Tag: Hudson river valley

Dining Before the Revolution in Kingston

The Brawny Sherpa and I toodle around upstate New York with no specific plan in mind. Just enjoying a seasonal drive, stopping where we like at whim, doing so much of nothing, we get hungry. We are fortunate to stumble…

Tarrying in Tarrytown

The Tarrytown Music Hall, built in 1885, welcomes women and others. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Reasons to Take the Last Exit before the Tappan Zee Bridge As if a charming Main Street, a view of the Hudson River, and plenty of options for brunch (Sweet Grass Grill!) were not reason enough to visit Tarrytown, N.Y.,…

Out at Pound Ridge

Inn at Pound Ridge

Given all of the positive publicity Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Inn at Pound Ridge has received, there’s probably little to no way the place could ever live up to its larger-than-life expectations. For those who remember the tiredness of earlier iterations of…

A Cuppa at Cupoccino

Considering a visit to Cold Spring, N.Y.? You might like these posts: Cold Spring for the Holidays Cold Spring, N.Y.: Geo. Washington Drank Here Boscobel for the Holidays

Boscobel for the Holidays

Planning to stay for a few days at the Hudson House Inn in Cold Spring, the Brawny Sherpa and I stop on a snowy Wednesday at Boscobel, an historic house in nearby Garrison. It’s the perfect time for a visit…

North Salem’s Stonehenge

I suppose the boulder balancing on a handful of rocks by the side of Titicus Road in North Salem, N.Y., could have been placed here naturally by rushing water or a melting glacier, but I prefer the more mysterious suggestion…

The Takeaway from Boscobel

During my nonblogging hours, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about what educators intend to teach students and whether and to what extent students are actually learning what their instructors intend. I can’t help but wonder whether I’ve…