A Walk in the Woods

Solo hiker in NYS Rockefeller Preserve.

“Whose woods these are I think I know.” – Robert Frost

Learning to ski when I turned 40 was ambitious. And stupid. I’m sure others do it successfully, but I’m not one of them. We went to the right place  to learn – Breckenridge, Colorado – and I dutifully enrolled the kids and me in ski school. They took to it like penguins to ice. Me? I flipped and floundered and twisted and writhed. When I charged down the mountain, it was beautiful. When finesse was required (the lift, bumps, turns), I was lost. Continue reading

It’s Restaurant Week!

The Hudson Valley’s annual prix-fixe promotion for lunch and dinner at some of the area’s finest restaurants runs November 4-17.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

If you live somewhat proximate to any U.S. city, I bet you can find a similar celebration some time during the year.  Denver does theirs February 22-28; North Carolina’s Triangle Area celebrates January 20-26; Boston’s is March 16-28.  It’s a great way to sample a new restaurant, experiment with different cuisine, or just a terrific excuse to get together with friends. Continue reading