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Bradley A. Holbrook - InForum

17-05-2022 · 1 day ago · Bradley A. “Brad” Holbrook, age 53, of Alexandria, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Alomere Health. Military services will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 19, …

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Published May 17, 2022 11:32 AM

Bradley A. “Brad” Holbrook, age 53, of Alexandria, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Alomere Health.

Military services will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria followed by a visitation concluding at 7 p.m.

Full military honors will be accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard, American Legion Post #87, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #936, Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter #235, and the Marine Corps League Detachment #1409.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2022, at St. Stephen Episcopal Church in Fargo, North Dakota. Interment will take place at the church cemetery.

Bradley Aaron was born on February 13, 1969, to Frederick and Sandra (Reay) Holbrook in Prosser, Washington. His family moved to Fargo, North Dakota when he was a young boy. Brad attended public schools and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1986. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines in April of 1986, and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. He served in the Gulf War. After returning stateside, he met the love of his life Carolin Scheuch. Following his honorable discharge in April of 1992, they remained in California. Together they moved to Fargo where they were united in marriage on May 16, 1993, at St. Stephen Episcopal Church. Brad and Carolin were lucky enough to have a second wedding in December of that year in Germany with family and friends. They moved to Alexandria in the fall of 1993, where Brad attended and graduated from the Alexandria Technical College in the Law Enforcement Program. Following his education, Brad began driving fuel truck. Then he became an independent owner/operator trucking throughout the continental U.S. for over 20 years. In 2021, Brad returned to local fuel transporting work with Kane Fuel Transport of Sauk Centre until the time of his death. He thoroughly enjoyed driving fuel truck and considered it vacation after his many years on the road. He was a member of the Alexandria Gun Club. He enjoyed grilling and smoking meats, fishing when he had time, and friends he acquired through his online gaming.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick, on January 7, 2015.

Brad is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carolin; son, Frederick at home; mother, Sandra Holbrook of Fargo; brother, Martin (Tonya) Holbrook of Minot, North Dakota; father and mother-in-law, Klaus and Helga Scheuch of Mannheim, Germany; two nieces, Ariel (Isaac Morales) Holbrook and Grace Holbrook; nephew, Darius Holbrook; and great-nephew, Blair Morales.

Arrangements provided by Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services, www.lindfamilyfh.com 

Road Trip From New York To Miami

10-02-2022 · The 1,300-mile road trip from New York to Miami takes 19 hours to drive so allow a few days for the trip. Stops include Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charleston, Savannah, Tampa, Orlando and Disney World, and the Florida swamps. Read on to find out the best route to take, places to stop and sights to see along the way!

10-02-2022

A road trip from New York to Miami is an epic experience - on top of the nation's capital, you pass through eight states, countless national parks, and some of the most culturally significant and historic parts of the USA along the way.

The 1,300-mile road trip from New York to Miami takes 19 hours to drive so allow a few days for the trip. Stops include Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charleston, Savannah, Tampa, Orlando and Disney World, and the Florida swamps.

Read on to find out the best route to take, places to stop and sights to see along the way!

How far is New York to Miami and how long will the road trip take?

The road trip from New York to Miami covers around 1,300 miles. Driving non-stop between the two destinations would take about 19 hours, depending on what route you take.

You can probably do the entire drive in two to three days without any major stops, but a much better way to approach it would be to take as many breaks as you can to do some sightseeing in the major cities or even along the coast.

From New York, the most direct route to Miami is along Interstate 95, which is practically a straight road for most of the way.

Philadelphia is just one of many amazing cities you will pass along the I-95.

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Despite the straightforward drive, you do need to keep an eye on traffic, as you'll be passing through some of the biggest cities near the East Coast. Florida can get especially rough when it comes to congestion, especially if you're traveling in the summer.

Best road trip route from New York To Miami

There are many different routes you can take on a road trip from New York to Miami, but the direct and fastest route is also probably the best.

Driving along Interstate-95 makes for a pretty straight-forward, although somewhat long, drive down to Miami while also providing you with plenty of detour opportunities along the way.

Leaving from New York, take Interstate 95 through Philadelphia, then cross the Delaware River into Delaware. Visit Wilmington before continuing over into Baltimore and Washington, then stop at George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.

In North Carolina, detour to the coast to see Croatan National Forest, then continue to South Carolina after resting in Fayetteville. Visit Myrtle Beach if you feel like it, then spend some time at Lake Marion and offroad to Francis Marion National Forest and Charleston.

Back on the interstate, cross over into Georgia, and be sure to spend time in Savannah and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge before pulling into Jacksonville, Florida.

Savannah, Georgia is one of the best places to stop on any road trip, so don't miss it out!

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After passing Ocala National Forest, take a break in Orlando (visiting Disney World for an extra bit of fun), then continue south along the coast, not far from Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. Pass Lake Okeechobee, and you'll soon find yourself in Miami.

Best places to stop between New York and Miami

Depending on how long you want to take to drive from New York to Miami, there is an endless list of amazing places to stop along the way.

The cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Charleston and Savannah are all great places to stop over.

And if you want to take a day to do some hiking or spending time in nature, you have your pick of national parks, wilderness areas, fantastic beaches and swamps as you get closer to Miami.

Explore the streets of Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is located about 225 miles from New York City, making it a great stop-off for your first night. If you do decide to stay here, the CitizenM Washington DC Capitol combines a funky interior and an amazing view of the city to provide the ultimate D.C. experience.

Washington DC is one of the best places to stop along the way from New York to Miami.

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Colorful and vibrant, the rooms at this resort will put you in the perfect mood to see everything the city has to offer. If the decorations covering every corner of the hotel don't charm you, nothing will.

The highlight of staying here would have to be the terrace view - the breathtaking panorama of Washington D.C. is enough to get anyone excited about a day of exploring.

Situated right in the heart of the city center, this serves as an excellent base to explore the likes of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and Capitol Hill. Best of all, you can expect great service and a reasonable price.

Revel in delights of Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach features over 60 miles of gorgeous coastline, a number of celebrity-designed golf courses and the ultimate beachfront boardwalk with an amusement park that features one of America's tallest Ferris wheels.

The Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes is a perfect place to relax and unwind by one of the best hotel pools you'll ever see after a long day's drive.

Myrtle Beach is great for a day of relaxation after the long drive down from New York.

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The rooms at this resort perfectly capture the essence of vacationing by the beach - elegant yet minimalistic, they provide maximum comfort and an impeccable view of the oceanfront. Located right on the beach, about a 10-minute drive to the city center, this hotel has three fantastic restaurants on-site, as well as a bar and excellent spa center.

You could definitely find cheaper hotels in Myrtle Beach, but none offer the level of luxury that this one does - besides, the most expensive hotels here are relatively cheap by beach city standards, so you definitely won't feel bad about your investment!

Things to see on a road trip from New York to Miami

There are so many interesting places and tourist attractions to see a road trip from New York to Miami that choosing what to visit can seem a bit daunting at first.

So if you need some pointers to inspire you, why not consider checking out the following?

  1. Six Flags Great Adventure – Huge amusement park featuring a wildlife area and the Jersey Devil Coaster - the world's tallest, fastest, and longest single rail coaster.
  2. Princeton – World-famous Ivy League university founded in 1746. Revered for its engineering, science & humanities departments.
  3. Sesame Place – Sesame Street-themed amusement park that has a number of excellent rides, water slides, and parades.
  4. Philadelphia – Known as the City of Brotherly Love, the city's star attractions include the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall (where the declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed). A Philly Cheesesteak is a must-try food item too!
  5. Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack - Located on the waterfront in Chester, Pennsylvania, this harness racing track and casino also has great nightlife and shopping too.
  6. Atlantic City – Fabulous resort city on the Atlantic Coastline of New Jersey. Well-known for its iconic boardwalk, flashy casinos, pristine beaches, and lively nightlife.
  7. Hershey's Chocolate World – A must for all chocoholics, this chocolate haven in Hershey, Pennsylvania, forms part of a massive entertainment complex that also includes Hersheypark, Hershey Museum, Hersheypark Stadium, and the Giant Center.
  8. Baltimore – Located at the mouth of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, this bustling city is famous for being the birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner. Recognized for its hipster culture, the city also has great museums and the impressive National Aquarium.
  9. Gettysburg – An area of huge historical significance to the Civil War. It features the Gettysburg National Military Park, which houses a fascinating museum of Civil War antiquities, and the Gettysburg Lincoln's Cemetery, which has a memorial that marks the site of Abraham Lincoln's famous 1863 Gettysburg Address.
  10. Washington D.C. – The capital city of the USA. Boasts a number of outstanding neoclassical monuments and buildings like the Lincoln Memorial, The White House, Capitol Hill, The Washington Monument, and The Supreme Court. It also features a number of world-class museums, art galleries, and venues for performing arts.
  11. Norfolk – Pleasant waterfront city in southeastern Virginia. Home to a massive naval base on Chesapeake Bay, as well as a great selection of museums and the riverside Virginia Zoo – which houses bears, birds, lions and farm animals.
  12. Nascar Hall of Fame – Located in Charlotte, the Nascar Hall of Fame is a must for motorsport fans.
  13. Raleigh – Known as the City of Oaks for its huge number of gorgeous oak trees which line the streets, Raleign forms part of the The Triangle, along with Durham and Chapel Hill.
  14. Myrtle Beach – Situated on South Carolina's Atlantic coast, this gorgeous beachside vacation resort features over 60 miles of white sandy beaches. Myrtle Beach also boasts a number of exceptional celebrity-designed golf courses as well as an iconic boardwalk with arcades, souvenir stands, restaurants, country's old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park, complete with the country's tallest Ferris wheels.
  15. Charleston - One of the most historically significant cities in the USA. Home to a number of picturesque parks and iconic monuments, including Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, South Carolina Aquarium, and the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.
  16. Savannah – Known for its beautiful coastal landscapes, well-preserved architecture, and its rich history. Lovers of the film Forrest Gump will recognize Chippewa Square as the setting for the famous bench scenes where he regularly waited for the bus.
  17. Jacksonville – The largest city in the continental USA. Boasts over 850 square miles of exquisite beaches, and some excellent attractions like the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and MOSH – the Museum of Science and History.
  18. Daytona Beach – Made famous in the early 1900s when high-speed car testing, and then later, motor racing, took place on its wide beach and smooth, hard-packed sands. Also home to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Florida.
  19. Kennedy Space Center - Fascinated by space? Then NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island is a must-visit. It features awesome exhibits and displays, as well as historic spacecraft and memorabilia, interactive shows, two IMAX theaters, and numerous bus tours to the spaceport.
  20. Disney World - The mother of all theme parks, the Walt Disney's Resort is made up of various iconic Disney-themed parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios), as well as two water parks (Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach), 27 themed resort hotels, several golf courses, and numerous other entertainment venues.

Best time to go on a road trip from New York to Miami

You can go and enjoy the road trip from New York to Miami all year round. During the holidays and at the weekends, you will find traffic congestion might be higher, and the prices of hotel accommodation and entry into tourist attractions may well be at a premium too.

Florida's weather is great all year round, so head to South Beach in Miami whenever you choose to come.

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In the winter months, particularly when it snows, you may need to break the snow chains out, especially if you plan to visit some of the national parks or attractions that can only be accessed by back roads.

Over the summer months, when it can get unbearably hot, be sure to check your air conditioning is fully functional and take plenty of water, snacks, and other provisions with you too.

Remember to pack clothes for every season if you're driving from New York to Miami in the winter - the freezing Big Apple will eventually transform into a pretty warm southern Florida!

PSC plan for solar grid fee rejected

13-05-2022 · 9 hours ago · The order was appealed separately by Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock, the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC) and Petit Jean Electric Cooperative Corp. The court agreed to consolidate the ...

13-05-2022

Commercial solar energy users across Arkansas won a major victory this week with an appeals court ruling that rejected a Public Service Commission order that allowed utilities to impose a grid charge.

Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Phillip Whiteaker rejected the commission's finding that utility companies could add a grid fee for solar facilities generating more than 1,000 kilowatt hours of power, which would include most commercial facilities. Household solar users typically do not produce that much solar energy.

PSC Chairman Ted Thomas said Friday that the panel is discussing whether to ask the court to "reconsider" its ruling rejecting the grid charge and cost-shifting requirements.

Solar deployment has been a contentious issue in Arkansas for years as utilities and solar installers and users have battled over how to compensate homeowners and businesses for unused power generated by solar facilities.

The court decision sanctions most of the commission's June 2020 order supporting solar deployment and the court freed commercial solar usage by removing permission to impose a grid charge -- essentially an added fee -- that the commission would have allowed if utility companies could prove that the solar facility placed an undue financial burden on utility customers by shifting more costs to them to pay for infrastructure, or the grid that delivers electricity to homes and businesses.

The case centered on the order, which outlined net-metering issues involving compensation for solar customers and other activities connected to what regulatory approvals are necessary to deploy solar facilities. The order was appealed separately by Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock, the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC) and Petit Jean Electric Cooperative Corp. The court agreed to consolidate the cases.

Scenic Hill Chief Executive Officer Bill Halter and other solar proponents praised the ruling.

Utility companies argued "the whole thing should be torn up," Halter said, referring to the commission's 2020 order. "The court, of course, denied every single thing the co-ops argued; I mean literally every one. So it was a great ruling for net metering. The co-ops were seeking to effectively eliminate net metering and gut" Arkansas law that supports the issue.

Solar systems often produce more power than the user needs. Net metering allows those solar users to send power back onto the grid to be available to other electric customers. The solar customer is compensated for returning that power. The Arkansas commission has ruled the compensation to solar customers must be equal to what electric utilities charge ratepayers to receive power from the company.

The appeals court decision will lead to lower electric bills, a cleaner environment and more jobs in Arkansas, according to Glen Hooks, policy manager for Audubon Delta in Arkansas. The ruling "is great news for Arkansas ratepayers and clean energy businesses," Hooks said. "The court confirmed that our state's net metering rate structure is fair and well-reasoned while also making it easier for more kinds of solar systems to be approved."

Delta Solar Chairman Bob East noted that solar deployments do not burden traditional electric-utility customers. "To date, no utility has demonstrated that a solar array is detrimental to other customers who do not have solar," East said Friday. "Customers investing in solar do not impose additional costs on their neighbors, and we believe they add value to their communities."

Whiteaker wrote that the commission was correct in requiring electric utilities to pay solar users the same price utilities charge customers to receive electricity; reversed the commission's approval of a grid charge; and eased regulatory approval for small, residential solar systems of under 20 megawatts.

In addition, the court dismissed AECC's bid to stop remote-generation solar arrays, meaning those not located on the actual premise of the facility they serve. It is common for large companies to build solar plants in distant locations. For example, Bank OZK just announced Thursday that it is now using solar energy from a site in Stuttgart to provide electricity to its Little Rock headquarters and 40 other locations in Central Arkansas.

Electric providers have consistently challenged PSC orders favoring solar deployment and their resistance has been rejected by the Arkansas legislature, the commission and now the state appeals court.

AECC did not respond to requests for comment Friday.

Entergy Arkansas, the state's largest electric utility, said it is reviewing the court's decision, which was issued Wednesday.

"The court did not determine that the commission could not impose a grid charge but rather that the commission needed additional evidence to do so," the company said, noting that it has not implemented a grid charge in Arkansas.

Entergy said cost shifts fueled by solar deployments put "a higher financial burden on non-net metering customers. Entergy Arkansas continues to support reform of the rates that net metering customers pay to ensure that those customers pay their fair share and do not shift the costs of serving them to other customers throughout Arkansas."

In the ruling, Whiteaker wrote that the commission's order allowing a potential grid charge "proved vain for such evidence." He added: "There was no evidence, in other words, that unreasonable cost shifting had actually occurred."

PSC Chairman Thomas said in a statement Friday that the court "did not find that the PSC lacked the authority to charge a grid fee but under the order I think the PSC is only permitted to impose a grid fee at a future date. The problem with a future date is that it creates a rush to deploy to beat the date and then a collapse in demand because the date artificially brought forward the demand for solar."

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association says there were 334 net-metering systems in the state in 2013. At the end of last year, Arkansas had just more than 7,000 systems operating. From 2020 to 2021, deployments climbed by 78%.

Road trip from Houston to New York

02-03-2022 · The lengthy drive is a big commitment, but you get to explore one of the most scenic itineraries in the States. The 1,630-mile road trip from Houston to New York takes 25 hours to drive before accounting for stops. Stops include Chattahoochee-Oconee and Nantahala National Forests, and the Great Smoky Mountains as well as New Orleans, Washington ...

02-03-2022

If you're looking to go on an adventure through the best parks, forests, and mountains in the Southeast, nothing can beat the road trip from Houston to New York. The lengthy drive is a big commitment, but you get to explore one of the most scenic itineraries in the States.

The 1,630-mile road trip from Houston to New York takes 25 hours to drive before accounting for stops. Stops include Chattahoochee-Oconee and Nantahala National Forests, and the Great Smoky Mountains as well as New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

There's a lot of ground for you to cover if you want to do this trip right, so continue reading to see what this route is all about.

How far is New York from Houston and how long will the road trip take?

The road trip from Houston to New York takes 25 hours and covers around 1,630 miles. With that in mind, you'd be wise to split the trip into at least 3 days to dip your toes in what the route has to offer.

The trip will see you driving through Louisiana before making your way north, inching ever closer to the East Coast the entire way. The trip culminates with an optional (but highly recommended) detour to Washington and Philadelphia before you finally reach New York.

Nantahala National Forest boasts some of the East Coast's finest hiking trails.

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With the interstate making the drive easy all the way (with the exception of an optional detour discussed below), the road trip will take less time than you might expect.

Baton Rouge traffic can be troublesome, especially if you actually decide to explore the heart of the city, but given that it's relatively close to the start of your journey, you should have no trouble planning around it.

Best road trip route from Houston to New York

Although there are countless ways to do this adventure, the best route from Houston to New York is the quickest one – the interstate makes the drive smooth, even for less experienced drivers, and you'll be treated to the best forests and mountains in the American Southeast.

Leave Houston by heading east on Interstate 10, passing Sabine and Kisatchie National Forests to the north and a scenic chain of wildlife refuges and lakes over by the south coast.

After driving through Baton Rouge, follow Interstate 12 to Pearl River Wildlife Management Area, then take Interstate 59 north, past De Soto and Bienville National Forests.

Soon after that, you'll reach Birmingham – get your bearings here before hopping back onto Interstate 59, passing Talladega National Forest and Little River Canyon National Preserve before pulling into Chattanooga.

On the way to Knoxville via Interstate 75, be sure to check out Chattahoochee, Nantahala, and Daniel Boone National Forests, as well as Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

You can take the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Great Smoky Mountains and follow it well into Virginia, or drive straight through Knoxville and pass Shenandoah and Monongahela National Forests via Interstate 81.

Just after passing the forests, you can either detour to Washington or keep following the interstate north, past Michaux State Forest. Pass through Harrisburg, then take Interstate 78 through Allentown.

Be sure to detour to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the north and/or Philadelphia to the south before finally pulling into New York.

Best places to stop between Houston and New York

There are countless amazing places to stop between Houston to New York, especially if you're adventurous and decide to go off-road to visit some of the East's largest cities. As far as the primary route goes, though, these are the hotels you'll want to book:

Explore Chattanooga and its beautiful surroundings

Located just west of Nantahala and Chattahoochee National Forests, Chattanooga marks the beginning of the most scenic stretch of this route, so be sure to explore everything within a 50-mile radius. If you plan on doing so, top it off with an incredible room at the Read House.

Once you've unpacked in your comfortable room, you can run down to the Bridgeman's Chophouse, the incredible on-site restaurant offering all-American cuisine. Alternatively, you could go for a drink in the bar and enjoy a game of pool as you sip on your cocktail.

Chattanooga's Tennessee River views are among the highlights of this route.

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Whether you're relaxing in the swimming pool, working up a sweat in the fitness center, or listening to live performances as you wine and dine, this hotel certainly has a little something for everyone.

Finally, the hotel is very affordable, which is convenient considering the center of town is within eyeshot from the main entrance. This puts you within walking distance of various museums, the Bluff View Art District, and the Chattanooga Riverwalk, among countless other places.

Experience the very best of New York

After a long day of sightseeing around the Big Apple, you'll want to charge your batteries at the best possible hotel. Although you'll have no shortage of great options, The Evelyn is an extremely luxurious hotel that features every amenity you could possibly need.

The Evelyn is decidedly different from the stereotypical, swanky 5-star resorts of New York, as shown by the incredibly stylish lounge and suites. Comfortable and colorful, the hotel goes for an artsy, stained glass design, a sight for sore eyes in the concrete jungle that is New York.

The beauty of New York City is always on display, no matter the season.

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What little time you're not spending at the amazing bar, you'll likely be enjoying an Italian dish at the on-site restaurant or taking full advantage of the well-equipped fitness area.

Even the location of the hotel is amazing – for reference, the Empire State Building is around 10 minutes away. Add to that the extremely fair price, and you have one of New York's most appealing hotels.

Things to see on a road trip from Houston to New York

There are plenty of things to see on a road trip from Houston to New York – so many, in fact, that you'll likely want to do this trip more than once. If you can, you should devote at least two weeks (preferably a full month) to this road trip.

These are some of the places you'll want to keep an eye out for:

  1. Big Thicket National Preserve – hosting an incredibly varied assortment of flora and fauna given its climate, this preserve will make nature enthusiasts feel right at home
  2. Kisatchie National Forest – a scenic cross of forests and prairies, ideal for outdoor sporting and activities
  3. South Coast Wildlife Refuges – spanning all the way from Houston to Vermilion Bay, this chain of refuges and their adjacent forests help kick off the road trip with a bang
  4. New Orleans – one of the most festive, inviting, and culturally significant cities in the entire USA
  5. De Soto National Forest – this forest houses species of pine trees seldom found in other parts of the States today
  6. Little River Canyon National Preserve – a section of DeSoto State Park featuring the titular Little River Canyon, one of the most scenic vistas in the area
  7. Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest – one of the larger forests in this part of the States and home to a wide variety of animal species
  8. Rock City Gardens – this gorgeous vista atop Lookout Mountain is the definitive panoramic vista in the state of Georgia
  9. Nantahala National Forest – famous for Cullasaja Falls, as well as its thick tree crowns, which create a natural awning of sorts and block off sunlight for much of the day
  10. Knoxville – one of Tennessee's major cities should definitely be on your list if you want to do some shopping at Market Square
  11. Great Smoky Mountain National Park – an impossibly scenic park featuring forests, mountains, historic buildings, and the starting point of the Blue Ridge Parkway
  12. Blue Ridge Parkway – experienced travelers will enjoy this scenic alternative to the “main route” – 500 miles of road flanked by breathtaking nature, all the way from Tennessee to Virginia
  13. George Washington and Jefferson National Forests –these forests are among the most scenic way to experience the Appalachian Mountains
  14. Monongahela National Forest –this forest is home to Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia, as well as various rare floral species
  15. Shenandoah National Park –the definitive way to experience this beautiful park is by taking a cruise along the Skyline Drive, which stretches along the Blue Ridge Mountains
  16. Washington D.C. –the capital of the United States and one of the country's most gorgeous cities hardly needs any introduction
  17. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area –pivotal to the survival of settlers several thousand years ago, this area is one of the quintessential spots in the area for water-based activities
  18. Philadelphia –a quick visit to the Liberty Bell and the bevy of historic buildings will sell you on Philadelphia being one of the greatest cities in the States
If you have the time, you'll definitely want to experience cruising along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Best time to go on a road trip from Houston to New York

Use your best judgment when planning when to do the road trip from Houston to New York – in essence, the trip can be done virtually any time of year.

New York doesn't have a trademark seasonal draw per se – no matter when you choose to visit, you can and will find something to see and do. Keep an eye on temperatures and upcoming events to work out a time for your trip.

Summers in the city are quite congested, as you might expect, which, when coupled with low-to-mid-80s temperatures, can make July and August hard to recommend if you intend on spending most of your time outdoors.

The Statue of Liberty is the trademark of New York City awaiting at the end of your road trip.

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Winter is a kind of high season for New York despite the cold weather, largely thanks to the holidays. If you can get past the low temperatures, celebrating New Year's Eve at Times Square (or anywhere in the city, for that matter) is an experience you won't soon forget.

If exceedingly high or low temperatures are a major deal-breaker for you, consider doing the trip in spring or fall. The former offers mild weather and a solid chance at scoring a good hotel room deal, and the latter is especially fun if you visit around Thanksgiving.

Road Trip From Washington DC To New York City

16-01-2022 · The Coastline Route. 315 miles. 5 hours 30 minutes. In theory, you can do the road trip from Washington DC to New York City in about 4 hours minus breaks and overnight stops - this means you can easily do the drive in a single day and settle in at your New York hotel well before nightfall. The quickest, 225-mile route follows the interstate the ...

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You might not have considered doing a road trip from Washington to New York – the standard convention is to take a train or airplane for this route, but those who commit to doing the trip by car will be rewarded with an unforgettable experience and the views of a lifetime.

The 225-mile road trip from Washington to New York takes 4 hours to drive. Signature attractions are Philadelphia and Wilmington, Valley Forge National Historical Park, the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, as well as New York's Liberty State Park.

This itinerary manages to fit a lot into a relatively short drive, so read until the very end to get familiarized with the route.

How far is New York City from Washington DC and how long will the road trip take?

Note: these driving times do not include stops.
RouteDistanceDriving Time
The Fast Route
225 miles4 hours
The Pennsylvania Route
280 miles5 hours
The Coastline Route
315 miles5 hours 30 minutes

In theory, you can do the road trip from Washington DC to New York City in about 4 hours minus breaks and overnight stops - this means you can easily do the drive in a single day and settle in at your New York hotel well before nightfall.

The quickest, 225-mile route follows the interstate the entire way, leaving little to no room for shoddy road conditions caused by bad weather. On top of that, you'll get to visit Delaware, as well as a significant portion of New Jersey on the way.

Susquehanna State Park is one of the route's definitive natural attractions.

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There are two downsides to this route, however – the first is that you'd be cutting straight through Baltimore, and if you get there at 8 in the morning or later, chances are you'll get stuck in some nasty traffic.

If you don't want to check out Baltimore or Wilmington, driving through Pennsylvania lets you bypass them altogether, and although it adds about an hour and 50 miles to your trip, this route features a few extra parks to check out. Also, you get to avoid the tolls of the other route.

Another scenic alternative is a variant of the first route, where instead of following the New Jersey Turnpike, you hug the Atlantic Ocean shore and drive along the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, combining a gorgeous coastal view with a long chain of parks.

Best road trip route from Washington DC to New York City

Depending on what you're after, you can make a case for any option being the best for the road trip from Washington to New York. The Baltimore route is the quickest and the most urban, whereas the Pennsylvania and coastline routes have a few more natural landscapes.

Leave the city via the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, following it through Greenbelt Park and right by Patuxent Research Refuge. From the outskirts of Baltimore, take Interstate 895 over the Patapsco River and follow it to Interstate 95 just out of town.

After passing Susquehanna State Park and crossing the Susquehanna River, continue along the interstate until you've reached Delaware. After passing Glasgow Regional Park to the south, you'll drive by Wilmington and take the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey.

Along the New Jersey Turnpike, consider detouring to Philadelphia or Wharton and Brendan T. Byrne National Forests not far from the shore, or continue straight past Rancocas State Park.

Not long after passing Mercer County Park and Rutgers Gardens, go over the Raritan River, then drive along Arthur Kill and take Interstate 78 to cross Newark Bay.

Driving through Jersey City, you get to see Liberty State Park and the Statue of Liberty off in the distance. At Newport, take Holland Tunnel over the Hudson River to get to New York.

The Pennsylvania Route

Once again, follow the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, but instead of going into Baltimore, take Interstate 695 past Patapsco Valley State Park.

Not long after passing Meadowland Regional Park, switch over to Interstate 83, following it between Oregon Ridge and Loch Raven Reservoir Parks.

After driving through William Kain Park, briefly hop onto Route 30 past Rocky Ridge Park and over the Susquehanna River, then take Route 222 just past Lancaster. Follow it to Interstate 76, then drive past French Creek State Park and Valley Forge National Historic Park.

Once you've passed the latter, follow the interstate to Philadelphia or get on Interstate 276, then past Silver Lake County Park, take Interstate 95 over the Delaware River and into New Jersey. The two routes converge at the New Jersey Turnpike, just past Rancocas State Park.

The Coastal Route

Following the same roads as the quick route until Wilmington, cross Delaware Memorial Bridge, then drive Routes 40, 55, 47, and 347 to the Garden State Park Highway, which you'll then follow past a sequence of gorgeous parks and forests, as well as Atlantic City.

In the end, hugging Sandy Hook and Raritan Bays, you'll return to the Turnpike near Arthur Kill and converge with the fast route.

Best places to stop between Washington DC and New York City

The drive from Washington DC to New York City will take you through various cities and suburbs, leaving you with plenty of good accommodation options. These are some of the standout hotels along the way:

Go on an unforgettable trek through Philadelphia

Although it's entirely optional, irrespective of the route, a visit to Philadelphia is sure to spice up your trip. As you might imagine, there are countless options here as far as hotels go, but nothing can match the incredible interior of The Rittenhouse Hotel.

As far as luxury goes, the beautiful, cozy rooms are just the beginning – guests will have access to a heated swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a tea room that leads to an impossibly scenic garden area, the perfect place to start your day.

Even when compared to the juggernaut that is New York City, Philadelphia stands out as one of the States' most beautiful cities.

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It's not every day that an on-site restaurant is a contender for a hotel's best feature, but Lacroix Restaurant is just that good, featuring cuisine from all over the world. Then there's the Rittenhouse Spa and Club, where you get everything from massages to a lovely sun terrace.

It shouldn't come as a surprise that the hotel is on the pricey side, although it's well ahead of most hotels in the city by leaps and bounds in terms of the quality of service.

Experience the very best of New York City

Looking for a fancy hotel in New York can be a bit intimidating, but the good news is, you can snag some amazing deals on hotels by visiting out of season – for the ultimate rooftop view, consider booking New York Barclay Hotel.

The moment you step into your room, you'll know exactly what you're in for – endlessly fashionable and luxurious without feeling excessive, the accommodation is a perfect complement to your New York experience.

Central Park is a great place to visit in New York to get inspired for more exploration.

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Guests also have access to a fitness center, bar, and dining area, each more stylish and eye-catching than the last. Also, an all-American meal at The Parlour restaurant is a fantastic way to charge your batteries, and the spa and wellness packages are a welcome addition too.

Situated in the heart of Manhattan, the hotel is mere minutes from Times Square and various shopping centers and restaurants – this location is as convenient as it gets for visitors of New York, especially i.

Things to see on a road trip from Washington DC to New York City

There's a fair bit to see on a road trip from Washington DC to New York City – so much, in fact, that you'd be wise to take a few days or maybe even a week to explore everything. These are some of the places you have to visit:

  1. Patuxent Research Refuge – this refuge is a must-see for nature enthusiasts due to its impressive biodiversity and features some scenic hiking trails to boot
  2. Baltimore – one of Maryland's major cities, Baltimore boasts a wide array of museums, parks, and the iconic National Aquarium
  3. Susquehanna State Park – located on the bank of the Susquehanna River, this park is the perfect area for recreational fishing and boating
  4. Wilmington – when visiting Delaware's biggest city, the beautiful Airlie Gardens and the BB-55 World War II museum are definite must-sees
  5. Philadelphia – arguably the most historically significant city in the States, Philadelphia features one of the most impressive skylines in the Western world
  6. Wharton State Forest – on top of being the largest forest in Jersey, this is also the home of the historic Batsto Village
  7. New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail – a beautiful sequence of parks that also takes you past Atlantic City
  8. Mercer County Park – a gorgeous park featuring hiking and biking trails, golf courses, and the beautiful Mercer Lake
  9. Patapsco Valley State Park – Maryland's oldest state park is also one of its most scenic and best-equipped for outdoor activities
  10. Lancaster – besides being one of the States' oldest large settlements, the city is known for housing incredible landmarks like Hershey and Longwood Gardens
  11. Marsh Creek State Park – thanks to the large, manmade Marsh Creek Lake, this is one of the definitive inland spots for water-based activities along this route
  12. Valley Forge National Historical Park – one of the area's quintessential relics from the Revolutionary War, this park is sprawling with historic buildings and constructions, most notably the Memorial Arch
Baltimore is one of the crowning jewels of Maryland and the East Coast as a whole.

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Best time to go on a road trip from Washington DC to New York City

The road trip from Washington DC to New York City can be done no matter the time of year – the drive is relatively short and urban, meaning you don't have to worry about bad weather on the way, and there's plenty to do in the city all year round.

Besides Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays, summertime is New York's peak tourist season. If you do the trip in July or August, you can take part in some of the city's most memorable annual events, such as the July 4th weekend.

Few cities feel as grand in the winter as New York City – if you haven't seen it covered in lavish winter decoration, you're definitely missing out, but be sure to pack some warm clothes.

The Statue of Liberty provides the best possible backdrop for the beautiful New York City.

With that said, hotel prices are quite high this time of year, so it can be a bit difficult to recommend if you're traveling on a budget. If you're adamant about visiting in the winter, consider January or early February, just past the holidays.

For the ideal blend of fair prices and fun things to do, consider visiting in the spring or fall. There are a good number of visitors these times of year, but the mild temperatures and the beautiful colors in Central and Washington Square Parks make for a perfect vacation experience.

11 Of The Best Hikes In Texas You Can Enjoy Year-Round

28-03-2022 · 11. Enchanted Rock (Fredericksburg) Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA. Flickr/kate_stuart. The trek to the summit of this captivating pink anomaly is rather grueling, but the 4-mile, far less steep Loop Trail is better suited to the average Joe.

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Hiking doesn’t have an off season here in Texas, and for that, we’re eternally grateful. Here are 11 of the best hikes in Texas you can enjoy all year, whether it’s the dead of winter or dog days of summer. They’re easy and kid-friendly, too, so round up the whole family and get ready to experience the best of Texas nature. Happy trails!

1. Armand Bayou Nature Center (Houston)

Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507, USA
Who knew such beauty was hiding just outside of Houston? This park in the Clear Lake area has five trails (all less than two miles and little to no elevation) that give you stunning views of the bayou, grasslands, a restored family farm, and even take you to a wildlife observation deck. Admission is just per person.
2. Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail (Big Bend)
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail, Chihuahuan Desert Trail, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834, USA
There's no denying that Big Bend has some of the best hikes in Texas, but not everyone has the time and stamina for a grueling, all-day trek through the mountains. Luckily, the Chihuahuan Desert Natural Trail is only half a mile long, and its views are no less breathtaking than those offered by the harder hikes.
3. Brackenridge Park (San Antonio)
Brackenridge Park, 3700 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
Although not a typical hike in a remote area with rugged terrain, Brackenridge Park is still a great place to go for gorgeous scenery and a little exercise. Walking around the whole park is about two miles, but it isn't difficult at all. You might even forget you're being active at all when you get lost in the Japanese Gardens.
4. Gorman Falls (Bend)
Gorman Falls, Texas 76853, USA
This is the view you have to look forward to after an easy 1.5 mile hike at Colorado Bend State Park. Gorman Falls, a nearly 70-foot tall waterfall, looks like it belongs in a tropical paradise rather than Texas. But hey, I'm not complaining.
5. McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail (Salt Flat)
Mckittrick Canyon, McKittrick Canyon, Texas 79847, USA
Fall is the perfect time to take this hike in the Guadalupe Mountains - although it's gorgeous in all four seasons! During autumn, the leaves change into beautiful reds and oranges, and you'll have the energy to enjoy them because the trail is only .9 miles long. Plus, it's at the base of the mountains, so you'll get to admire their towering majesty in front of you.
6. Kirby Nature Trail (Lumberton)
Kirby Nature Trail, 1618 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
A lot of people hate on Southeast Texas, but it's actually one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the state. This short and painless trail in Big Thicket National Park will take you right into some of these ecosystems and provide insight into different animal and plant species.
7. Maple Trail (Vanderpool)
Lost Maples State Natural Area, 37221 RM 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885, USA
It just so happens that the most scenic trail at Lost Maples State Natural Area is the shortest as well. In just .8 miles, you'll see views more spectacular than you knew existed. You certainly won't feel like you're in Texas anymore.
8. Galveston Island State Park (Galveston)
Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554, USA
Galveston's beaches might not be the prettiest, but its state park is actually gorgeous, not to mention peaceful. The trails are less than four miles altogether, but they take you far enough from the mainland to enjoy some solitude. Something about wandering down boardwalks over bodies of water is so serene. Please note: the beachside portion of Galveston Island State Park is currently closed. The bayside area, however, remains open.
9. Palmetto State Park (Luling)
Palmetto State Park, 78 Park Rd 11 S, Gonzales, TX 78629, USA
South Carolina is the Palmetto State, but judging by Palmetto State Park in Luling, Texas gives it a run for its money. The 1/3-mile interpretive trail takes you through a dense palmetto grove reminiscent of an exotic rainforest, and the diversity of wildlife and vegetation is astounding. There are more than 250 bird species alone, not to mention all the other plants and animals that thrive here!
10. Santa Elena Canyon (Big Bend)
Santa Elena Canyon, Texas 79852, USA
One of the most iconic natural features in Texas, Santa Elena Canyon takes your breath away at first sight. Hiking through it may seem like an arduous task, but the trail is only 1.7 miles round-trip. Standing at the base of the canyon's two towering rock walls makes you realize how small we truly are on this vast and beautiful planet, and it's a truly humbling feeling. This is one of the best hikes in Texas!
11. Enchanted Rock (Fredericksburg)
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA
The trek to the summit of this captivating pink anomaly is rather grueling, but the 4-mile, far less steep Loop Trail is better suited to the average Joe. This is an experience every Texan needs to have - the rock is mystifying and, well, enchanting, and it definitely belongs on your hiking bucket list.

Have you taken any of these best hikes in Texas? What’s your favorite easy hike in Texas? If you want to explore more of our beautiful state and are perhaps up for a challenge, check out The Unrivaled Canyon Hike In Texas Everyone Should Take At Least Once.

Address: Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507, USA

Address: Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail, Chihuahuan Desert Trail, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834, USA

Address: Brackenridge Park, 3700 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA

Address: Gorman Falls, Texas 76853, USA

Address: Mckittrick Canyon, McKittrick Canyon, Texas 79847, USA

Address: Kirby Nature Trail, 1618 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA

Address: Lost Maples State Natural Area, 37221 RM 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885, USA

Address: Palmetto State Park, 78 Park Rd 11 S, Gonzales, TX 78629, USA

Address: Santa Elena Canyon, Texas 79852, USA

Address: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

Address: Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554, USA

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Best Hikes In Texas

April 02, 2022

Katie Lawrence

What are some of the most scenic hikes in Texas?

From the wetlands and forests of the east to the sprawling West Texas desert, the Lone Star State boasts a more varied landscape than almost anywhere else in the U.S. This means that no matter what type of scenery is your favorite, you can rest assured it exists here. One of our favorite scenic hikes in Texas is The Window Trail in Big Bend National Park. Two towering mountains form a natural “window” that perfectly frames the sunset, and it’s one of the most awe-inspiring views you’ll ever see. We also love The Lighthouse Trail in Palo Duro Canyon State Park – home to the nation’s second-largest canyon!

Where can I find the most kid-friendly hikes in Texas?

With the sheer number of hiking trails available in Texas, you never have to look long or hard to find some that are kid-friendly. The Santa Elena Canyon Trail is less than 1.5 miles round-trip, and has an elevation gain of under 160 feet. Despite being short and easy, the trail boasts unrivaled views of the iconic Santa Elena Canyon. Plus, it leads straight to the Rio Grande, so the kids can splash around before you hike back out. Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls Via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is also great for kids, as it’s only three miles long and features a swimming hole with beautiful waterfalls.

What are some of the best easy hikes in Texas?

If you want to enjoy Texas’ natural beauty but aren’t in the mood to work up a big sweat, you’ll be happy to know our state is full of easy hikes. Two of our favorites are the McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park and the Lake Austin/360 Bridge Overlook Trail. Both are a mile or less in length and boast incredible lake or mountain views. Totally worth adding to your bucket list!

Address: Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507, USA

Address: Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail, Chihuahuan Desert Trail, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834, USA

Address: Brackenridge Park, 3700 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA

Address: Gorman Falls, Texas 76853, USA

Address: Mckittrick Canyon, McKittrick Canyon, Texas 79847, USA

Address: Kirby Nature Trail, 1618 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA

Address: Lost Maples State Natural Area, 37221 RM 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885, USA

Address: Palmetto State Park, 78 Park Rd 11 S, Gonzales, TX 78629, USA

Address: Santa Elena Canyon, Texas 79852, USA

Address: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

Address: Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554, USA

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A presidential library has booked into the Waldorf Astoria

03-03-2022 · The White House is coming to the Waldorf. For most of the 20th century, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel was the presidential home away from home in New York. Since opening …

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The presidential library inside the Waldorf.
All booked up: The Waldorf has hosted numerous presidents including JFK and Herbert Hoover (inset). Now, it's getting a White House Historical Association-backed rotating reading library. Bettmann Archive; Noë & Associates / The Boundary;

The White House is coming to the Waldorf.

For most of the 20th century, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel was the presidential home away from home in New York. Since opening in 1931 on Park Avenue, the property has hosted every US president from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, most as guests and a handful as long-term renters.

Now, the hotel — which is in the midst of a sweeping residential conversion dubbed the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria — is partnering with the White House Historical Association, a nonprofit founded by first lady and frequent Waldorf Astoria guest Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961 to preserve the White House’s history.

The association will create a presidential library in the storied building set to debut next summer.

Exclusively for the enjoyment of condo owners, the irony here is that this is a perk which presidents who stay at the hotel won’t be able to enjoy — at least, not technically.

Just like the rest of the 50,000 square feet of private residential amenities, the handsome library room is being designed by the internationally renowned Jean-Louis Deniot.

The bar at the Waldorf.
The historic hotel is also getting a bar for its condo residents.
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Overlooking 49th Street and the Chrysler Building, the space has grey and cream tones with gold finishes. A circular grey- and cream-toned marble table and a long grey couch are the centerpiece to the room while shelves run along the walls.

The five-seat backlit granite bar framed by a geometric mobile chandelier is a key element — but first, to the tomes.

Stewart McLaurin, the president of the White House Historical Association, says that the collection will span more than 500 books and will be continuously updated with new titles.

US President George W. Bush (R) and French President Jacques Chirac at the Hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York City, NY, USA, on September 19, 2006.
Commanders in chic: Presidents George W. Bush and France’s Jacques Chirac powwowed at the Waldorf in 2006.
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“We’re not going to be biased to one president and will represent them all,” he said. “We will also have our group’s inventory of books that we have published over the years”

The latter includes ”Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration,” detailing the first lady’s renovation of The White House from 1961 to 1963, and reads dedicated to the wine, china and music of the famed mansion.

Other parts of the collection will have biographies of presidents and first ladies from George and Martha Washington to Joe and Jill Biden and histories during their times in office.

A picture dated October 23, 1985 shows then US President Ronald Reagan (L) holding bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (R) at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
Ronald Reagan met with Margaret Thatcher at the hotel in 1985.
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“Washington’s Iron Butterfly” is an example. Written by Bess Clements Abell, the social secretary during the Johnson administration, it talks about the state dinners and other glamorous parties she organized. “Forty-two Years in the White House” — written by Ike Hoover, the chief usher of the White House for the aforementioned timespan — will also be included.

Beyond the books, McLaurin says that the library will serve as a mini museum of sorts, with objects on display such as replicas of china used in the White House and bookends that replicate architectural elements of its exterior.

What’s a great read without a cocktail or glass of wine in hand? To that end, the aforementioned bar will serve tipples that presidents have imbibed during their time in office. The lineup will include bloody marys, favored by John F. Kennedy, French wine, a go-to for Thomas Jefferson, and mint juleps, a staple for Teddy Roosevelt. Teetotalers can order a Diet Coke, a favorite of both George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump.

President Clinton, left, meets with jazz legend Lionel Hampton at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York in this June 24, 1996.
Jazz enthusiasts Bill Clinton and Lionel Hampton hung out at the Waldorf in 1996.
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The library will be part of the many attractive amenities offered at the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria — an 82-foot swimming pool in the former Starlight Roof ballroom, a winter garden with a bar and a theater will a live performance stage among the bunch.

Dan Tubb, the senior director of sales for the property, says that the aim of the library is to honor the history of the presidents who have stayed at the Waldorf.

“Many of our buyers even have fond memories of their interactions with them while they were also at the hotel,” he said. “The library is meant to be rich and dramatic — much like the past of the Waldorf itself.”

California (CA) State Holidays 2022

18-12-2021 · California (CA) State Holidays in 2022 Friday, 31 December 2021 – New Year’s Day Monday, 17 January 2022 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, 21 February 2022 – …

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In 2022, California will have 11 state holidays. New Year’s Day is a holiday for most federal and public employees in the United States. The birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., who worked to end racial discrimination through nonviolent resistance, is a federal holiday that many Americans celebrate by assisting with various philanthropic causes.
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California (CA) State Holidays in 2022

  • Friday, 31 December 2021 – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, 17 January 2022 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, 21 February 2022 – Washington’s Birthday
  • Monday, 30 May 2022 – Memorial Day
  • Monday, 20 June 2022 – Juneteenth
  • Monday, 4 July 2022 – Independence Day
  • Monday, 5 September 2022 – Labour Day
  • Friday, 11 November 2022 – Veterans Day
  • Thursday, 24 November 2022 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, 26 December 2022 – Christmas Day

California (CA) State Holidays in 2023

  • Monday, 2 January 2023 – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, 16 January 2023 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, 20 February 2023 – Washington’s Birthday
  • Monday, 29 May 2023 – Memorial Day
  • Monday, 19 June 2023 – Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, 4 July 2023 – Independence Day
  • Monday, 4 September 2023 – Labour Day
  • Friday, 10 November 2023 – Veterans Day
  • Thursday, 23 November 2023 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, 25 December 2023 – Christmas Day

California (CA) State Holidays in 2024

  • Monday, 1 January 2024 – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, 15 January 2024 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, 19 February 2024 – Washington’s Birthday
  • Monday, 27 May 2024 – Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2024 – Juneteenth
  • Thursday, 4 July 2024 – Independence Day
  • Monday, 2 September 2024 – Labour Day
  • Monday, 11 November 2024 – Veterans Day
  • Thursday, 28 November 2024 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Wednesday, 25 December 2024 – Christmas Day

What are the state holidays in California in 2022?

Federal holidays are observed in California, including Labor Day, New Year’s Day, and Veterans’ Day. Thanksgiving day is also recognized as a holiday by the state of California.

Cesar Chavez Day is also observed in California. On March 31, the holiday is dedicated to migrant farm labor who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, bringing attention to the issues of rural workers in the United States. There’s been a recent effort to make Cesar Chavez Day a national holiday.

If a holiday is on Saturday, it is observed on a preceding day and if it falls on Sunday, it is observed the following day.

How many holidays do CA state employees get?

California state employees receive 11 days of paid holidays each year.

Is Juneteenth a state holiday in California?

Since 2003, California has recognized Juneteenth as a holiday, although it is not one of the state government’s 11 paid holidays.

Is Martin Luther King Day a state holiday in California?

Martin Luther King Day is not a state holiday in California, but rather a federal holiday.

Last Updated on 01/07/2022

Word Game: May 15, 2022 - The Mercury News

15-05-2022 · 8 hours ago · May 15, 2022 at 3:00 a.m. TODAY’S WORD — DISPARITY (DISPARITY: dih-SPAIR-ih-tee: A noticeable and usually significant difference or dissimilarity.) Average mark 52 words. Time limit 60 minutes.

15-05-2022

TODAY’S WORD — DISPARITY (DISPARITY: dih-SPAIR-ih-tee: A noticeable and usually significant difference or dissimilarity.)

Average mark 52 words

Time limit 60 minutes

Can you find 71 or more words in DISPARITY?

TODAY’S WORD — DISPARITY dairy dais daisy dart diarist diary dirt dirty ditsy drat dray drip iris said sapid sari satyr sitar spar spat spay spirit spit sprat spray sprit spry staid stair star stay stir strap stray stria strip paid pair parity part party past pastry pasty patsy pita pity pray airy arid arty astir radii raid rapid rapidity rapt rasp raspy tapir tardy tarp tidy tipi tipsy trap tray triad trip tsar yard

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RULES OF THE GAME:

1. Words must be of four or more letters.

2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed.

3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible.

4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

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