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While en route home we stopped off at a duckpin bowling alley in Danbury Ct.   Haven’t heard of duckpin?  This was such a part of my Massachusetts childhood (see here.)

This bowling alley seemed to be frozen in time… somewhere in the 60s!  It was great to feel like I was a kid again – tallying our own bowling scores without that screen overhead and sitting on this amazing fiberglass molded bench that I want to take home!  Add the photos of bowling teams in bee hive hairdos and the holiday decorations from my childhood and I felt like I was sitting in a movie set.  And oh yeah, the kids love bowling with smaller balls and pins at the same time –

 

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do you see the abominable snow man there in the upper right?

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At the end of summer we finally got back to our favorite peaceful (traffic free) island just a short boat ride from Manhattan.  There’s a new slide on Governor’s that we had to check out (touted as being the largest) and a VW show was on.  The kids loved looking at the vintage models from the 60s and now want a van for Chanukah!
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Brooklyn Flea on Saturday – weather getting toasty.

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Okay I was A HUGE Shirley Temple fan as a kid. I do remember cruising the channels on Saturday and Sunday and wishing for a Shirley Temple movie on cold weekend mornings, and being so delighted when I found one. How can you resist this kid? Maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for this era: the clothes, dresses and look at the spats/wingtips on this guy in this movie clip? Is it the gorgeous colorized film – or am I just longing for a time when people wore hats and gloves on airplanes (instead of hot pink sweat pants with ‘juicy’ printed on the butt?) Do I sound like a curmudgeon now?
I just wanted to give a shout out to Shirley. Talented, diplomatic, amazing performer and woman.

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We love summers for outings to Governor’s Island!

From July 13 through September 29 (weekends 10am–6:30pm), Governors Island hosts Fete Paradiso – a festival showcasing antique carousels from the late-19th and early-20th centuries. If you’re up for a workout, seek out the bicycle carousel. Built in the late 1800s, it’s one of only two in existence and you’ll work up a sweat (along with the other riders) getting it moving!

Have a great weekend.

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Now that the weather is nicer we’ve been getting out and enjoying Queens. A trip to 5 Pointz in Long Island City is always a great diversion, especially amidst the rumors that it may get demolished by September of 2013. Since graffiti is no longer apparent on subway trains, I’d kind of love to see these buildings and their art stick around. (I’ve been in NYC so long – I really do remember trains looking like this when I first moved here!)

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Zoe admires the pink hair

Zoe admires the pink hair

Does the lady with pink hair own this cool car?

Does the lady with pink hair own this cool car?

Why does Zoe look like she wants to tag something?

Why does Zoe look like she wants to tag something?


Around the corner is the Space Womb gallery and PS1 (MoMA offshoot) for more art

Around the corner is the Space Womb gallery and PS1 (MoMA offshoot) for more art exploring

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We love Flushing Meadow Park – a park that may be on the verge of shrinking due to some controversial plans for tennis expansion.

It’s a quiet old place with the remnants of the World’s Fair looming just beyond where the more utilized US Open area is. The kids love to scoot around the globe. The Queens Museum of Art is nearby so we can duck in to warm our toes and check out the panorama of the city, and the vintage World’s Fair paraphernalia.

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