Category Archives: Travel

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library holds a special place in my heart. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I spent several days while at home one summer from university doing research there for an important history project. That meant … Continue reading

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Central Park

Central Park was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect/landscape designer Calvert Vaux in the late 19th century. In many ways it’s one of the most surprising and delightful features of Manhattan. More than just stretches of grass … Continue reading

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Fifth Avenue

To experience the heart and the essence of New York City, you want to walk Fifth Avenue from its origin at Washington Square Park northward through Harlem all the way to the Harlem River that marks the northern border of … Continue reading

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The American Museum of Natural History

Doing research for my book No Time for Regrets, I made virtual visits to several places I remember well from actual visits in my childhood and later as a young adult. One of the first places my characters visit is … Continue reading

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The New York setting for my No Brides Club books

No Time for Regrets has released in ebook.  A print version will be coming soon. The book is set entirely in New York City and its suburbs, which makes it another trip down into the memory banks for me. I … Continue reading

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Keswick Day 6 – The end of our visit

The weather was terrible on our last full day in Keswick. Rain poured down in buckets and the wind howled. We’d done most of the things we wanted to do in the area, anyway, so it was a good day … Continue reading

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Keswick – Day 5

Day five promised unsettled weather, but we packed our rain gear, ventured out anyway, and caught a bus to Whinlatter Forest Park. The park includes walking trails for all levels of experience and ability, but we were mostly interested in … Continue reading

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Keswick – Day 4 – The Derwent Pencil Museum

Our fourth day in Keswick was rainy and cool, and we’d all had fairly major efforts the previous day, so it seemed a good time to visit one of Keswick’s few indoor attractions – the Derwent Pencil Museum. A bit … Continue reading

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Keswick Interlude.

These were for sale in grocery stores and outdoor gear shops all over town. I’m told they were the forerunner of all of the varieties of sports energy foods that are available today. I wanted to try one even though … Continue reading

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Keswick, Lake District, England – Day 2

After the long hike the previous day, we voted for a quieter activity, opting for the boat ride around Derwentwater, the lake nearest Keswick. Gray clouds filled the sky and even spilled an occasional misty drizzle, but the smooth sailing … Continue reading

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