Archive for July, 2012

July 16 Happy Birthday Uncle D!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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Uncle D was on MSNBC!
(and he wasn’t being chased by a police helicopter!)

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I would like Uncle D to block.

July 15

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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Big hugs and kisses for Uncle D.

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We missed them before we left the driveway.

July 14

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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We assaulted Mt. Beacon this morning!

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Beautiful view of the Hudson and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.

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We explored the ruins of the original cable lift.

July 13

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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Vacations should be about trying new things.  Both kids tried a
McDonald’s Frappe for the first time.

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We hiked around the lake (2 miles) 

Notice the rocks up high behind the kids…

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This is from on top of the rocks.

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This is near the parking lot heading down to the “beach”.  The guide books
talked about how cold this glacial lake was.  Actually, it was warmer
than Lake Michigan!

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We could see for 20-30 miles!

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The girls are fabulous and sassy!

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Dutchess County Stadium is a great place to watch a game.

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One of my favorite picture of the whole gang.
(I need to photoshop myself in the picture)

July 12

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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Big Iron Egg.

 I saw this cast iron stove in New Paltz.  This cool college
town with nice shops.

July 11

Monday, July 16th, 2012

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Getting ready to board the Metro North line bound for New York City.

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We ate lunch near the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

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Outside the MET (with some funky color going on…)

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Aunt J outside the MET. (she has never been before)

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The grand Egyptian room.

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Little Man took this picture.

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The very model strength, archery and beauty…

the statue is nice too…

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Mom and Little Lady love this room so much.

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View of Diana off of the reflection pond.

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The statues are under a huge glass ceiling.

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Mounted knights of the armor room.

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Close up of Tiffany stained glass.

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This table was once owned by Vanderbilt.

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Arial view of the statue room (can you tell we love the Diana’s statue?)

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Very beautiful Strativarious violins.

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High view of the armor room.

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This is one of my favorite Van Gogh’s

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This could go in our bedroom.

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This would make a nice addition to our living room….

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Renoir….  I see cheeks!

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On the hard streets of New York, even the kids bikes are not safe.

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Mom found Lombardi’s Pizza in Little Italy on Motte St.
 It was SO good!

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The subways move REALLY fast!

This was Little Man’s idea.

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This cool building near the water spiralled as it rose
into the sky.

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I copied Mom’s photo idea.

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The Freedom Tower is under construction behind them.

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The tiny little speck in the background is Lady Liberty.

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Aunt J with the Empire State Building in the back.

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I have to go potty….

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Last stop… the Times Square Toys R Us. 

This is the top floor, full of action figures.

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Hi girls!  We rode on the INDOOR ferris wheel.

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Zonked out but happy….

July 10

Monday, July 16th, 2012

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We took a tour of West Point.

The stadium, to the right, overlooks a lake.  The stadium has been
voted as one of the most picturesque in the country.

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This is the front of the main student cathedral.

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Overlooking the residence building.

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Interior of cathedral.

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This is the main console for the pipe organ which is one of the biggest
in the country.

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Internal view of the cathedral from altar.

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Beautiful, full exterior shot… and the church is pretty too.

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Beautiful view overlooking the Hudson.

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Million dollar view.

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Million dollar familiy in front of million dollar view.

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We had a WONDERFUL dinner made by B for Aunt L’s birthday!

Uncle D got Aunt L the ice cream cake she wanted.

July 9

Monday, July 16th, 2012

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We drove down to Robert Moses State park which has a beautiful
beach along the Atlantic Ocean. 

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I spotted two mermaids in the water!  no… wait, it’s mom and Little Lady.

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This is our new beach shade.  It worked great!  Aunt J. is catching
a few zzzzzzzzzz.

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Big hugs before we leave the beach

July 8

Monday, July 16th, 2012

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Uncle D is practicing before his wiffle ball league game.  They
split the two game series.

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Waiting for the West Point fireworks to begin.

I thought they were better than Indy’s fireworks!

July 6

Monday, July 16th, 2012

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I love the top bumper sticker:

“If you can read this… roll me over!”