Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve

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!

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!”

William Cullen Bryant Preserve

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”

Jones Beach Boardwalk

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”

Find a Rainbow Day

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”

Covid19 Culture

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”

The Lakeside Birds of Eisenhower Park

Eisenhower Park in East Meadow has a lot to offer the people of Long Island throughout the seasons. In the winter, you may just want to get out for a little fresh air, and a brisk stroll around the lake just might be the answer. A short drive will bring you to a place whereContinue reading “The Lakeside Birds of Eisenhower Park”

Meet and Greet Questions Dog Sitters Should Ask

Start out very open ended and ask the Mom/Dad to tell you a little about the dog. This can be very informative. Dog sitters should ask how old the dog is and if he/she has any special needs you should know about. What times do they feed their dog? Ask how often they feed theirContinue reading “Meet and Greet Questions Dog Sitters Should Ask”

Oheka Castle Tour and Lunch

As a newly retired teacher, I’m almost always looking for new and interesting things to do. I’m forever searching the web looking for vacation ideas and new adventures I can take with my college aged daughter, or my husband who is still too young to retire. Sometimes I just want to do something a littleContinue reading “Oheka Castle Tour and Lunch”

10 Reasons Why Teachers Make Great Dog Sitters

Teachers are experts at multitasking and can easily take care of more than one dog at a time. Teachers are use to setting up structure and routine. Dogs thrive on that! Teachers know how to differentiate and address individual needs very well. Teachers know about engagement. Dogs need activities that keep them occupied. Teachers knowContinue reading “10 Reasons Why Teachers Make Great Dog Sitters”