B & O Museum

B & O Museum

Ryan and Cailey played hooky and we went downtown to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum! [Show...
Walk Across the Hudson

Walk Across the Hudson

Unlike my last crossing of the Hudson in the late 60ies when I crossed in one long step at the headwaters as it departed Lake Tears of the Clouds in the Adirondacks, this crossing is an elevated 1/2 mile. At Mt. Marci I think it was about 3′, at its widest it is...
Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley

Richard B. Fisher Center – Annandale-on-Hudson, New York Likening the structure’s stainless-steel façade to a theatrical mask, Gehry finished the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at New York’s Bard College in 2003. Although he has been criticized for...
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center At Vassar College

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center At Vassar College

We’re visiting Jane’s family north of Poughkeepsie and went today to an amazing museum at Vassar College. Amazing because the museum had Picasso, Maxfield Parrish, Miro, Georga O’Keeffe, Giocometti, Matisse, Calder and, donated in honor of our host...
Innisfree Garden

Innisfree Garden

Started in the 1920ies & recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens,” Innisfree Garden [Millbrook, New York.] is a powerful icon of mid-twentieth century design.* *Rory Stuart, What are Gardens...
Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility at Kahului Airport

Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility at Kahului Airport

This looks like the biggest construction project ever on Maui! The Conrac will be 3 stories [1 or more underground], park 4,500 cars and house rental car companies, restaurants and shopping. If will also feature a 140,000 gallon cascading waterfall at the front of the...

The Olympic flame this year was the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! We enjoyed the Olympic opening ceremonies, though it is always way to long; but if you’ve recorded it, as we did, fast forward to the end. To be honest I feel a bit cheated by NBC because the closing...
Duckie

Duckie

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Duckie just showed up last night as we were setting up for dinner and even hung around all day today as I re-potted 1/2 the...
Fleming Arboretum Gathering

Fleming Arboretum Gathering

What a terrific day it turned out to be this past Sunday. The weather was perfect, despite dire forecasts though most of the week and everyone seemed to click just perfectly…   [Show...
Eric’s 50th

Eric’s 50th

And a grand time was had by all… on the slopes of Haleakala in Poli Poli  ...
Dessert al la China

Dessert al la China

My friend Mike was in China last weekend and shared two of the coolest desserts I’ve ever seen anywhere –ever! Dinosaur Egg http://gillbrooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Mikes-Chinese-Dessert35sec.mp4 360 Dessert...
They say…

They say…

50 is the old-age of youth, but 60 is the youth of old-age Jane and I went to Honolulu to see up n’ comer Joe Robinson play at the Blue Note. He was a terrific, gifted [young] blues guitarist! Fastest fingers ever! See the short video(s) below this...
Ravens – Steelers  12/27/15

Ravens – Steelers 12/27/15

Where have people been logging in from? CategoriesCategories Select Category Architecture Arctic Circle and South current events Family family visits Food Food Blog funny hiking/camping home Home Theater Music Personal Travel Uncategorized When was that? When was...