2017 Three-Day Getaway in Hudson Valley

This summer feels like it flew by. Between doing a bit of fishing, driving the kids to outdoor track and field, volunteering at community events, going camping and of course, working, this summer was here and gone before we knew it! But a few weeks before summer escaped us we managed to take a two-some three-day getaway to one of our favorite areas, Hudson Valley, New York.

On the first day we stopped by one of our favorite delis (www.FrancosDeliandPizza.com) in Danbury Connecticut, and on the way to New York we checked out some trains at the Danbury Railway Museum. Continue reading “2017 Three-Day Getaway in Hudson Valley”


Pressure Cooker Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon

I don’t care if its Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter… I love me some warm, tender, juicy beef stew draped over white rice. Well, I found a Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon recipe on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try.

I changed a few recipe details, so feel free to do the same according to your taste. For instance, this recipe is for a slow cooker, but we made ours in a pressure cooker because we didn’t start cooking early enough. #LifeHappens. The pressure cooker recipe takes about 1-hour to cook, about 20 minutes of prep time. Continue reading “Pressure Cooker Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon”

2017 week 1 Giants vs. Cowboys

Quick rant. Coach McAdoo hasn’t mcAdone nothing about our offense in three years. He’s been in New York since the 2015

Ron Jenkins | AP Photo

season, and he was responsible for the offense for all of these years. Here’s the rub… the Giant’s offensive line is offensive. They aren’t opening running lanes, the quarterback has zero time to make reads and throw the football, and the running game has yet to kick in after all these years.

Understatement of the year: having a running attack is crucial, because without it, your team is a one-dimensional puzzle that is easy to solveContinue reading “2017 week 1 Giants vs. Cowboys”

Angry Orchard Visit, Summer 2017

I’m not a beer snob by any means, but over the past few years my wife and I have made an effort to visit and check out the local breweries and wineries. On this particular week (late August 2017) we checked out a relatively local spot, which many of you have probably heard about. We stayed in Hudson Valley and paid a visit to Angry Orchard in Walden, New York.

The entire experience was awesome!

First off, the weather was on point. It was about 78 degrees, not too humid, a calm breeze kept us cool, and the day was mostly sunny. I’m no weather person so I don’t know if the right term is partly cloudy or mainly sunny. Whatever, check out the pictures or video below and you can see just how beautiful the day was. Continue reading “Angry Orchard Visit, Summer 2017”