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You will be pleased to know my journey home was uneventful if long, and I arrived back in Kidderminster at lunchtime today (Tuesday) After the comfort of the JFK to Dublin flight, the Dublin to Birmingham leg was on an … Continue reading

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Farewell Ronkonkoma

So my last full day took us to the designer shopping outlet where one or two items were purchased to take home, and then to a pool party at one of the neighbours houses. I’m now getting ready for my … Continue reading

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Sagamore Hill

Today we visited Sagamore Hill the estate of Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt the 26th President of the USA. He and his family lived on the estate from 1885 until his death in 1919. Known as “The Summer White House” he entertained … Continue reading

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Cradle of Aviation Museum

Today we followed in the footsteps of Charles Lindbergh and headed out to Garden City to this fascinating museum that records the aerospace history of Long Island. Located on what was once Mitchel Air Force Base, and together with Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Huntington

Founded in 1653 Huntington in Suffolk County on the North shore of Long Island has many claims to fame including being the birthplace of poet Walt Whitman. Today we enjoyed a visit to the Clipper Ship Tea Company shop and … Continue reading

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New York..New York

Yesterday was my first official visit to New York City, driving back from the Newark airport to Long Island not really counting! We drove to Mineola train station and took the train to Penn station which is close to Madison … Continue reading

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Weekend wind-down

It’s our first weekend here in Ronkonkoma and we are taking time out to relax and hone our photography skills on the abundance of birds, butterflies and insects in the garden. Plus the odd squirrel or 4! And of course … Continue reading

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Port Jefferson

Yesterday’s excursion was out to Port Jefferson , a beautiful, waterfront town located on the north shore of Long Island settled in the 1600s as a rural town, but then becoming a shipbuilding center in the 1800s.Many of the historic buildings … Continue reading

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Wine tasting on the North Fork

Thursday: Today we took a drive along the north fork of the island which is winery country. There are 38 vineyards along the wine trail and most of them are open for tasting sessions. We chose to go to Sparkling … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ronkonkoma

After an unintended stopover in Dublin due to a delayed flight from Birmingham missing our connection to New York JFK, we finally arrived at Newark airport on Tuesday. Our first view of the New York skyline was a hazy one, … Continue reading

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