There comes a time in everyone’s life when one says, “I need a break from my daily routine – I gotta get outta town.” This happened to my friends and myself when I was at Columbia. We decided we just had to get away from books, term papers, lectures – the whole bit.
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
We decided on Williamsburg because: (1) it wouldn’t break the budget, (2) it was fairly close to New York, and (3) it would be a totally new experience for all of us.
Colonial Williamsburg Gardens
Because it was inexpensive, we went by Greyhound and found it quite enjoyable. Once there, we found this re-creation of 18th-century United States absolutely fascinating as we visited one workshop after another.
The “re-enactors”, as they are called, work and dress as if they are in Colonial America. Blacksmiths, gunsmiths, coopers (barrelmakers) and wigmakers all demonstrated their skills in their workshops. The whole adventure was a great break from real life.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
A number of years later, the same urge to “get outta town” hit and since we were all single and in demanding jobs, we decided to take a short trip to Montreal – where French is spoken by 70% of the population. Surprise! We met people who spoke no English at all.
Flavors and aromas of old Montreal
Another surprise was the number of churches. Or, as Mark Twain said, “This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window.” That said we had a great time.
Las Vegas, Nevada
This city is known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World” and hosts 40 million visitors annually. My first trip was with a group of female executives for a business convention. During our after-hours free time we ate delicious meals, gambled in the casinos and caught a couple of shows. We totally enjoyed ourselves.
Vegas Vic cowboy sign, Freemont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada
My second trip was with my husband, Peter, when we decided to fly to Vegas to celebrate paying off our mortgage. On this trip, we rented a car to drive into the Mojave Desert and were given a warning by the agent who said, “Watch out for the donkeys. If they get close they’ll kick the car.” We didn’t run into any donkeys but we marveled at the natural wonders of the Red Rock Canyon.
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I’ve never been able to pull it off BUT I’ve always wanted to go to Australia – everything I’ve heard about it fascinates me. That said I often watch those “survival” TV shows where a person takes a wrong turn in a desert, forest, mountain or the outback and is lost for days on end. Then an “outdoor survivalist” comes on and says, “If only they had done thus-and-so – they would have had food and water.”
Over the years, the airline industry has experienced many twists and turns – and one of the most remarkable has been the evolution of the stewardess or airline hostess. That said I was stopped in my tracks by an article in Travel & Leisure, April 2020 titled “Taking Wing.” It featured a photo of a flight attendant’s dress from 1965 and was skillfully written by Ann Hood who has delivered a detailed on-the-scene report.
In a city like New York, that has a population of close to nine million, it’s great to know that there’s something for everyone. This gave me the idea to write about fun and/or favorite spots in all five boroughs, namely: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. So, in this blog we’ll cover places I’ve personally enjoyed over the years and spots mentioned in an article that ran in Condé Nast Traveler magazine in April 2020. Here are five slices of the Big Apple:
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