Update! I must give another shout out to Teladoc. I think they are the single best thing to come out of this pandemic. I went to the beach this week during the heatwave and went in the ocean numerous times and have water stuck in my right ear. I tried all the techniques suggested onContinue reading “Teladoc to the Rescue”
One of my favorite sayings is, “Dogs are welcome. People are tolerated.” As a lifelong dog mom and as a dog sitter this statement is very true. I love watching all kinds of dogs for day trips, weekends, or extended stays, but my favorite dog to have for my very own is a chihuahua. InContinue reading “Chihuahuas Are My Favorite People”
I’ve known my whole life that the beach was my happy place. Growing up in Rockaway Beach, N.Y just one house from the boardwalk and ocean, my friends would call me (on the house phone) to see if there were waves, and I would stretch the long telephone wire onto the porch to check itContinue reading “Bailey Arboretum”
Living on Long Island is great, but a change of scenery is even better. In the world we are all living in right now, why not take a road trip? I just came back from a road trip to Binghamton and Ithaca New York with my daughter, and we had a great time. The SouthernContinue reading “Why Not Take a Road Trip?”
It’s funny how you can live in an area for 20 years and not be aware of the many beautiful places you can visit in your own backyard. I spent the last 20 years raising my children, commuting back and forth to work, and taking our annual family vacation. I visited and knew about theContinue reading “Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park”
It seems that the chipmunks of Long Island have discovered the secret to happiness- The Muttontown Preserve. As you walk onto the trail at the preserve you immediately discover that there are many, many chipmunks happily dancing with delight from one side of the emerald green trail to the other. During the height of theContinue reading “Muttontown Preserve”
I’ve been retired almost a year now from teaching and I’ve discovered that I really like the outdoors and walking the trails of Long Island. I have hiked trails in Hawaii, Martinique, Puerto Rico and many other places, but you can get that feeling of escaping it all, right in your own backyard. Three recentContinue reading “Long Island Hiking Trails”
We are all starting to get a little antsy, and as soon as we can, we are going to start planning well-deserved vacations. Our dogs all think we quit our jobs to be with them, so they are going to need a special dog sitter. I’ve been dog sitting for 5 years, and now thatContinue reading “What should you look for in a dog sitter?”
In my quest to find outdoor Things to do Near Me on Long Island, my daughter and I wandered off to the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve. It is located in Merrick, N. Y. right off the Meadowbrook Parkway. It has free parking and there is no entry fee. And who was Norman J.Continue reading “Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve”
When should you travel? Any chance you get! I retired last June from teaching and I’m happy to say that I have been on quite a few getaways. I may not have traveled the world or been overseas, but I think it’s important to always have something to look forward to. My last day ofContinue reading “When Should You Travel? Any Chance You Get!”
Sculpture Park & Walking Trails In my quest to find Things to do Near Me on Long Island, I discovered a real gem at the Nassau County Museum of Art. To be honest, I have no interest in visiting this museum, but it turns out that they have quite an elaborate sculpture garden and beautifulContinue reading “William Cullen Bryant Preserve”
As a newly retired teacher on Long Island, I continue my quest for finding Things to do Near Me. During the Covid19 Pandemic, my college age daughter and I have taken up walking pretty long distances for exercise, and to break up the monotony of the quarantine lifestyle. We generally walk around the neighborhood keepingContinue reading “Jones Beach Boardwalk”
So what do you do if you need a doctor during a pandemic? You call Teladoc! Teladoc provides quick and easy access to a doctor. Thankfully through social distancing and quarantine, I do not have the coronavirus, but I do have a dry eye condition that seems to be progressing. I attempted to contact theContinue reading “Teladoc”
Kids need crafts now more than ever in this time where they are stuck in the house most of the day. As a retired 3rd grade teacher, I know the most important thing about teaching is to inspire the love of learning.
During this time of uncertainty and crisis, I continue to see heartwarming activities, as I noted in Covid19 Culture. As America lives under quarantine and unable to live their ordinary lives, it’s important that we all stay positive. As a retired teacher, I tend to think of the effect of all this on the kidsContinue reading “Find a Rainbow Day”
As America lives under quarantine and unable to live their ordinary lives, I’ve noticed a few positive things. Life has slowed down to pretty much to a halt, and without all the running around from one activity to the next, children are spending more time with their parents. In many ways we have stepped backContinue reading “Covid19 Culture”
I’m newly retired and I thought I would spend time watching movies in the afternoon, but that never really materialized until the quarantine.
Cruising is fun and I hope that the cruise industry bounces back quickly from this ordeal. I know cruising is not for everyone, but there’s many people like me rooting for their recovery!
I used my strategy of Things to do Near Me to find more places we could roam. I discovered Bailey Arboretum and Clark Botanic Garden. They are great places to stroll and appreciate the beauty of Long Island.
Mill Pond is located in Bellmore, NY