Fort Meyers Florida

As part of our time in Florida, we made a fast stop in Fort Meyers, to enjoy time with Tom’s sister. While we can’t say that this an area that we particularly enjoy (other than being with family), we did manage to find a few restaurants during our time there. Fort Myers Area [Read more …]

Key West Florida

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We have done virtually everything there is to do in Key West, from parasailing above the coast to snorkeling and scuba diving beneath the seas. We have taken the obligatory Conch Train tour, sailed and kayaked its waterways as estuaries, browsed all the galleries and visited virtually every museum and historic site. (See our 2016 [Read more …]

Florida Keys

A Quick Sail Down the Florida Keys: Destination Key West Driving from Miami Florida to Key West takes approximately 4 hours. When we drive down to Key West, we like to enjoy the views on the Overseas Highway. This 113 mile trip takes you on roadways and bridges that were built over the beautiful [Read more …]

South Beach Florida 2019

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Every few years, we tend to get to Florida, more specifically, Miami Florida. Not surprisingly, we usually time our visits during San Francisco’s colder and rainy months. After all, what is wrong with some sun and warmth. Sometimes we go down for Art Basil. Other times we go…just because. We recently spent a few short [Read more …]

Three Days of Polar Bears in the Subarctic Tundra

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We spent three days in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, a provincial park on the shore of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba Canada where polar bears accumulate to await the formation of the ice and the resultant opportunity to feed on the seals. The area is also next to the Wapusk National Park. This huge [Read more …]

Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Winnipeg Exchange District

Most of our trips to Canada have been either to the east coast or the west coast. We have never been to Winnipeg. Not to knock the city, but it isn’t exactly a destination city for us. But Winnipeg was the gateway city for our next adventure….to Manitoba to see the polar bears. We made [Read more …]

New York City Restaurants- Fall 2018 update

The Pool The Pool is the sister restaurant to the Seagram Buildings, The Grill, is a dramatic space with roughly 30-foot ceilings and tranquil, thread-like floor-to-ceiling windows. Its food and service are as impressive as the space. We were intrigued by the whole branzino for two, grilled over what is claimed to be a special, [Read more …]

Jewish Museum New York City

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Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922 On our fall 2018 trip to New York City, the Jewish Museum was hosting an exhibit entitled  Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922. The exhibit portrays the groundbreaking work of these three artists and their protegees when teaching in Vitebsk in the [Read more …]

DeYoung Museum

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San Francisco’s DeYoung museum is always a treat to visit. We recently checked out two lovely and illuminating special exhibits. Contemporary Muslim Fashions   We are used to seeing the traditional, loose-fitting black abayas and hijabs that Muslim women wear. But this exhibit shows eye-opening fashion that is unlike what we expected. The exhibition showed [Read more …]

Hudson Valley New York

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The Hudson Valley follows the Hudson River in New York State from Albany, down to Westchester. It is a beautiful area and has some interesting museum, sculpture parks and, of course, some wineries. Hudson Valley Art We recently visited three excellent places to view art in the Hudson Valley. Art Omi Art Omi in Ghent [Read more …]