Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
As predicted at the end of a previous post (#610) it did snow this weekend - but as you probably saw on your local news service, it was an historic snow event with 26.8" (approx 68 cm) recorded in Central Park, just 0.1" shy of the record for a NYC snowfall set in 2006. it snowed for more than 24 hrs, at the rate of 2.5 cm/minute, with strong winds causing blizzard conditions at times, and the roads were closed at 2.30 pm, and public transport shutdown and all the stores closed. Luckily the power stayed on.
Posted by monica/paul at 7:31 AM
Friday, January 22, 2016
We rented the Chevrolet Suburban SUV below and the six of us drove up to western Massachusetts to enjoy winter in the beautiful Berkshires and to give the kids their first shot at skiing, at Butternut - which was very successful. The adults had a go too. We stayed for 4 nights, in this cute blue house on a bend of the bucolic Housatonic River, in the village by the same name.
Posted by monica/paul at 4:38 PM
Monday, January 18, 2016
For the first time this winter, it started snowing yesterday afternoon - lightly but steadily, from about 2 pm to 6 pm. And it was 3 degrees, so there was only about 1cm of accumulation. But it was enough to create the 'winter wonderland' the Hacks came for.
Posted by monica/paul at 6:40 AM
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
As promised in a previous post (#601, "Hi from 'Stra'") here are some more pics from our trip to NW Italy last month - first the villages around "Stra" like Novello, Barolo and La Morra, then further afield in the Langhe district (Grinzane Cavour, Cherasco, Alba), and beyond (Saluzzo, Torino). Apologies for the poor quality of some of the pictures [a certain young member of the touring party spilt olive oil over our phone] Capo d'anno, and Tanti Auguri for 2016!!! BAROLO (TOWN, AND WINE)
Posted by monica/paul at 8:35 PM