Central Park in the fall

It is far from deserted but somehow its much quieter than in the summer, as if the cold has muted the sounds of the crowds. Almost half of the leaves, which were lush green a month ago, now carpet the surprisingly green grass. The horse carriages gracefully ply the bundled-up tourists, who are also regaled with interesting anecdotes of the Park and the City. Some … Continue reading Central Park in the fall

Skytop Lodge: a Winter wonderland so close to New York!

Just a short two hour drive from New York, we found a wooded Winter Wonderland, and I could not have hoped for a better place to spend the Christmas holiday! When the day before Christmas rolled in, I had spent a record 71 days in the tiny island of Manhattan. I love New York, especially during Christmas time, but I was in desperate need for … Continue reading Skytop Lodge: a Winter wonderland so close to New York!

Its the most wonderful time of the year!

Winter in New York is long and hard, but Christmas in the city makes up for it. Fairy lights covering the bare trees, the grand decorations on sixth avenue; the beautifully adorned Christmas trees; the smoky chestnuts sold on fifth avenue; the street musicians giving their own renditions of the popular Christmas songs; the snow covered Central Park; very creative decorations in the shops; tourists … Continue reading Its the most wonderful time of the year!