Mom’s 1st Car Trip will be across the New Bridge

This is what the towers looked like the last time mom and I drove to Memorial Park in Nyack more than two years ago. While she hasn’t walked since her fall, she has had physical therapy and strengthened her arms and legs.

Her terrific aide and I are looking forward to helping her into my car, driving across the new bridge and sitting under the trees at the park. She can’t wait. You can do this, mom!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Baby Falcons need Names: Cast your Votes

This seems like trick photography: an image of one falcon parent staring back at visitors who tagged the new brood that awaits names.

You have until end of the day June 7 to choose from: Bill Nye, Bolt, Cardi Beak, Flash, Fluffy, Rio, Speedy, Star Falcon, Talon-ted and Westpoint. Vote now to give these fast-growing chicks names!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Fireboat moved from Sleepy Hollow to Verplanck

I wish I’d been braver that day I was offered a tour of the NYC fireboat John D. McKean. The Hudson River was unforgiving in its strength and rocked the boat far from the anchored steps leading to it.

My new hip has been through much in its 14-plus months; however, falling onto the deck of a fireboat and/or tripping on the steps leading to it was not going to be one of its experiences.

I plan to see the retired fireboat that saved lives on a terrible, tragic day at its new location at King Marine Ltd. in Verplanck.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Naming Contest for Falcon Chicks ends Soon

Mama falcon tended to her little ones this morning as they awaited their new names. Can’t wait to see what names local elementary and middle school students picked for the four birds.

The contest ends tomorrow!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Last Piece of Tappan Zee floats in Hudson River

You can see the west anchor span floating atop barges in the river south of the new bridge and not far from its former location. The New York State Thruway Authority photo above is from last week; the former anchor now points south and not east.

It’s odd not to see a portion of the old bridge to the south of the new one; I was surprised to see the span still close by. Here’s a final look at the span next to the new bridge:

Today’s trip to Nyack and Nanuet was bookmarked by vehicles speeding across the westbound and eastbound spans at more than 65 miles per hour. There seem to be no way to enforce the speed limit unless police install those devices that measure speeds. It’s one way for the state to make money instead of increasing the tolls.

Something to think about. I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

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