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Jun 16, 2014 - Everready Diner

We worked this morning but then thought we would do a bit of sightseeing this afternoon. Our first stop though was lunch. We decided to try this cute looking diner in Hyde Park - Eveready Diner. It is amazing how many diners like these are in this part of New York. We see them everywhere. This diner had quite a menu and a full bakery. Being from Iowa, the prices weren't diner prices but the food was excellent. The place is just enormous inside. We're not sure of the capacity but the parking lot is also huge! We both had an omelet for lunch...

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Aug 17, 2013 - The Roosevelts and Vanderbilts

Aug. 12 Travel day to Rhinebeck, NY Rhinebeck, NY is just north of Hyde Park, the home of The Roosevelts and the Vanderbilts in the Hudson River Valley. Of course we took a tour of Roosevelts Home and also the Presidential Museum and Library. The home on the river, where Roosevelt was raised and then lived after his marriage to Eleanor was built about 1800. His father, James, purchased the house 15 years before Franklin was born. At that time it was a large farmhouse, but James and Sara, Franklin’s mother, transformed it into something...

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UP, UP and AWAY!

Aug 6, 2011 - Hyde Park, West Point, NY

Our visit to the Hyde Park area included a visit to the Roosevelt Estate, and Presidential library, which to say the least was a great history lesson. The Roosevelt home is located on the banks of the Hudson river in a beautiful area of New York. After we spent a day in the Hyde Park area, we spent the next day visiting the US Military Academy "West Point" a little further south along the banks of the Hudson. West Point is a beautiful campus, that has a lot of history, and has educated some of the most notable people in the world. Tomorrow...

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Jul 10, 2009 - Riding the Delaware Water Gap

Friday [7/10] It’s a sunny day, cool, what a change from down south. A half hour takes us to the Kittatinny Point Visitors Center at the Delaware Water Gap. This VC is in New Jersey so it’s a new state for us. The original VC was washed away in a flood 3-4 years ago so they rebuilt it [see pic] on a little higher ground. Very tranquil setting this morning. Next stop is also in the Del Water Gap NRA. I’m having trouble seeing the little roads on the GPS, tight turns, multiple roads converging at a single point. I can’t figure out how to get...

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Jun 8, 2009 - Big Bucks in Hyde Park

Today was our day to visit homes of some of the rich and famous. This morning was another perfect, sunny one so we headed north towards Hyde Park. We love how the smaller state highways wind through the rolling countryside full of lush trees and green, green grass everywhere. It is just so beautiful here. -- We stopped for breakfast in the tiny town of Highland, which is a hamlet of the bigger little town of Lloyd. We stopped at the stop sign in town and asked a gentleman sitting on a bench where the best place for breakfast was. He...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Sep 18, 2008 - Hyde Park, New York

The small community of Hyde Park, New York is located just 5 miles north of Poughkeepsie on US Route 9 and is where Franklin Roosevelt made his home. The old home place, Springwood, was purchased by FDR’s father and it is the home in which the 32nd President of the US was born, raised, and eventually laid to rest. Following the death of Roosevelt’s father, the farm was owned by his mother until her death in 1941 at which time it was inherited by Franklin. Upon his death, he gave this beautiful place on the banks of the Hudson to the people...

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New York, 2008

Sep 17, 2008 - Hyde Park

Newburgh KOA-Plattekill, NY Today we are driving over to the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park, about 26 miles from our house. We got up at 8AM, I had breakfast and Edie had coffee. It was about 10:30 when we arrived at the visitor center, after a lovely drive through the hills and valleys along both sides of the Hudson River. The weather was perfect, blue skies and fluffy white clouds overhead. We got our tickets for the museum and house tour and caught the 11AM tour that was conducted by a Park Service ranger. The visitor...

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Aug 7, 2008 - FDR Library, NY

Today we visited our sixth presidential library and the very first presidential library established – that of FDR. FDR was the first president to establish the idea that a president’s papers should be protected and preserved (now here was a president that had nothing to hide!). The FDR library was actually completed and used by FDR while he was still alive, the only presidential library to have been used by a sitting president. The library sits on 16 acres of FDR’s family homestead of Springwood, which is also opened to the public. We began...

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Oct 10, 2007 - New York State

We arrived at Newburg, NY yesterday and today we toured West Point Academy. From there we headed to Hyde Park to visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum. After this we had supper at the Culinary Institute of America. Here we had supper prepared and served by students.

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Traveling in Style

Oct 10, 2007 - FDR Complex, Hyde Park, NY

Hello Everybody, I know you haven't heard much from me lately, but you have to realize there's not much to write about when all you do is sit in the RV for 14 hours a day. Mr. Timmy is still working in downtown Manhattan, still doing the 5 hours a day commuting and of course I have no car. Thank the Lord; we will be leaving here on Sat. Oct. 13. This has been a great place, very pretty, right in the middle of some beautiful mountains. We have realized though, not only am I very bothered when going up in altitude, I have altitude...

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Sep 6, 2007 - Hyde Park, NY

Our original plan was to stay at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey but upon arrival we discovered you can not have any alcohol in a State Park, none, open, closed or whatever. We either had to dispose of it or find somewhere else to stay. We left as we had just picked up several bottles from Deyan. We ran into Stroudsburg, found the Wal-Mart, bought groceries and went out for Pizza before coming home.

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Aug 6, 2007 - Hyde Park, FDR's Presidential Library and Museum

Had he lived, he would have been President for 16 years, but he died three months into his fourth term. Back in 1940 it was only a custom that Presidents serve two terms, and with the Nazis on the march in Europe, FDR seemed a pair of safe hands, so he got an unprecedented third term. Then in 1944 nobody wanted to change horses in the midst of a World War so he even got a fourth. Still a whole generation of politicians never got a chance at the big prize and they made sure it could never happen again: in 1947 they changed the Constitution...

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