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.
My 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.
Mark 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
St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I believe the year was 1947.(Bobbie?)
30 Rockefeller Center at Night
You have to have a few posed shots, attempting to get everyone with you at the same time. HA!
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!
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!