Ryding through the West Rock Tunnel on Route 15 in Connecticut

Happy Friday.  Quick lead into your weekend.  Recent Ryde on my Spyder through the West Rock Tunnel on Route 15 in Connecticut.  We don't get many tunnels in the east, this is easy to find near Yale and fun to ride.  Takes about 30 seconds to ride through.  Enjoy and have a great weekend.  Go … Continue reading Ryding through the West Rock Tunnel on Route 15 in Connecticut

Ryding very near Manhattan but in very beautiful spaces

I love to ryde my Can-Am Spyder in quiet and wilderness areas so one would think I must go a long way from Manhattan where I live.  Sometimes I do, to Bear Mountain, Harriman State Park, the Catskills, Hawks Nest and even the Adirondacks.  But there is a hidden, little known, beautiful road right under … Continue reading Ryding very near Manhattan but in very beautiful spaces

Thanksgiving with family and a visit to Naples, Florida

Last week I had a wonderful Thanksgiving, visiting my mom in Central Florida for a sumptuous meal.  We had turkey, ham, risotto, deviled eggs, sweet potato casserole, delicious roast vegetables, cheese rolls, lovely dressing and so much more.  My mom will live off the left overs and share them with her neighbors for some time … Continue reading Thanksgiving with family and a visit to Naples, Florida

Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review

Last Sunday my favorite (and closest) park in New York City hosted the annual Medieval Festival.  It was terrific.  Lots of good festival food (a few years ago they added beer and wine), many performance stages, demonstrations of blacksmithing and sword making, multiple themed booths selling baubles and beads, knights jousting, a live chess game, … Continue reading Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review

This weekend: The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

On Sunday, October 1, come to Fort Tryon Park, near the top of Manhattan (and right next door to me) to enjoy the annual Medieval Festival.  Take the A Train to 190th Street stop, take the elevator up to Fort Washington Avenue and turn right. There will be jousting, falconry demonstrations, medieval weaponry, people in … Continue reading This weekend: The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

The Edward Albee Collection at Sotheby’s

When Edward Albee died about a year ago his estate arranged an auction of the art work he had collected to benefit the foundation he established.  Sotheby's won the right to conduct the auction and the exhibit for the sale opens today at their headquarters on the upper East Side of Manhattan.  I have purchased … Continue reading The Edward Albee Collection at Sotheby’s