Gold!

Last week I went on a tour of the New York Federal Reserve Bank museum. Sadly we weren’t allowed to take photos, so you’ll have to imagine for yourself what $48,000,000 in shredded banknotes looks like, but we had an excellent guide, and I really enjoyed the visit – what follows is some hopefully-not-too-inaccurate notes of my personal highlights. Continue reading

Labor Day 2015

Having spent most of August on vacation, it was clear that we would be staying home for the long Labor Day weekend, and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to walk along the Hoboken waterfront, do some cooking (6lbs of pulled pork, anyone?!), and generally relax at home. We also wanted to get into Manhattan for something a little more cultural, as it’s been ages since we did anything like that, so a walk down the High Line to the new Whitney museum was planned.

the Whitney from the High Line

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Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

I can hardly believe that it’s September already. Other than the sun setting unexpectedly early, the weather continues warm and sunny, and autumn still seems a long way off. In addition, August seems to have disappeared without trace, although I’m sure that our various holidays are to blame for that, so I can’t really complain too much! In addition to our Berkshires weekend and roadtrip up to Maine, my parents visited us for a week, providing another great excuse to take some time off and play tourist. Continue reading