Monthly Archives: August 2011

Inn on the Hudson | Peekskill, NY

It may not be fancy…but the Inn on the Hudson boasts rooms which are clean and comfortable, and a location that’s close to hiking at Bear Mountain or Harriman State Park…and there’s a decent view too! Just outside of the … Continue reading

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Packed & Ready – The Peru Checklist

I’ve been packing my bag for a while now…almost three weeks actually.  This is a habit of mine, so I’m sure I don’t forget anything – and this is the first trip I’ve taken where I needed to buy a … Continue reading

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This Day in History | August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina hits the city of New Orleans – making my name one to never be forgotten. “Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in … Continue reading

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This Day in History | August 26, 1939

The Wizard of Oz opened in theaters around the United States – introducing the film that I would ruin 3 video tapes of by over-watching it as a small child. “Although it received largely positive reviews, won two Academy Awards, … Continue reading

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This Day in History | August 24, 79 AD

The great city of Pompeii is buried by Vesuvius. “The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii … Continue reading

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Wild Turkeys in the Suburbs

It was just last week that I had been talking about the wild turkeys that used to terrorize my parents neighborhood.  “In your parent’s neighborhood?”  Damany almost didn’t believe me when I said it, “No way!” When I was in … Continue reading

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Downtown Denver’s Got a Sculpture of My Tattoo!!

Denver, Colorado  This sculpture was found in downtown Denver by my good friend Chi Chi.  She recently moved there, and upon seeing this thought of me.  Which, if you know me, the reason for this would be obvious.  I have … Continue reading

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There’s a Reason for That…Gibraltar

There’s a really good reason for this sign, advising against feeding the apes…and I sure found out what it was. After riding the cable car up to the top of the Rock – with the most annoying mid-western American girl … Continue reading

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Packing Rule #2

Packing as light as possible, while still having everything I need, has always been a goal of mine – but at the same time I like having a guidebook to aid me along the way.  While I know there is … Continue reading

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Harriman State Park | Red Cross Trail from Lake Skannatati

It was supposed to be the  Red Cross, Beech Trail and Long Path Loop from Lake distance 8.4 miles – considered moderate on the NY-NJ Trail Conference website, with views and a waterfall along the way.  Knowing that the … Continue reading

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