Friday, September 25, 2015
We saw Francis again tonight, at 66th & 1st on his way back from Mass at Madison Square Garden when we were on our way back from pizza at Numero 28 on 74th & 1st. It's become somewhat of a contest to see who can spot him the most. Here's a video of him at in his Cinquecento at the same location earlier today, courtesy of our friend Ray Navakas. He's about 1 minute into the film with his little sedan (number plates SCV 1) looking comical in between all the other heavy machinery. (double click for full screen). . for more about the visit, the ABC has a good summaryhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-25/pope-labels-global-economic-system-as-oppressive-at-un/6806666">
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Today started off overcast and a cool breeze but it turned into a nice afternoon, so we caught the MetroNorth train up the Hudson to Tarrytown in Westchester County, 40 minutes trip from Grand Central to go on a tour of Phillipsburg Manor, a historical site that was owned by a Dutch farming family until the Revolutionary War (they chose to side with the Loyalists, and lost the lot). But some stone buildings still stand and it is re-created as a working farm from 1750 when the patriarch, Adolf Philipse, died. we saw the old mill, the barn, the manor house and a weaving exhibit. Xavi said "it was a teeny weeny bit interesting".
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Full credit to Jarryd for giving it a crack over here and hope he's successful with the 49ers, but on Sunday Paul went to watch the NY Jets' opening game of the season, at home vs. his team in a former life, the Cleveland Browns. The Jets' home ground - Metlife Stadium, which they share with the other NY team (the Giants) - is actually across the Hudson in New Jersey and it's a bit of a schlep out there, analogous to the trek out to Homebush, and in a similar kind of precinct.
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Monday, September 7, 2015
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