Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York

Saturday was autumn excursion day. With my friend Bev -- my Martha Stewart buddy -- and her friends Betty and Eleanore we travelled up the Hudson to Hyde Park, N.Y. Our first stop was lunch at the Culinary Institute of America. I'd been here years before, but it's a great treat to be able to return. We had lunch in the American Bounty Restaurant and it was delicious. I had a wonderful pear and parsnip soup -- which I'm going to try and duplicate at home -- duck and a pumpkin flan and shared key lime pie and bread pudding. The bread pudding was good, but my heart still longs for the bread pudding at Commander's Palace in New Orleans.

Our second stop was two miles north at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and home, Hyde Park. We didn't do the complete tour but did sight see on the beautiful grounds. It was a rainy and overcast day, but the leaves were still beautiful.

This week -- finished all of my necessary dental work this morning. Hurray! May start work on a new crown, but still thinking about it. Big work project due Friday that will consume my time during the day, theater tickets with my friend Marilyn tomorrow night and Wednesday is the first game of the World Series. I'll be in front of my television set!

The big excitement of the weekend is dear Liz's engagement to Matt. Liz is my friend Kate's niece and Jess' first cousin. She is a doll and Matt is one lucky guy.

Wishes for happy excitement and autumn vistas!


Paula Rodriguez said...

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Mimi said...

Nothing like Autumn in New York!!!!!I would lvoe to go to the Roosevelt Library!!! I love Political History!!!!
But to nice of a day to be inside!!! Look at all those fall leaves!!! Our high in the desert SW this Wednesday is only suppose to be 61!!!!! Now that is some real true fall weather!!!! Maybe the leaves will change to brown!!! We do not have the kind of tress that shed big fall leaves!!!!! There are some around town and we are going to start looking for them now that is is cool!!!!! Yeah!!!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

The things you do inspire me to become more creative with outings. Such, lovely ways to spend a day....elegance, history, and good friends in a natural and beautiful setting. Could it get any sweeter than that?

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Good friends, beautiful scenery and yummy food make for a great outing. Dental work over ? That is a blessing!!! Have a great Tuesday!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love seeing pictures of autumn, in places where you can TELL it's autumn.

I'm from N.O. and never had any of that bread pudding from Commander's Palace. Locals never get to eat anywheres good.

Chatty Crone said...

I like the autumn pictures too! I agree with ODP.