Monday, October 31, 2011
Jeff cut up the tree and dragged it out of the way. He then cleared our elderly neighbor's driveway. Once the driveway was passable, he drove the Lexus up to the house.
Sunday morning found Jeff snow blowing the driveway. What would I do without him!
There are 800,000 people in CT without electricity. 80% of Wilton is without power. It is estimated that power will not be restored until Wed evening or later.
Happy Halloween! It is hard to believe we are talking about snow storm damage in Oct. We are lucky to still have our electricity.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The museum at Ellis Island is very large. We did not have enough time to tour the entire building. There is an interesting movie which describes the immigrants journey and what they encountered once they arrived at Ellis Island.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
We spent Saturday at the Statue of Liberty. It was sunny and warm, a perfect day to be out in NYC.
We took the subway to Battery Park. As we approached the ferry dock, we saw a long line of people waiting. We were lucky that our reserved tickets allowed us to bypass the outside line and enter the security tent. Before you can board the ferry, you need to take off your coat, belt, watch, and handbags. All items are x-rayed and then you pass thru a metal detector.
If you want to enter the pedestal or go up to the crown, you need to pass thru another round of security screenings. This second screening took even longer than the first. Before you enter the pedestal, you pass thru a museum which explains the history of the Statue.
After climbing 143 stairs, we had reached the top of the pedestal. All I kept thinking was that I need to go back to the gym. It was amazing to see how many international tourists were visiting. If you are thinking of visiting, be prepared to spend a lot of time waiting for security checks and the ferry.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I always wished that Marist had a nicer library. The James Cannavino digital library was beautiful and very impressive.
I had read about the recently opened Hancock Center and was wowed by the electronic trading floor classroom.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge has been converted into a pedestrian walkway. Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is a linear walkway spanning the Hudson River. At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, it is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.
I was surprised by the large number of people that were walking on the bridge at 9:30 am. There were Mom's pushing strollers, couples sipping coffee, groups of joggers and dog walkers.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
I pulled a metal pan out of the cabinet and it made a loud clang. Jeff said Coop's head jerked up and he immediately raced downstairs.
It seems that Coop thought the noise came from the dog treat jar being opened. Coop immediately sat down in the kitchen and lifted his paw, waiting for a snack.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
We are now trying to once again get the grass to grow. I was happy to see little green shoots appearing. It seems all this rainy weather does have a positive side!