Monday, December 29

Quiet Moments

Last week, I had the somber privilege of accompanying a friend to the funeral of his father.
// North Arlington, NJ // 40.791811, -74.120942

Monday, December 22

Stone Barns Center

The day after an amazing birthday dinner at Blue Hill, I got the chance to take a behind the scenes tour of Stone Barns Center. If you are looking for a day trip from the City, I highly recommend it. It's great to walk about, and there is a cafe with fantastic snacks from Blue Hill.

Go There:
Stone Barns Center
- 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY
Blue Hill Cafe- Snacks & Drinks
// Pocantico Hills, NY // 41.103966, -73.828965

Friday, December 5

Instagram Overflow I

(One World Trade Center - The Freedom Tower)

(Verrazano–Narrows Bridge)

I am starting a new series on the blog - Instagram Overflow. For one reason or another some images don't make it onto my Instagram account but I still like them enough to share.

// New York, NY // 40.713114, -74.013817

Wednesday, October 15

WoodYard BBQ

On the way to St. Louis we stopped for lunch at WoodYard Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, KS. Yum. The place is half BBQ joint, half wood yard, where you can purchase at least eight kind's of wood for all your smoking needs. Using their own wood they do some really nice KC style BBQ. Serving all the usuals like Brisket, Pulled Pork, and two kinds of Ribs, with good sides, it's worth a stop if you're in the area. The staff was great too, and even let me take a peak into their smoker.

Go There:
WoodYard Bar-B-Que
- 3001 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66106 (913) 362-8000
// Kansas City, KS // 39.045561, -94.662565

Tuesday, September 23

Hiking Aspen and the Continental Divide (Day 3)

After waking up in Aspen I took a hike along the Roaring Fork River and through the woods. The drive up to the Continental Divide (Indipendence Pass) towards Denver was fantastic. There are so many photo worthy places to pull over and take pictures, that I wouldn't have made it to Denver if the Sun hadn't set.
// Independence Pass, Lake County, CO // 39.108346, -106.564005

Monday, September 22

Rt 70 - Utah and Western Colorado Edition (Day 2)

Just past where Routes 15 and 70 cross in Utah you will pass Cove Fort, where you should stop and check it out. A really neat Landmark built by Mormon Missionary Ira Hinckley and his family, under the instruction from President of the Church Brigham Young. It was built to protect, feed, and 'spread the word' to travelers as they passed through the desolate area. The site is beautiful maintained by the Church, with free tours by welcoming, non-proselytizing Missionaries.

Continuing North along Route 70 you will find a fantastic scenic rest stop, with blankets displaying hand made pottery, dreamcatchers and other typical Native American wears for purchase. Most striking is the panoramic view of Devils Canyon Wilderness Area.

I don't often fall in love with a town, but Aspen took my heart. From the great restaurants, bars and shops, to the architecture, and the proximity (20 feet away from the last building) to nature, it has everything you could want. Being in New York, I had forgotten how bright and vast the Milky Way is. I was thrilled to be able to capture a shooting star, so if you noticed it - make a wish.

Go There:
Cove Fort
- North of the junction of 15 & 70

Scenic Pull Off- Along Rt 70 at 38.830244, -111.116755
// Aspen, CO // 39.139646, -106.772939