Monument Mountain Motel
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... of President Van Buren at the Ellis Island Museum. President Van Buren signed the order that sent the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. I had to ask about it and our ranger guide said that Van Buren, even though he didn't support the spread of slavery into new states, was really not an abolitionist or human ...
After our tour of Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren's home, we continued south to Olana, the home of Frederic Church of the Hudson River School of painters. It was rather cold and blustery so we sought refuge in the museum/office where I ran into Adrienne and Sharon of the Red Rock Circle. Vesna had tentatively ...
This morning we explored the area of Boston known as Beacon Hill. It is an area with lots of narrower streets with traditional gas lamps (now electrified). We had a great breakfast on Charles Street at a place called Paramount. I had Huervos Rancheros which was awesome (read with american accent). This place just got it right and had a massive queue out the door. What I liked most was the strict seat enforcement policy. There was a big sign saying that you are not allowed to sit until ...
... of the same name. Caught a great view of Salem Harbor.
And along the drive saw so many names related to all that New England history we learned about in school!
Tomorrow promises to be a quiet day and then on Wednesday I head back home.
see ya soon!
Oh, no pictures today because I have had to start using my phone to take them and have yet to find the best way to get them on this machine!
OK, a lot behind. Instead of going back and writing about each day I am going to try to just play catch up!
On Oct. 3rd I left Montreal via Amtrak and traveled down to Poughkeepsie, New York. Pleasant journey! We had a special treat in that an observation car was added to the train. Once we got past customs at the border I went up there and I'm so glad I did. Here we were riding along side Lake ...