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West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 1

West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 1

When we first planned our trip, we intended to visit the West Point Military Academy. I’d heard that the tour was free, self-guided, and welcome to visitors. When I called to be sure, however, I was told that every visitor over the age of 16 needs a valid photo identification card to enter the premises. […]

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The Open Studio in Catskill, NY

The Open Studio in Catskill, NY

We were merely strolling up and down Main Street in this quirky little town, looking for a restaurant. Every cafe or eatery that we tried was closed. AT least we got to stretch our legs after the long 2 hour drive from home, and at least we got to see the Cat-n-Around cats of Catskill, […]

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The Quirky Main Street Cats of Catskill, NY

The Quirky Main Street Cats of Catskill, NY

Is something in the air of this tiny little riverside town? Catskill, NY, just seems to exude creativity and whimsy. Washington Irving’s Rip van Winkle supposedly slept in this region; Samuel Wilson, the butcher who later became known as Uncle Sam, was born here. The Hudson River School artists were based here. And the region […]

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Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY

The Hudson River School of art has been my favorite fine art genre since I studied founder Thomas Cole’s stunning Voyage of Life paintings as a young art major in school. Such deep, dramatic, and luminous paintings these artists produced in the mid to late 19th century! As a matter of fact, their paintings were […]

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