recommendations.
Why I’m a Forsyth Nature Center fan; hike the new River-to-Ridge Trail in New Paltz; dozens of ideas for local family activities.
A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave good-bye… The heat begins to sustain itself, balance. Like the equinox I am honoring. The teens leave, I remain. I want to be reflective but I’m just grateful to have had a summer. I thought I’d be long gone in March.
A family paradise: Do you avoid public spaces because you have active (read: loud) little ones? Curious where the heck the hamlet of Milton is? Then go to Frida’s Bakery & Cafe.
Sail to the Rondout Lighthouse, visit the Trevor Zoo and catch a film at the Four Brothers Drive-In
As we headed outside, summer temperatures and a rain-free day meant that none of us had shoes on. Suddenly I channeled John McLane, the lead character in Die Hard, who performed most of the movie with bare feet, including the brutal scene where he walks on broken glass. “Hey!” I shouted to my family. “Take your shoes!”
We clicked instantly. We laughed so much, like the time I sat down to rest against a wall during a beer festival, happily digesting my bratwurst, the now-empty paper plate by my side. A few people walked by me, said something that sounded kind even in German, bent down and threw some coins on my plate. I was puzzled. When Michi returned from getting us some soda (wink), I shared my confusion about what happened. She burst out laughing, gasping out, “They think you’re a bum!”