Historic Site

  On my way up the Hudson River to New Paltz , I discovered the Walkway Over the Hudson, a national historic site. It was awesome to be on the walking bridge, VERY far above the water.   Don’t forget the Farmer’s Market Related Post

Kitchen Tables.3 Julia Child

One of my favorite places in the home is the kitchen and I am sure most of you feel the same way. “The kitchen is the heart of the home.” Does anyone know where that phrase came from?  It is so true.  We cook, eat, visit, do homework, read the paper, use our laptops, watch [...]

Independence Day

On the Mall in Washington, DC It’s an exciting place to be on the 4th of July…I hope all of you had a great holiday too!

Monticello Dining Room

When I visited Monticello (the home of Thomas Jefferson) in 2002, the Dining Room was this Wedgwood Blue. This photo is from my Monticello Guidebook. and now… the Monticello website says of the color on the walls: Color: Originally unpainted plaster, then “chrome yellow,” then wall-papered, then blue in the post-Jefferson era. Currently the walls [...]

the beauty around us

what I saw this week: We took the grand-kids to a another place in NYC that they have wanted to go…to see the Little Red Lighthouse (under the great gray bridge).  The name of that bridge? The George Washington Bridge!  It was such a nice day and a beautiful scene: the water of the Hudson [...]

the beauty around us

what I saw this week: This is Teddy Roosevelt’s home on Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.  He was president from 1901-1909.  He was able to use his home as the “Summer White House”  during those years.  He shared this beautiful home with his wife and 6 children.  You can take a tour of the [...]


Come on a quick trip with me to one of my favorite places…Williamsburg, Virginia.  I was there with my husband to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.  Please note the architecture; woodwork; wall paper; colors; brick.  These are some of the reasons why I love to go there.  Plus the history, of course.  Is that Thomas Jefferson?  [...]

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