Category Archive: New York

Five Years

Five years is a long time. Things change. Friends have become parents and become parents again. Children have grown up. People have moved to different towns and states, sold houses and bought new… Continue reading

Visiting in NYC

After Ithaca we began a month of visiting family and friends, starting with a 6 day stay with my sister in northern New Jersey. I intend to summarize many of these visits in… Continue reading

The Organic Shapes of Buttermilk Falls

We certainly didn’t plan it, but as it turned out, we saved the best for last on our Ithaca trip. I had loved the deep gorge and high falls of Robert B. Treman,… Continue reading

More Gorges and Waterfalls: Cascadilla Gorge, Ithaca Falls, and Taughannock Falls

Oh hey, so WordPress accidentally published this post a few days ago before I had added text – and I say WordPress did it because I swear I was editing another post at… Continue reading

Ithaca is Gorges: Robert B. Treman State Park Gorge

Ithaca surprised us. Our expectations were that it would be a pretty place, but likely full of black flies during the first week of June; the reality was that it was beautiful –… Continue reading

A Visit with My Sister and Rafting on the Delaware River (Again!)

After we left Long Island we drove the short distance to my sister’s house in northern New Jersey where she lives with her husband Kurt and kids McKenzie and Gabe. We had the… Continue reading

A Visit with Nick and An Aside on Taking Photos of Porta-Potties

I would like to start this post with an aside. It’s kind of related to our visit with Tom’s son Nick. I am not good at taking pictures of people. Not so much… Continue reading

North Mountain Trail, Catskill Mountains

On our way from Rachel’s to our next visit we stopped for a hike in the Catskill region. The Catskills are a smaller, distinct mountain range located south of the Adirondacks that are… Continue reading

Chickens Move Too Fast: Visiting Rachel and Hiking Good Luck Lake Trail

After visiting with my stepfather we got to visit with my friend Rachel! Rachel and her husband Jon are developing an awesome little homestead on their property and so in addition to spending… Continue reading

Log Jammin’ and Other Things at the Adirondack Museum

The Adirondack Museum celebrates development in the Adirondack Mountain Forest Preserve, a 6 million acre swath of New York State that contains human settlements as well as protected forest, focusing on the areas… Continue reading