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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Christmas.

Decking the halls. Preparing for the Christmas season. I haven’t done any decorating, yet. On the recent trip to New York, the effort was in full swing. A couple of Pittsburgh shots, too.

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Puzzle People

imageimageimageimageMy  father bought this puzzle in 1976. He’s the one who got Mark saying Sacramento at age 2, when you’d ask him “what’s the capital of California?”

This summer Mark took his family to see ten more state capitals/ capitols.

The handcrafted wood puzzle was missing New York and Lake Ontario. For years! Missing puzzle pieces is such a bummer. I’m not sure why I waited so long to see if I could get replacements.

Wk, I just received the hand cut replacement pieces and although the wood is a bit thinner these days and the color brighter, it is wonderful to have the puzzle complete again.

Besides New York is my birth state (yes, I grew up in the Garden State- New Joisey)

Thank you Puzzle People Michael and Pat Smith of Philo, California for completing the puzzle once again,  40 years later.

 


New York Snapshots- Thanksgiving Family Vacation

man and dogMan and dog in Central Park.

Alice in Wonderland StatueAlice of Wonderland statue

 

IMG_0655Waiting in line to see the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

 

IMG_0685Aunt Mary reading with Maura from her new book about Egypt.

 

George Washington crossing the DelawareMark photographing the boys as Washington Crosses the Delaware. Although I’ve seen the painting I couldn’t have told you the artist’s name –Emanuel Gottlieb Leutz

 

 

PretzelMaura and her pretzel after the museum

 

IMG_0755Lighting candles where Mark’s paternal grandparents were married in this chapel behind the main altar of

St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  I believe the year was 1947.(Bobbie?)

30 Rock at Night

30 Rockefeller Center at Night

 

American Girl StoreMaura likes the American Girl Store Window

 

 

Grand Central STationGrand Central in the background

You have to have a few posed shots, attempting to get everyone with you at the same time. HA!

 

Transit MuseumMichael watches the trains at the Transit Museum

 

subwaySubway ride back to Aunt Mary’s station stop.

 

 

 

 


My Sister Guest Blogs from Fishkill, NY via Phone

It wasn’t her idea but when I got this photo from her on the phone I thought it was a perfect picture to post. A scene you don’t see everyday!  When I visit her in NYC she shows me the coolest places to take  photos.  In fact, she has spotted many of my blogposts when we traveled to see our brother in WA, too. I am thinking of the train car that was a hamburger stand for sale.  She’s visiting friends near Albany then went down to Fishkill,NY. She said this  hot dog place is next to the Hardware Store.  Thanks Mary. That was fun!


Conductor on the Platform through The “Pennsylvanian” Train Window

When you travel the route from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia and maybe onto New York, this conductor calls out the history of Horseshoe Curve  before the train approaches this landmark.   You look out the window, see the front end of the train across the way, just as he said.  Amazing!

Conductor on the "Pennsylvanian"

All Aboard.