Wednesday, May 24, 2017

More Princeton Activities

We have had a busy few days in Princeton.  Thursday the 18th we attended another excellent 55PLUS lecture, got some lunch, then attended a Westminster at Nassau concert with oboe, viola, and piano.  Sunday we were in town again for Princeton Pro Musica's concert of Orff's "Carmina Burana."  Monday evening I went to my weekly line dancing class.  Then last night was a marvelous free concert by members of the Princeton music faculty plus some NJSO musicians.  It was a wind quintet plus piano and they played

  • Mozart - Quintet in E-flat major for piano, clarinet, English horn, bassoon and oboe.
  • Louise Farrenc - Sectour in C Minor, which added flute to the above group of instruments 
  • Irving Fine - Partita for Wind Quintet
  • Francis Poulenc - Sextuor for Piano and Wind Quintet

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


We have never seen as many trillium as are in bloom now.   Our woods are full of painted trillium.

We have some red trillium as well, but not nearly as many as are now in bloom along the trail up Goodman Mountain.  A friend told us about them so we stopped there on our drive back to New Jersey today.  
There are apparently also lots of dutchman's breeches and trout lilies in bloom near the summit.  We'll have to be sure we get up there next spring.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Paddling Long Pond

We were supposed to drive back to New Jersey today, but the weather was beautiful and Monday's high winds caused the paddle on Long Pond to be put off 'til today.  Plus it was rainy all weekend so we felt we needed more nice days at camp.  We had another great paddle.  The black flies were about but not biting much and we chose a windy spot for lunch so they didn't bother us too much.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Paddling from Axton Landing to the Crusher

We drove to camp yesterday and joined the ADK paddle today on the Raquette River.  The weather was perfect with temps near 60 and lots of sunshine.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

NYC to see Kevin Kline

Today we took the train to New York to see Kevin Kline in "Present Laughter" by Noel Coward.  It was great fun.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Another Great Day in Princeton

I've been so busy I don't have time to blog about what I'm doing, which I guess is a good thing.
This morning we went to another of the 55Plus lectures in Princeton.  The speaker was W. Steven Barnett from Rutgers.  His topic was "Does Public Preschool Education do More Harm than Good."
It doesn't, especially when it is done well, which it turns out is the case in some parts of New Jersey.

Since our favorite deli in Kingston is no longer open, we went searching for someplace else for lunch.  I had heard about the Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Market in Kingston and wanted to check it out.  What a great find.  We spent an hour there exploring the different vendors, having lunch, then lots of shopping.  We got fantastic smoked pork chops and lunch meat from the butcher, goodies from the bakery, salads from another stand, etc.  We'll have to be sure to go back next winter for the monthly pig roast - last Saturday of the month in January through October.  I'm sure it will be delicious.

Then we walked the towpath south from Kingston.  It was a very nice day.