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After we went camping , we went to Saugerties to check out the town. We stopped into Lucky Chocolates for ice cream and discovered their fun collection of chocolate treats. While Zoe ate homemade blue berry ice cream, Ezra loved checking out cases of chocolate nuts and bolts, dogs and cats, horses, shoes and they even had pretty little crystal cream flowers in a variety of colors. When we were seated outside the kids loved viewing the miniature amusement park in the store front window … while the parents nibbled on salted caramel covered in dark chocolate – yum!

Have a great, safe and dry 4th of July!
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We didn’t venture far this past long holiday weekend. Friends told us about Historic Richmond Town and – since we had just driven past other historic towns en route back from Boston – we thought we’d give our own local history a try. Staten Island is just a drive away (and we’ve been there by ferry before). We were a little disappointed that the site was a bit sleepy a day before Memorial Day. There were no residents dressed in period attire like the photos on the website, but I hear we have to return again when it’s not a holiday to see a few more buildings and the town abuzz with colonial farmers. The carpenter and his shop were the most entertaining part of our trip, and the kids didn’t mind getting out of the sun to see the Bringing Up Baby show indoors.

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Ezra made a sweet bouquet for me

Ezra made a sweet bouquet for me

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One very cold day we made a trip back to Roosevelt Island to swim in their indoor pool, and then remembered that there was a new memorial on the island to check out! I remember when this old building (former Smallpox Hospital) at the end of the island was covered in moss and overgrowth. Now that this end of the island is cleared out for FDR’s Memorial, it’s easier to view the old hospital again. From the Memorial we got a great vantage point of the city AND of Queens (note that Pepsi sign that we usually are on the other side of!)

Check out this beautiful overview shot: http://www.mail.com/news/us/1635674-decades-late-fdr-memorial-park-dedicated-nyc.html

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Ezra spies the Pepsi sign in red in the background

Ezra spies the Pepsi sign in red in the background

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the old Smallpox Hospital .. will it stay or go?

the old Smallpox Hospital .. will it stay or go?

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We were sledding right behind The Met on Saturday – so it was too easy to escape the cold by ducking in to see some art. The kids indulged me and were well-behaved while I checked out the Islamic and Persian Art galleries. We then visited the Roman antiquities where the kids sketched a few sculptures (I’ve been dying to do this with them for years… yeah, still a bit early but fun nonetheless). After all that hard work, we went to the Egyptian gallery to run around. We ran into our friend Maggie who was getting married in the gallery .. isn’t her dress lovely? It was put together by her sister, the super mom who I’ve mentioned before here.

Sporting his Met pin..


the end result

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