Where? or what? are the Adirondacks you may ask. Since my friend Luz DID ask, here is a blog about it. Driving 5-6 hours from Manhattan, Boston, or Buffalo towards Montreal you will find a quiet, forested, mountainous area with many lakes and few people. The Adirondack Park (aka ‘ADK’ or ‘the ‘dacks’) in Northern… Continue reading Let’s Learn About the Adirondacks!
I thought I’d share my upholstery projects with you. I started doing reupholstery about 8-10 years ago (not including recovering chair pads). I bought an antique garage sale find, an early Empire style couch covered in cabbage roses. I stripped the fabric and staples, refinished the wood, and chose a trendy leopard print with black… Continue reading Upping the Game.
I’ve fallen into several rabbit holes during quarantine. No, not literally although some of you wouldn’t be surprised. I’ve been preoccupied with WWF (thank you to my WordsWithFriends friends, who apparently are likewise obsessed), baking, swimming, hiking, baking some more, and reading, reading, reading. Thus, no blog for a while. It was a beautiful summer… Continue reading Ugghhh. “Unprecedented”. I hate that word.
Thank you all for your concern regarding the termination of our South American/Patagonia tour. Turns out Argentina has or will begin shortly a 14 day quarantine on arriving US citizens (among others) that were in-country less than 14 days which we would have been included in. Our tour organization, Odysseys Unlimited, was correct in sending… Continue reading WISH! (Why I’m Staying Home)
Well, friends, our trip has come to a premature end. Due to the decision of the Argentine president to quarantine all incoming USA citizens (among others), our tour organization decided to cancel the remainder of our tour. On day One! Since no details about who would be detained, it was in our best interest to… Continue reading Buenos Aires: The End
We have been in Argentina 6 days now and there is no overt evidence of the Coronavirus pandemic. A few, not many, people wore masks in the domestic airport as we departed BA for Iguazu. Iguazu is located about 800 miles north of BA in a tiny finger sliver of Argentina bordering Brazil and Paraguay.… Continue reading Iguazu Falls
Buenos Aires is nicknamed ‘the Paris of South America’ but my first impression is that of a flatter version of Lisbon. However, the sidewalks here are smooth marble unlike the ankle-busting cracked uneven stones of Lisbon. The beautiful aura is the same. As for the people, in the famous words of Ken Sutton, “They are… Continue reading Buenos Aires Day 2
Buenas dias! Our first day in Buenos Aires has ended and our adrenaline has normalized. An uneventful 10 hr flight from a mostly empty JFK airport (Coronavirus anyone?) brought us to EZE airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina mid-morning. We are beginning a month long trip from here, looping south through Patagonia up to Santiago and… Continue reading Buenos Aires Part 1.0
Alas! Our time in St. Thomas has ended. We spent a month avoiding the recent snowfalls back home. Although I kinda missed seeing those flakes piling up, the comfort of sunny days and white sandy beaches assuaged my guilt. Also, our wonderful neighbors and friends kept us up to date on the weather so we… Continue reading Iguanas in Trees 2.0
Greg is retired 3 years this month, Feb. 2020 and I will follow in April. The time has flown by as you may have noticed while following this blog. This winter in the ADK has been pretty quiet, the big snows holding off and temps up and down but averaging mostly in the 20’s. Since… Continue reading Paradise Found