Elisa's Daily Scoop Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 14 DAYS: SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
Shopping and Museum Visit
Hello! I'm so sorry I was MIA yesterday. I'm not sure where the day went!
Friday night, we had my Aunt Ro visit. After going to the Garden City Promenade, we got home and she and I got into a gab-fest about books, movies, politics and before I knew it, it was 2:30am!
Needless to say, I got up a bit later than I had hoped. My dear aunt wasn't feeling well yesterday morning and so instead of heading off to the museum, I wound up driving her back to Queens. It was a bit of a morning whirlwind and when I returned to Long Island, I realized how late it was and I missed email time. UGH!!
So, I just decided to wait until today to chat with you.
Today is going to be a bit busy. First, Kelsey and I are getting our day started right away. We'll be heading to the mall to pick up a few items she needs. Then, a greatly needed trip to Trader Joe's for some groceries.
Lastly, I will be paying a visit to Phillips House Museum in Rockville Centre (where I was supposed to go yesterday with Aunt Ro).
The Phillips House Museum in Rockville Centre, Long Island (credit: rvcny.us/PhillipsHouse)
The Phillips House Museum is located in a restored Victorian-era home in the Nassau County town of Rockville Centre.
Considered one of the finest small museums in New York State, the Phillips House is furnished in period furniture and is dedicated to depicting life in Rockville Centre during the 19th and 20th centuries.
This museum is only open to the public on Saturday and Sundays and that is why I want to pay a visit today.
Did you see all of Tanya's photos from Shenandoah National Park? Looks like a lot of fun!!!
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Toodles! -E xoxo
Tanya's Daily Scoop Covering the West Coast & the World CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: WASHINGTON DC/VIRGINIA
GREETINGS from Washington DC
Hey guys, I'm now coming at ya from our nations capital!
We arrived here yesterday evening after starting the day in Charlottesville.
Had breakfast at Juice Laundry where I was looking to find Acai Bowls. I had even thought (I know we did) order Acai Bowls. However I'm not sure if the gal working the blender was new or not, but not only from the looks of these bowls but the taste as well - there wasn't an ounce of the super dark berry Acai in them!
So not only did the service SUCK, but they didn't know what they were doing!
Luckily the smoothie base for the "Acai Bowl" was at least fairly tasty for the smoothie bowls that we got to eat on the road... Which is when we came to realize that there was no Acai in our bowls - otherwise you know I would've had them remake our order.
No biggie - since I won't ever be going there again!
Onward to mail Dave's postcard and then to Shenandoah!!!
WooHoo! Another National Park!! (c)travelincousins.com
About an hour and a half from Charlottesville and we arrived at the Swift Run Gap entrance to the park.
The kids took full advantage of our drive by napping and although I can be known as the Forest Gump of driving... Sitting in the passenger seat is a totally different experience and I took dosed off there for a bit.
These kids pretty much fell asleep every time we got back into the car! (c)travelincousins.com
Almost immediately into the park and Dave and I spotted something large crossing the road.
As we got a bit closer we could tell what it was - a smallish and rather lanky Black Bear.
Bear crossing (c)travelincousins.com
Bear eating (c)travelincousins.com
The plan was to take Skyline Drive north from the Swift Run Gap entrance across the length of the park.
Skyline Drive is a 105-mile road that runs the entire length of the National Park, a winding north–south path along the mountaintops of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are 75 beautiful overlooks throughout the drive, providing views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west and the Piedmont to the east. The speed limit is 35 miles per hour, due to curves, wildlife and tourists. Skyline Drive was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, became a National Scenic Byway in 2005, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2008.
The views go on forever! (c)travelincousins.com
I really loved all of the wildflowers throughout the park!!
Wildflowers and lots of bees doing their job! (c)travelincousins.com
More flowers (c)travelincousins.com
We would eventually arrive at Big Meadows to check out the visitor center and do a little bit of shopping.
Turn off to Big Meadows (c)travelincousins.com
Byrd Visitors Center (c)travelincousins.com
Dominic checking out the display (c)travelincousins.com
Inside the visitors center (c)travelincousins.com
Standing outside the visitors center (c)travelincousins.com
Artists painting the Big Meadows (c)travelincousins.com
And then we saw a Doe and her Fawn. I immediately fell in love and definitely got all gushing over this!
An adorable fawn!! (c)travelincousins.com
The Doe (c)travelincousins.com
Big Meadows (c)travelincousins.com
Doe and fawn crossing the road (c)travelincousins.com
Fawn leaping to follow the mum (c)travelincousins.com
Big Meadows (c)travelincousins.com
VIDEO from Shenandoah
Flower fields at Skyland (c)travelincousins.com
My new screen saver! (c)travelincousins.com
More views (c)travelincousins.com
Once we left the park we headed into FRONT ROYAL - to find a post office - of course!
Front Royal originally settled in 1754 under the name LeHewtown, had been known to European explorers as early as the 1670s, and the nearby settlement of Chester's Ferry was in existence by 1736. The town also had a well-known nickname by the 1790s, "Helltown," due to the many livestock wranglers and boatmen on the Shenandoah coming through the area, who came into town looking for alcohol. It was incorporated as "Front Royal" in 1788. (Wiki)
Our next stop was DC!!
And after checking in, we had a magnificent dinner at Fancy Radish!
But being that I need to head out and go to Brunch and then the MLB FanFest - I'll need to tell you all about dinner a bit later on.