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New Carts in Central Park

January 21, 2017

Central Park is beautiful every season of the year and a major destination for tourists visiting New York City.  It is also beloved and well used by local New Yorkers.  At any time on any day you can see joggers, bicycles, dogs, children playing , people strolling, people sitting and reading, people enjoying the trees and flowers, people picnicking, and people riding in boats or driving little electric boats – just to name of few of the myriad activities Central Park offers.

The Park is always clean thanks to the Central Park Conservancy, whose workers are out daily cleaning and picking up.  And now you will see them flying around the park in hot new electric garbage carts.  There is a new fleet in Central Park and they are clean, efficient, good for the environment and fun.  Look out for them and wave a thank you hi to those who keep Central Park so beautiful for all to enjoy.Central Park 3central park


October 17, 2015

Geese visited Tiburon for their morning feast.  Stooping traffic while crossing the street they enjoyed a feast by the water.  What a sight!  www.powerhiking.comGeese 2

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November 4, 2014

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country is the town of Boerne.  Founded in the 1849 by German colonists and located only 15 minutes from San Antonio, Boerne is rich in history.  It was originally connected to San Antonio by a stagecoach route.  The 1870 limestone courthouse is the second oldest in Texas and there are other historic building such as St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the Phillip Manor, the Kronkosky Tower and the Mansion House – all stunning and architecturally different.  Today Boerne is a lovely community with chic shops, antique stores – both serious and funky – and notable restaurants ranging from Tex-Mex to German to Southern BBQ to a great bakery. All are unique with the entries and sidewalks along Main Street whimsically decorated . There is winery and a bookstore which is located under a windmill.  The Hill Country Mile is a walking path along River Road Park and historic Main Street.  There is also the Cibolo Nature Center –  a wilderness and marshland preserve in the Hill Country – filled with trails for hiking, walking or wandering.  Boerne is indeed a wonderful place to visit to soak up Texas history and relax in small town comfort.Boerne Main StreetCalamity JaneCibolo River BoerneStorefront Boernewindmill


June 30, 2014

The soccer world is watching Brazil.  The tennis world is watching England.  While the excitement of the games and matches continues, television shows us the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro – Copacabana and Ipanema.  We take the cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain and we view the magnificent giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Carcovado Mountain.  In England we visit the  quaint village of Wimbledon as well as views back in London of Big Ben, The River Thames and the amazing London Eye.  Does it make you want to travel?  It sure does!


June 4, 2014

There are few things more dramatic and more beautiful than the sun setting over Puget Sound and the sky ablaze with glorious color. Seattle is the place to be this summer.  SEAFAIR is the first part of August and it is the perfect time to experience the traditional spirit of the Northwest.  Enjoy the sun, music and water as the Blue Angels soar in the skies and hydroplanes dash across Lake Washington.  The fleet comes in and everyone takes to their boat or a local ferry. You can visit the beautiful Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island or wander Azalea Trail or Rhododendron Glen in the Washington Arboretum.  Visit the Japanese Tea Garden, Pioneer Square, the Chittenden Lochs, or relax on a ferry boat tour of the lakes.  Do not miss Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum or the top of the Space Needle.  There is so much to see, do and enjoy in Seattle!  Let PowerHiking Seattle help you plan your trip.

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June 2, 2014

On the highway leading to Mt. Hood and nestled on acres of tall trees near Rhododendron, Oregon, sits Forrest Lodge.  What a find and what an absolutely fabulous spot to get away and relax and enjoy!  Nearby you will find skiing and winter sports in the winter and swimming, boating, wind surfing and all different water sports on the nearby Columbia River in summer.  Hiking Trails abound and golf is not far.  There are wineries for wine tasting and spectacular sightseeing along the magnificent scenic Columbia Gorge.  Take in Multnomah Falls or the Bonneville Lock and Dam and Fish Ladder. Or just relax among the trees and wander the Wildflower or Forrest Trails.  You will love Forrest Lodge! for contact information.Trees Forrest LodgeForrest LodgeForrest Trail Forrest LodgeWildflower Trail Forrest LodgeTotem Forrest Lodge


May 31, 2014

ParadiseAk Row50MainStreetNestled on the edge of San Francisco Bay, the quaint and scenic town of Tiburon is celebrating its 50th birthday.  Originally a railroad town, the downtown waterfront is the old railroad yard and the Railroad Museum is open tonight.  The trains came down from the north and individual cars were loaded onto ferries to take them to San Francisco.  No longer functional, the railroad yard has been converted to a beautiful waterfront park.  This, as well as Main Street, is the location of tonight’s celebration.  There are bands playing to celebrate the 50th birthday and food trucks as well as games for the children.  Nestled on the edge of the bay, the waterfront is the perfect spot to view the celebritory fireworks. What a wonderful evening for the town of Tiburon – now 50 years old!

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May 27, 2014

In the beautiful Columbia River Gorge is the most popular visitor attraction in Oregon, Multnomah Falls.MULTNOMAH FALLS 1  Fed my underground springs, snow and rain, it is the nation’s second highest year round waterfall.  It is an amazing experience to see and hear the waterfall as the water plummets to the ground.  You can hike to the top of the falls – a distance of 1.1 miles – or take a shorter 1/4 mile hike to the Benson Bridge for a closer view.  Whichever you choose to do, Multnomah Falls is spectacular and not to be missed.  There is a lodge, visitor center and gift shop filled with unusual local crafts and gifts.  The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most beautiful scenic areas in the world and well worth a visit.

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May 16, 2014

While winter has been dragging its feet, spring is finally here and the trees are all leafy and green and Central Park is ablaze of color from azaleas, rhododendrons, tulips and daffodils.  What a perfect time to visit New York City.  Wander through Central Park, take in the color on The Highline, circle Manhattan on the water, climb to the top of the Empire State Building, explore Tribeca and Soho, visit the Tenement Museum, stroll through Rockefeller Plaza or spend an afternoon on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Whatever your choice Enjoy Spring!central park

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May 14, 2014

Coit Tower, beautiful San Francisco icon, has reopened.  Perched atop  Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower has been under restoration for the past several months.  It was built to honor firefighters and to add beauty to the City and was dedicated in 1933.  The 1930s era murals on the main floor depict scenes of California and San Francisco of that era and were in a terrible state of disrepair.  In order not to lose such a valuable piece of the past, citizens and the Park and Rec Department worked together in restoration.  Finally finished and fabulous, Coit Tower is a must visit for all visitors and locals alike.

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