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Author Archive for Mrs. Mecomber

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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Thomas Cole Historic Site

Thomas Cole Historic Site

Visiting the Olana State Historic Site, the famous home of artist Frederic Church, in Hudson, NY, only slaked my thirst to see the home of my favorite painter, Thomas Cole. I studied these artists in art school. Church and Cole were part of what we now call the “Hudson River Valley School” of artists, the […]

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Activities For Young People in Oneida, NY

Activities For Young People in Oneida, NY

Oneida, New York, is a lovely little community in the center of Madison County. Victorian homes grace the streets while downtown is a bustling small-town city with shops, restaurants and artisan boutiques. Named for the Iroquois tribe that settled the area, Oneida is brimming with pre-colonial and early American history, and New York schoolchildren know […]

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Retro Urban Beach Experience at Rockaway

Retro Urban Beach Experience at Rockaway

Rockaway beach in Queens has got be one of my top NY chill out spots and it’s no surprise that over a million visitors end up here every year.   Located in the Rockaway Peninsula in the NY borough of Queens and on the south shore of Long Island, Rockaway beach is actually the name […]

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The Catskill Cats of Summer 2013

The Catskill Cats of Summer 2013

We had the opportunity to drive through the charming town of Catskill, NY, again this summer. What a treat! I love parking the car and walking down Main Street. The shops are wonderful and I LOVE the famous Catskill Cats!   In case you missed it, I wrote about who does the Catskill Cats and […]

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