Admiring the splendor of the Brooklyn Bridge

I’ve been across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge so many times, but each time, it strikes me with its beauty. Years ago, back in college, I took a course with David McCullough and we read his fabulous The Great Bridge that delves into the engineering feat of John and Washington Roebling in building this bridge 1869-1883.…

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Exploring Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY / Kimberly Sullivan

For years, I’ve “meant to get out” to Prospect Bark, Brooklyn’s largest public park, but it is only this past summer that I visited for the first time. Prospect Park is one of New York’s “historical” parks, it was planned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux – of Central Park fame. It was first…

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Happy Halloween …. from Sleepy Hollow!

Sleepy Hollow, New York / Kimberly Sullivan

Happy Halloween! And what a great time to spotlight the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery I visited this past August. I’ve alread posted about Tarrytown, the little Hudson River town that make an easy daytrip form New York City. The next town over, which you can reach walking, is Sleepy Hollow. And its main attraction is the…

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Enjoying The Met’s panoramic rooftop

The Met Museum rooftop / Kimberly Sullivan

When I’m back in New York, I always spend a substantial amount of time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met). I love art in general, and The Met in particular, and pop in frequently to see new exhibitions, visit old favorites, check out new acquisitions and stop in on the fabulous tours they…

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Dreamy views from New York’s Little Island

Little Island, New York / Kimberly Sullivan

This summer, I got the chance to go visit the urban (river) park, Little Island, which opened to the public in 2021. It is located on the Hudson River, at Pier 55, between Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. It’s easily visible from New York’s Highline, and is a short detour if you’re walking along the…

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A stop-off in Sulphur Springs, Texas

Sulphur Springs, Texas/ Kimberly Sullivan

Two summers ago, my younger son and I took a loooong US roadtrip. We had one long stretch from Memphis, Tennessee to outside of Dallas, Texas. When it became clear we weren’t going to get there until late, we decided to stop off for dinner and to stretch our legs – and did so in…

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The hairy deer of Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio/ Kimberly Sullivan

If you’ve visited Columbus, Ohio, chances are you’ve noticed the deer sculpture as you were crossing the Scioto River downtown. This playful buck was created by artist Terry Allen. It was installed in 2015 when the entire riverwalk and park underwent a major renovation, and it’s become a popular place to snap a photo and…

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Touring Galveston’s Bishop’s Palace

Galveston, Texas / Kimberly Sullivan

Last week I wrote about our holiday in fabulous Galveston island, Texas. Since we were biking all over the island, we were passing thense impressive turn of the century show homes each day. The Bishop’s Palace had the most convenient opening hours, without need for an appointment, so this worked well for our schedule.  …

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Island living in Galveston, Texas

Galveston, Texas / Kimberly Sullivan

I’ve already written about the wonderful, historic Galvez Resort and Spa. My younger son and I stayed here during a driving holiday two summers ago. Our visit to Texas’ Galveston island was an idyllic holiday for us. We had been driving long distances (and had a long drive back), so we were thrilled to park…

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