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Yesterday we took the subway from our hotel on the Upper West Side to Brooklyn. From there, we walked through the brownstones and rowhouses in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, stopping to take pictures along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, with views of Lower Manhattan and New York Harbor. Next it was time to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge! Tip: Don’t walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn–you’ll miss all the great views. Start in Brooklyn… Read More

I’ve ridden the Amtrak train between Bloomington/Normal, Illinois and Chicago’s Union Station plenty of times. I’ve always noticed this patriotic paint job each time I’ve passed by. Been meaning to take a picture–finally remembered today. It marks 9/11 and Pearl Harbor and is at the Canal Street Self-Storage.