Thursday, September 25, 2008

Travel to The Catskills

Once upon a time there were trains and busy train stations in The Catskills (Old Postcard of Loch Sheldrake Train with a romantic couple.)

The Quickway opened and Brooklynites hopped into their cars for the long drive to their bungalows. The Queen of all rest stops, The Red Apple Rest, was the halfway mark in Tuxedo, NY. The Red Apple is to be reopened someday they say. I spoke to a contractor who said he was hired to start working on the place in a few months (early spring 2009.) There have been some repairs done to the roof just to get it through the winter months.

The Tuxedo Metro North Train Station is almost finished being renovated. The train is on the Port Jervis Line, see maps of train lines here.

Getting to a place like Loch Sheldrake from Manhattan would mean you'd get as far as Middletown, NY and then have to rely on a bus. Hopefully the line will extend one day from Middletown up to Roscoe. They could call it the Fly Fisherman's Flyer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bungalow Colony in Liberty NY

Some of the Catskill bungalow colonies remain as summer getaways. This one in the Town of Liberty, near the Town of Fallsburg border, is well kept.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Catskill Requests

The Hippodrome in Loch Sheldrake is closed for the season. These old Catskill cinemas open and close at odd times. Sometimes we think they're gone for good, and someone comes along to save them for another summer season.

The Liberty Diner. Never tried any of the restaurants on this strip which is jokingly called "supersize me way". (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Burger King etc...)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Back in The Catskills

Approaching Catskill Regional Medical Center on the trip from NYC to the Mountains on The Quickway (17) -- Future Rt.86.

The very last of our plum harvest. we only have two small tress, so we only got six small baskets like this. (yellow plums and these. I forgot the exact names, but both were Asian plum cultivars. Now the leaves are beginning to turn, and soon I'll have some fall foliage shots.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Colors of Summer Fading Fast

Left near a summer camp

Colorful toucans on Main Street

Red White Blue

Bethel / White Lake area.

Colorful Guy at Hippiefest Concert. (He was stoned alright, on Budweiser.)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Random Pictures

Interior Munson Diner, Liberty (The famous NYC diner was moved upstate and is now open for business.)

Electro Electric of Liberty

Sunbeam which made no sense when I saw it in a Liberty Cemetery, as the day was sunny, the beam glowed though. I wasn't sure the camera would record it.