Thursday, April 20, 2017


Trip to the zoo

Feeding goats 

Riding the train around South Mountain reservoir -- the only part of the zoo that I remember from my childhood.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Outside of my favorite cookie bakery

I've always wanted to go to the Butterfly Conservatory at the Natural History Museum.  I have been to the museum a few times in the past couple of years, but haven't gone to see the butterflies.  So we finally went.  It was fun.  

You don't need binoculars to see the butterflies, but that didn't stop this kid.

And of course, dinosaurs....

Monday, April 17, 2017


My sister and her family were here for Spring Break.  We went to do a few things I have never done before.  This is Alexander Hamilton's summer home:

Cherry blossoms

General Grant's Memorial.  I learned that more than a million people attended his memorial service.  Besides being instrumental in ending the Civil War and defeating the Confederate Army, he was seen as a major civil rights leader during his presidency and after.  He was very well loved at the time, especially here in Harlem.

Running in front of the memorial