Olana is a Gem in Hudson, NY

Olana is the name of Frederic Church's stunning home in Hudson, NY.  Church was one of the first painters in the "Hudson River School of Art".  The home was lovingly designed by Church, himself.  It is a work of art and incredible to see.  It is a fascinating mix of middle eastern and victorian motifs. … Continue reading Olana is a Gem in Hudson, NY

Kykuit the Rockefeller Estate – great short excursion from NYC

About a one hour's drive north of NYC, up the beautiful Hudson River, is Kykuit.  This mansion was built by the oil baron, John D. Rockefeller in 1913.  The interior of the house is beautiful and the grounds are spectacular.  The nearby town of Sleepy Hollow, NY is also very lovely.  It is full of … Continue reading Kykuit the Rockefeller Estate – great short excursion from NYC

gorgeous…or is it…gorges…… lets take a hike

I just found this post from fellow blogger, KmSalvatore. The Gorges in upstate NY look absolutely BEAUTIFUL.


Gorges…Walk in the Park Ithaca is Gorges, New York’s Finger Lakes, and beyond


so ..now that you have walked up all those stairs…turn around and take a look

by the time you finish walking through this particular park (the trails are man made) the rest has been formed by glaciers. this particular area sits  between 2 finger lakes. you will have walked up 60 flights of stairs. YES.. I said 60!!! so put your sneaks on and lets go

30734477741_7cc30434c8_o_pe ok, lets keep walking, and make sure you have everything covered.. or your going to get wet. also..see way on top that thing that is coming across, that’s a bridge.. I don’t do heights, but ill be getting closer…..eventually 🙂

30734470361_c175236a7c_o_pe one of the many bridges, out of many steps to get to the top. I can almost hear that water running.

30521672700_79ef3a1c11_o_pe I’m always tell the Mr. to get out of my way..He…

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