Martin Van Buren Historic Site

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Kinderhook New York is a pretty little town with a number of distinguished buildings. It is also the birthplace and retirement home (now a historic site) of Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren Historic Site Van Buren was a former New York Governor, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, Vice President and principle adviser to Andrew [Read more …]

New York City Theater- Fall 2018

Fall 2018 was a good time to make our semi-annual visit to New York city to check out the newest in theater. Every single play we saw was a winner. Waverly Galley Waverly Gallery is simultaneously funny and profoundly touching. The stellar cast that included comedy legend Elaine May, Joan Allen, Lucas Hedges and Michael [Read more …]

Western New York State

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Hudson New York Hudson New York has a roughly mile-long main street, Warren Street, that is virtually lined with art galleries, studios, antique and other interesting stores. It was time to get out of the car and stroll down the street. The vast majority of the most interesting stores are only open on select days [Read more …]

A Guided Tour of Seneca Lakes Wines and Foods

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There are conferences for everything these days. One we particularly enjoy is for travel bloggers that is sponsored by the Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX). And like many other conferences, these conferences include inducements to attendance, including activities and parties included in the admission price. Travel bloggers, however, expect and get more. After all, while all [Read more …]

Finger Lakes Wines

We visited six wineries in the Finger Lake region on Keuka and Seneca Lake. Although our experiences with the region’s drier white and red wines have been very mixed, we have consistently enjoyed a number of the region’s Iced Wines. Note the word “Iced” versus “Ice”. State requirements require that wines can be called “Ice [Read more …]

Corning Museum of Glass

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Corning Museum of Glass, located in Corning New York, houses the largest, most comprehensive collection of glass in the world. It traces the worldwide history of glassmaking over 3,500 years, from its roots in Mesopotamia to the present. Its hands-on displays explain the continually evolving science of glassmaking, demonstrates the art of glassblowing and displays [Read more …]

Finger Lakes New York

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Traveling around the Finger Lakes Central New York has a series of lakes which look like fingers from the air—well, maybe a lot of fingers. No surprise that this area is called the Finger Lakes Region. We grew up not far from this area (Syracuse New York) and have visited it several times. This time [Read more …]

Jamestown New York

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If you are a child of the 1960s, you probably remember Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and the I Love Lucy Show. If you are too young to know these names, perhaps you know Star Trek, But more on that later Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Museum Jamestown New York may not be a top [Read more …]

Buffalo New York and Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House in Buffalo New York We have been to many places that Frank Lloyd Wright designed (https://www.activeboomeradventures.com/2014/08/21/frank-lloyd-wrights-racine-wisconsin-legacy/ and https://www.activeboomeradventures.com/2012/05/30/a-morning-in-oak-park-with-frank-lloyd-wright/ and https://www.activeboomeradventures.com/2011/11/10/finally-falling-water/) We happily discovered that he also did some work in the Buffalo area. Of course we had to visit it while we were there. Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House The [Read more …]

The Long and Arduous Road from Toronto to Buffalo

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Toronto to Buffalo Plan A Ah the joys of trying to get from Toronto Canada to the United States on a Sunday. Bottom line, fly or travel on another day. Yes, it is only 100 miles, but crossing the border on land on a Sunday is not for the timid. We wanted to fly into [Read more …]