Monday, March 12, 2012

Leaving Brooklyn Fuhgeddaboudit!

Today Ross and I decided to we needed a change of pace.
To get there we crossed over a bridge.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a double decker suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City.

Raced a couple of boats.

 He was racing the boats too.

Decided no to a side trip to Cony Island.

The Parachute Drop is still a landmark in the Brooklyn landscape.

Sign when entering Brooklyn.

Sign when leaving Brooklyn.

After 3-1/2 hours in the car we spotted our destination in the distance.

The Montauk Point Lighthouse.

 The lighthouse was closed.

 The breathtaking beauty of the East Hampton Town beach was worth the trip.

 He agrees.

  Then we climbed back into the car and took the 3-1/2 hour trip back.

And now we are tired so good night.

Here is today's entry from Anna's diary:
Tues. March 12 1929
Baby at Eloise's for the nap.  I went to Presbyterian Hospital to see Helen.  Miss Johnson supervisor of Nurses showed me the entire building.  Club in Belleville at Helen Horssman.

Click here to see the post where I introduced Anna's Diary.

Oh and I just threw this pic in cuz it is so cool


  1. Had a great trip to The City about 5 years ago (for the 2nd time) with my niece. We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into lower Manhattan. Too bad the lighthouse was closed when you were there.. David and I enjoyed visiting the lighthouses along the Oregon Coast last summer. We saw the ones from Astoria to Florence. Very charming.

  2. Your picture did come through.  Although the picture of the bridge in my post is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Ross lived in Manhattan for a number of years.  He is very familiar with the city.  I am not a big fan. Too many people, too many tall buildings.  I like the wide open spaces.  And recently, too many memories of trip to the facility where Joe had to go for his chemo.
    Trust me, a trip east just to visit the east coast beaches is well worth the trip, from Maine to Florida.

  3. It is pronounced exactly as it is spelled but to break it down,
    Fuh gedda boudit .  Of course the translation is  Forget about it. 

  4. Did my photo of the Brooklyn Bridge come through?  I was jazzed to see and recognize the sign from the bridge - this kid from California had the time of her life when she spent four or five days in NYC three years ago - kid in a candy store - not unlike her visits to Washington DC -- I will be in NYC again in April - but only for three days - and my focus is the wedding of my nephew - but still.....
    I really want to see those east coast beaches one of these years....

  5. How does one pronounce Fuhgeddaboudit?  I remember my mom rolling in laughter when I pronounced Beauchamp  as Bow-champ instead of Beechem.  Crazy east coast pronunciations!  Of course, here in Alaska, we all have our own fair share of odd pronunciations such as the silent t at the start of words like Ptarmigan or Tlinget (which is pronounced Klinket).  I try not to laugh like my mom did at me!