Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bennetts - trimming

2-24 - Wet, wet, wet weather, seemingly forever put a damper on riding so we focus on trimming the always prickler-strewn, overgrown main trail at Bennetts.

BTW - some of the trail itself was like quicksand - eager to gobble your boots in 4 inch deep muck!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

History all around: lunch hour treats...

The weather was incredible for this time of year — sunny and in the high 60s!  My lunch was a time to sniff out more history nearby!

Castle Clinton in Battery Park

2-21 - On the way to the Castle Clinton close by in Battery Park - this little critter was looking for a handout :-)
 -Castle Clinton-

Native American Museum

2-22- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is just a short walk from my work and is located in the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House.

There was much to see and ponder and the building itself was magnificent.

Maps welcome you to the gift shop and normally I avoid these like a plague but the artifacts, books and music available was--needless to say-culturally enriching and more the worth the visit.

The routunda is flanked on three sides by the museum's main exhibition galleries. A large array of collections from various regions -- Northeast Woodlands, Plains, Northwest Coast, Meso-American, etc. fill the galleries. It is truly spectacular. I will be returning often as the exhibits change and the depth of materials is extensive.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pequonnock Valley - Snowshoes

The fat bikers don't waste a second! The snow last night was already groomed by midday. :-) Took a hike all over the Park via snowshoes (I probably could have biked it as the trails were prepped!)

Pump Track, Blue - north of the bridge, Red,  Yellow - central maze, etc. All were good!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Lunch Hour - Walking in Lower Manhattan

Same company but new job at a new location: lower Manhattan! I started in January and finally got out for a nice walk at lunchtime. There’s so much old building charm and history down here and actually much calmer than midtown. Needless to say… I am enjoying it!

Cobblestone streets, taverns from the 1800s, mammoth stone buildings that have so much grandeur compared to the ubiquitous modern glass-skinned skyscrapers — it’s Disney world for a history buff like me!

To top it off? A national park resource just a couple of blocks away! The Federal Hall is magnificent. Its a museum now full of many treasures from the birth of our country. To quote ARNOLD: “I’ll be back”!
Ooo yeah - maps!

Further Info
Federal Hall -National Memorial, New York