Saratoga Dreaming……..


 

Saratoga Dreaming….  On such a Winter’s Day!!

Okay. Apologies to the Mamas & the Papas!

I can easily get the time off now that I work evenings. The evening shift offers much more flexibility.  Saving for the Greyhound Bus or Amtrak is doable. The only sticking point is finding a clean, safe, inexpensive hotel. Guess I’ll have to start using my AARP card for travel!

Vacation Travel Dream Goals for 2017

Saratoga Springs

http://www.saratoga.com/guide/health-mineral-springs.cfm

http://www.saratoga.com/things-to-do/spas-wellness/

http://www.saratoga.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/

 

Harlem Renaissance Exhibit at Yale

I’m sure that I can make it to this special exhibit because it’s a One Day Trip so I won’t need a place to stay overnight. A friend knows my Love of Photography and especially the Harlem Renaissance.  I often think of what it would be like to be transported back to Harlem in the 1920s rubbing elbows with Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, James Van Der Zee, James Weldon Johnso.

http://news.yale.edu/2016/12/20/harlem-renaissance-creators-showcased-gather-out-star-dust-beinecke

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/harlem-renaissance

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_harlem.html

Lift Every Voice and Sing with Lyrics also known as the Negro National Anthem

The Smithsonian
National Museum of African American History & Culture

I have been to Washington, DC several times and had the opportunity to see some of the various Smithsonian museums but there are so many you can never see them all in just one visit. Obviously I have a special interest in African American History and Culture so later on when the demand dies down I will go visit. Right now the demand is so high that even though the All the Smithsonian museums are Free they must issue tickets for this one to control the crowds.

https://nmaahc.si.edu/

Civil War

Several years ago when I went to Washington, DC with a cousin we visited a Civil War Museum dedicated to African American troops. It was not far from a Monument to Colored Soldiers. Many of you have heard me speak about my Great, Great Grandfather William Henry Halstead who served with the Connecticut 29th Colored Regiment.

http://www.conn29th.org/history.htm

During that time I was able to locate my Great, great Grandfather’s name inscribed into the monument. A momentous occasion and somewhat emotional.

 

 

I also plan to go to Sleepy Hollow to visit his grave. Hopefully this year 2017.

William Henry Halstead Headstone ~ Sleepy Hollow

 

I visited San Diego, California and Disneyland many years ago! Enjoyed it immensely! Now here is the Song!!

The Mamas & the Papas – California Dreamin’

 

 

 

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