I have updated my profile on these pages. This wasn't easy for me, gentle reader, and I wanted you to hear it from me now, right now, and not from a tearful late night confession on MySpace. (Deep breath. OK let's get this over with. She sits up erect, pulling her shoulders back, leans forward, looks you in the eyes.) As my recent thoughts have turned to Cowgirl's on Hudson Street and to Julian Schnabel's formative identity issues, I felt deeply I could no longer keep silent. I wanted to tell you that...I think I'm a...(deep breath)....Texan. OK. I said it! I feel so much better! I'm a Texan! But I think that is something my parents knew all along.
The peak of autumn colors in New York City tends to fall sometime in the days following Halloween, but those anxiously waiting leaf change can simply travel north. Near Beacon, a view of autumn colors from the Metro-North Hudson line One way to speed the fall season is to take the Hudson line of Metro-North north of the city and watch the greens fade to oranges and yellows and the occasional burst of red. Autumn light in Hastings-on-Hudson Weekends during the month of October are ideal times to make the trip. The air tends to be crisp with bright blue skies, and the Hudson River glimmers like a mirror in the light of autumn. As the Hudson line hugs the river for much of the distance north, the train ride alone provides plenty of opportunities for sightseeing. Try to grab a window seat on the river side of the train car for views of the Palisades and the bends of the Hudson Highlands later in the trip. Autumn leaves on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail in Hastings Still, October is a gr