The Long Gray Line

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 252020
 

Note: It was a busy day, and I ran out of time and energy, so I am reposting a blog from July, 2016, about one of my favorite places in the country, one that will always hold a piece of my heart. We spent a couple of hours Monday evening watching the old 1955 movie […]

The Long Gray Line

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272016
 

We spent a couple of hours Monday evening watching the old 1955 movie The Long Gray Line, starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara. It’s the story of Martin ‘Marty’ Maher, who is a legend at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Maher was an Irishman who immigrated to America in 1898 and found […]

A Day At West Point

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072012
 

Yesterday morning we left the motorhome at the Beacon Elks Lodge to go back and spend the day at West Point. But this time, instead of taking the more direct route across the Hudson River on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and then taking Route 9W to the Military Academy, we took a more scenic route. We […]

An Unexpected Treat

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062012
 

We left Sturbridge about 10 AM and got on Interstate 84 westbound, crossing into Connecticut in just a couple of minutes. Strong storms were predicted for later in the afternoon and we wanted to get to Beacon, New York before they hit. Traffic was not too bad as we skirted the south side of Hartford, […]

Once Burned, Twice Shy

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 152012
 

Given some of our experiences with weekend campers, we kind of expected to be kept awake Friday night with a lot of noise from all the kids at Pope Haven Campground in Randolph, New York. But we were wrong. By about 10:30 PM everything was pretty quiet and we had a very good night’s sleep. […]