The Top Hats Cometh

Phil saw his shadow today, 6 more weeks…sigh… February 2 is Groundhog Day each year. Why? Most people know that we track seasons by tracking four dates by the earth’s position or tilt while orbiting the sun. These days mark the beginning of the four seasons. Summer solstice is June 21st, fall equinox is SeptemberContinue reading “The Top Hats Cometh”

Gardening – Let 2023 Begin: Seedlings & Micro Greens!

Gardening in January! Crazy perhaps. But the grow lights will keep these onions growing strong until they can go into a garden bed this April. Why start onions in January? The seedlings need to be 10 to 12 weeks old before putting them out in April. These seedlings were started on 1/16. Twelve weeks isContinue reading “Gardening – Let 2023 Begin: Seedlings & Micro Greens!”

Travel – The Big Apple: Day 4B The 9/11 Museum

It has been my MO to insert factoids into Ron’s Rambling’s that feature destinations or events. We will depart from that MO for this post about the 9/11 museum. This post is all about my thoughts and feelings the tour evoked both during and after our visit. Each generation have moments in time that areContinue reading “Travel – The Big Apple: Day 4B The 9/11 Museum”

Travel – The Big Apple: Day 4A Food!

Day four, Thursday. We are past the half way point. Plenty has been seen and there is plenty more to see. We are breaking day 4 up into 3 posts; walking food tour, the 9/11 Memorial, and The Music Man. Beth was really looking forward to Thursday night’s performance of “The Music Man”. Not becauseContinue reading “Travel – The Big Apple: Day 4A Food!”

Travel – The Big Apple: Day 3 December Rain

Day 3. Our only rainy day starts like the first two…sleeping in. We will meet our travel partners at the Broadhurst theatre in the Broadway theatre district for the matinee performance of “A Beautiful Noise”, the Niel Diamond story. But first a bite to eat. We decide to try Junior’s Cheesecake on the corners ofContinue reading “Travel – The Big Apple: Day 3 December Rain”

Travel – The Big Apple: Day 2

Day two in NYC. Perhaps our most busy day started the same as day one; sleeping in followed by coffee and a bagel near our hotel. We mentioned in the first post that the food was a little disappointing during the trip. Tuesday morning’s food was the most disappointing. Our day 1 bagel was good,Continue reading “Travel – The Big Apple: Day 2”

Entertainment – A Christmas Carol At The Pabst Theater: An Old Tradition Begins Anew

It is said in the theater that no matter what calamity occurs “the show must go on”! This phrase is usually reserved for the cast, crew, set and properties. Today it refers to the risk of inclement weather. The Rep just issued an email to patrons that regardless of how much snow the predicted SnowMageddonContinue reading “Entertainment – A Christmas Carol At The Pabst Theater: An Old Tradition Begins Anew”

Travel – The Big Apple: Day 1

We’d rather be lucky than good. When it comes to weather, one must always rely on luck for a trip that is planned months in advance. We were luck on this trip. Five full days in NYC; temps in the 40s all week and only one day of precipitation. We walked in rain most ofContinue reading “Travel – The Big Apple: Day 1”

Travel – The Big Apple: A 5 Day Bite

Admittedly, there was some apprehension about this trip to New York City. We planned to stay midtown just 2 blocks off Times Square. News stories of violence in the subway, crime on the streets and pandemic related business closures made us uncertain what to expect during our 5 day, 6 night stay in the BigContinue reading “Travel – The Big Apple: A 5 Day Bite”

Gardening – Putting the Garden Beds to Rest

2021 was our first attempt at gardening. We were hardly the lone rangers on this front. The pandemic brought grocery shortages. Many people started gardening during the pandemic. For some is was just in case, for us it was also because society encouraged people to stay at home more. Restaurants were mostly closed, store shelvesContinue reading “Gardening – Putting the Garden Beds to Rest”