Saturday, July 21, was my birthday. A sort of significant birthday - I'll go into why later (or not!), but I wanted you to hear and see a bit about my day.
Here's Jake, my son, gazing up over Mohonk Lake at Skytop
We had paid a day's fee per person down at the Gatehouse, and were taken up to the Picnic Lodge by their shuttle. After walking through their garden, which was attractive enough -
Oh, Jake and I laughed, stop quibbling! It's Mohonk!
Well, in that case - but ah! Look at this!
Yes, a day's vacation is something to consider when you live amid all the hubbub and hullabaloo
of New York City. We began our walk around the lake.
Gail presses on, but gradually, gazing out through the trees onto the lake below.
We gain purchase on a somewhat higher ground.
Then, how about from here? Better yet?
Now at Sky Top, I'm poised to ascend the steps to the top. But, alas, not Gail! She shall await. Too bad! She missed this:
Well, to say that was exhilerating is almost to miss the point: it was extraordinarily relaxing to be away for a day, and to be so high in the sky, to see so far, and to have no hurry, no pressure, no time to worry.
We walked over, once we had descended all the way, to the stables!
Read the sign!
No problem for Jake! Say "Cheeze!"
Our Next Public Walk
Yes, our next Public Walk will be on August 4, starting at 10:00am, for two hours, and we will start at Beanocchio's on York Avenue (between E. 75th St. and E. 76th St.).
"But, where will we walk!?" you ask. Ah, there's the question!
We will begin at the new bridge over the FDR Drive to the Promenade along the East River, and walk toward 5th Avenue, along E. 78th Street - but branching off of it frequently to catch interesting sights and bring you all up to date on what's new in the "hood." Like:
The Second Avenue Subway!
To reserve a place on our tour (limited to 12 persons), please register your name and phone number with The Street Teacher (click on the highlighted words), and please note the following:
Date: August 4, Saturday, 2012
Meeting Place: Beanocchio Cafe, at 1413 York Avenue.
Length of Walk (hours): 2
Length of Walk (miles): 1.5
Cost: $20 per person (cash) or $20.75 (credit card)
(Pay at beginning of tour.)
To Reserve: Click here to send e-mail and reserve a spot. Remember to include your name and phone number!
For information only, call 917-921-9273
The Crosstown M79 will stop at York and 79th, just 3 blocks north.