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Coda: (update on Art hubbub at Metropolitan from day before) - after having witnessed what appeared to be a flurry of unanticipated activity at the service entrance of the Metropolitan Art Museum while strolling the park (Monday), we later read that the delivery of a rare Van Gogh had been breached, and that a small (and violent) gang had made off with 2 paintings. Inside job or not - no-one seems to know. What is known is that the pieces have disappeared, and a ...
... but there is little chance of that. I might have to go into the shelter and "push the button for heat". Which reminds me, I never did post a photo of that. I have one, but I think it is in my computer. Attached it shall be to this blog when I get to Tarrytown.
Met some lovely girls in the archives the past few days, called Margarita, and I think it's Emily. Everyone is so friendly here, and Margarita was giving me places to go / ideas for my short adventure ...
... br> Chinatown
Little Italy where I had a local cake
Washington Square Park with the big arch and fountain from Friends
... and offering me only a pitching wedge through five iron, three woods, and a putter. Bolton and I are equal golfers, so immediately my goal was to beat him with Ray Cook by my side! After 9 holes, I shot a 46 and was down 5 strokes heading into the turn. Mom always credits her side of the family with my golf skills, but it was my Dad's "Potagee Judo" teachings that ended up coming in handy this day! I ended up shooting ...
... you again! The climb up "Stair way to heaven", as I was told it was called by a local hiker we met on the climb up, was fun and brutal at the same time! There were some great views - even in the dark. The night hike ended at 11:11pm. We found a flat/soft.......perfect campsite, it made the long hike tonight (well, a tad under 4 miles - but that long/steep climb up in the dark - made it seem like a longer hike.) well worth the effort...........and later this ...