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Sunday, September 07, 2014

FDR Presidential Home & Library - Fun Sunday

Collage_20140907173515690And already Sunday evening again. Where do my weekends go? The week was a very busy week dealing with the aftermath from the holiday (first few days after a holiday are always extra busy) plus a new employee started on Thursday so I have been busy training her. Now that summer has come to an end and school is back in session we are busier again in general so added the part-time position we had eliminated previously back in.

We will see what next week brings. Not ready for it to be Monday tomorrow just yet. Had a nice weekend though. Yesterday, Saturday, I had to work. Afterwards we headed to the movies to see "Guardians of the Galaxy" which was pretty good. Hung out at Two Steps for a while afterwards.

Today, Sunday, we went to Hyde Park, NY in the Hudson Valley to tour the FDR (Franklin Roosevelt) home & library. It was interesting to see the home and hear some more background stories. The library had some very interesting exhibits as well, detailing his career and personal life, struggles with polio etc. 

It was definitely interesting to see all the things FDR was able to accomplish to help the country out of a deep depression. The New Deal, job creation, unemployment coverage, social security, etc etc. It seems like such a simple concept but imagine the backlash if a president tried to do any of that now. There was enough outcry over Obamacare as it is. Definitely feels like things are moving in the wrong direction sometimes.

Afterwards we headed to Poughkeepsie to have lunch at the Millhouse Brewery. Had never been there but it came recommended by our friend Robin so we thought we should check it out being in the area and all. Definitely a fun place, great food and beers/cider. 

Mail Update: Still owe replies to: David/IN and Nina/WA.

Posted by Hanna at 06:27 PM in Food and Drink, Travel | Permalink


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