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NEXT EVENT: SKYLIGHT PARK, THE BRONX: 1 DAY
NEXT TRIP: : 7 DAYS: RHINEBECK, NY
Skylight Park Celebrating 100 Years
Well, you might have noticed that my "Next Event" switched from Fort Schuyler to Skylight Park for tomorrow.
So, here's the story behind the change --
I have two Historic Long Island Sound Forts on my list to visit this year - the first, being Fort Schuyler in the Bronx and the other being Fort Totten in Queens.
I decided to hit Fort Schuyler first, scheduled for this weekend, as you may remember me talking about last Sunday (read more). Now located on the grounds of the State University of New York Maritime College and is the site of The Fort Schuyler Maritime Museum.
Fort Schuyler Maritime Museum on the grounds of SUNY Maritime College (credit: tripadvisor)
However, yesterday, I had the pleasure of chatting with a Bronx and NYC historian, Stephen Paul DeVillo, who delighted me with the history of Starlight Park in the Bronx, for an article I was working on for ThisIsTheBronx.info.
2018 marks the 100th Year Anniversary of The Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts and Industries and this weekend is the opening ceremonies at Starlight Park to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of a major restoration project on Starlight Park.
Now, as I was talking to Mr. DeVillo, and garnering more infodrmation than my little fingers could type - he told me that he will be at the festivities tomorrow, leading an historic walking tour.
Well, you know I could not miss that! So, I decided to a) switch out my visit to Fort Schuyler; and b) make my article a two-part series on Starlight Park entitled: Starlight Park: A Century of Bronx History.
On of the innovative installations at the entrance to the BRAC River Rising/Sube El Rio (photo: Gary Axelbank)
You can read Part 1 of my article today featured in ThisIsTheBronx.info at this link:
Me and the girls had another fun day yesterday - this time we were in Queens, visiting with Aunt Ro in Astoria.
The focal point of our get together was to be watching the 2-hour premiere of Big Brother, which she taped Wednesday night and then finishing up just in time to view last night's one-hour episode.
Of course, our meal together prior to our television extravaganza would be another key focal point.
After a bit of online research, I found, what sounded like a good foodie choice for the four of us.
It is called Bubba's Bistro, located on Ditmar's Boulevard. True to its website description, Bubba's is a "down-to-earth" eatery with rustic-chic decor serving updated Southern classics in a mellow space."
It's not like me to forget to take photos of the exterior or interior, but it was raining cats and dogs when we arrive, so an exterior shot was not possible. Once inside, we were so enthralled with the menu - not to mention, ravenously hungry too - that my full attention was on food.
In this regard, I was not remiss in snapping away at each of the dishes, our group ordered...
My Dish: FROM THE FARM QUESADILLA Grilled seasonal vegetables, garlic, herbs, pesto, mozzarella cheese (c) travelincousins.com
It's another early and quite busy day for me.
How is there always so much to do?
Although some would say that it's all my fault. It's because I overbook myself and they think I take on too much. Well maybe I do. But just so long as I don't add anything, then I think I booked myself just perfectly!
Nothing much exciting on my end as far as yesterday went. It sounds like Elisa and the gals had a nice family dinner and got to spend some quality time with their Aunt Ro!
My household use to be huge Big Brother fans from the beginning and then throughout many years. And even I have probably seen a few episodes here and there.
In fact if memory serves me correctly (which is always does) I think it was Cosette who was a big fan and initially introduced and shared Big Brother to Gianna and Kelsey.
Adorably they would be sitting across the country from one another and talking as if they were sitting side by side. Chatting all about the episodes and who their favorite contender was or who they loved to hate. But alas Big Brother is now in it's 19th season!!! Whoa!
Yes, it has been running since the year 2000 and it seems that after so many seasons that my fam bam over here on the West Coast have all burnt out on it and moved on. Personally I cannot even tell you the last season that I saw any of the episodes.
But you know that I'm really not a TV watcher in general.
Since today is Friday AKA Foodie Friday and on most occasions regardless of the day, Elisa and I love sharing all the wonderful foods that we have indulged in. Today I am going to kinda give you a Flashback Foodie Friday Feast for your Eyes.
Haven't you been wondering what could I have possibly found vegan throughout places like Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany?
I found a plethora of delish vegan meals to enjoy.
Check out some of the top dishes from my trip on:
Travelin' Tanya's Flashback Foodie Friday Feast for your Eyes
From fantastic Spinach Pierogies at Pierogarnia u Dzika in Gdansk, Poland.
To an amazing Cream of Asparagus Soup from Lokal Vegan Bistro in Warsaw, Poland's capital.
Some of the most DELISH Potato Pancakes at Cafe Mlynek in Krakow, Poland.
To an unexpectedly amazing Sour Rye Soup at Veganic in Krakow, Poland.
Another favorite was Stuffed Cabbage also found at Veganic in Krakow, Poland.
And dessert from this establishment was also a winner with this Snickers Pie!
As you can see, I let my sweet tooth do some the talking and indulge this most amazing Ice Cream (some of the best in the entire WORLD!) from Veganista in Vienna, Austria.
And wrapping up the trip with a meal that we enjoyed so much that we went back the following night just so that we could have seconds - Soy Cutlet Medallions in a Horseradish Sauce at Vaust in Berlin, Germany.
I can't even begin explain how good this was!
And they also had this superb chocolate cake!
And lest I ever forget this creamy and ever so fabulous Cauliflower Soup also found in Berlin, Germany.
Oh Em Gee posting these pictures and recalling the food memories as making my mouth water!
I hope you've enjoyed these pics even a slight fraction of how much I enjoyed each and every bite.
I've gotta run now, enjoy your Friday!! -Travelin' Tanya