Sunday, November 8, 2015

A trip to the museum

When the weather turns too cold to stroll around New York, we love checking out the city's many amazing art museums. We took a trip recently to the Whitney Museum of Art in downtown New York City. The Whitney has been around for decades, but it only recently reopened in a new building on the west side, that has amazing views over the Hudson River to our home state of New Jersey.

The current exhibit at the Whitney is devoted to an amazing artists named Frank Stella, who makes very colorful paintings and three-dimensional sculptures. We both loved this exhibit and took a bunch of pictures of ourselves in front of the artwork.

Nate in front of one of Frank Stella's optical illusion paintings. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween ...... just around the corner!

Here we are, mid-way through the fall and Halloween is just around the corner. If you are like me - for whom costume picking is not a forte - picking up a wacky, haphazardly self-made, costume is still lots of fun. Leave it to Chris to outshine me with his cool tiger costume. Below are some of our wacky costume photos.

Nate in a hand-made alligator costume

Chris in a "real" life Tiger costume

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A weekend in the big city

Our favorite time of the year in New York City is the fall, when it's finally cool enough to walk the streets, and when all the new Broadway shows and museum exhibits premiere. We recently spent a busy weekend in the city, shopping, eating at our favorite restaurant, strolling through Central Park, going to a concert and seeing a Broadway musical.

Nate waiting for the ferry to New York City

A selfie at Lincoln Center, where we went to a great concert

Monday, September 21, 2015

Chris' photography experiments

A couple of years ago, Chris took an evening class in photography at a nearby university. Since then, he's been driving everyone crazy, constantly snapping pictures and asking people to pose, and trying to experiment with different angles and lenses.

Here's a few samples of his recent photographs. Let us know in the comments which are your favorites.

A cool view of the famous Colgate clock in New Jersey

An old-fashioned auto supply store in rural Vermont, where we visited last year