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LAST DAY OF JULY
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANNIE!!
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Happy Birthday to my precious "first born". You are as precious to us today as you were when we marveled at your beauty in this early photo! We hope you have a fantastic Day!
Northern Manhattan
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The three trusty explorers (Dwight, Francesca and Diana) trek north up the Hudson side of Manhattan through Riverside Park.........
A good part of the way it is pleasant esplanade with many benches and green park.......
It is a haven for every type of exerciser......
Dwight and Frannie enjoy the tranquility from a higher vantage point....
Not everyone should wear speedos in public..................
New York is tops with the many, many beautifully maintained parks that it affords its citizens...........
Onward Christian explorers................
Soon, we leave the patrician environs of Riverside for a short subway ride to................
Harlem! I think this is the early construction for a new subway stop at 125th street.......
This is the historic St. Theresa Hotel. Fidel Castro stayed here when he visited the UN in 1960............
This is a close up of a monument to Adam Clayton Powell on 125th Street........
125th Street is the main drag of Harlem...................
And a center…
THE BOAT BASIN CAFE
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We are the first to arrive at the Boat Basin at Riverside Park.......
Riverside Park is miles long along the Hudson with lots of leafy trees and interesting statues and fountains and even Grant's Tomb.................
The esplanade is filled with walkers, joggers, strollers, bicycles and skateboards....................

Dwight has given our names to the Hostess--it will be about an hour's wait for a table outside with a river view...............
The sun is out now and it's heating up............
There are some citizens of New York City that reside in houseboats anchored here at the basin with a view of the New Jersey Palisades................

It's so pretty and warm today that it is amazing to realize that this is where that miracle airplane landing on the Hudson happened last winter................
It's a peaceful refuge within the city......................
Dwight checks out some of the nooks and crannies in the cavernous stone Basin Building with the beautiful va…