Schooner Tour a must do in New York City

The Schooner Day Sail is a must do in New York. We were on the Adirondack.
The Schooner Adirondack

The staff is great, the views are amazing, and it is definitely worth the time. It doesn’t get better than cruising down the Hudson from Chelsea Piers only under the power of the wind.  When the sailboat catches the wind, we were passing some of the tour boats under power.

The tour starts out with the boat under power to get away from the piers, but as soon as you are in open water, they drop the sails and you head south toward the Statue of Liberty and Eilis Island.

Once they have the sails trimmed, the crew comes around and asks what type of drink you would like and then it is a relaxing two hours.

You get to see Manhattan and its wonderful skyline from the water, you get up close to the Statue of Liberty and Eilis Island, and you get a cool and relaxing couple of hours on the water.

It really helps to be on the water when it is really hot and humid.  You get some relief from the heat.

The price is not bad either.  It was only $40 each for two hour Day sail plus a tip for the crew.

Take the time and enjoy the Schooner Day Sail while you are in New York City. You won’t forget it.

Friend of a Farmer is friend of my taste buds

Friend of a Farmer is definitely a friend of my taste buds.  It was a really delicious dinner in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City.
We needed to get out of midtown Manhatten yesterday for dinner and headed for Friend of a Farmer.  I had heard of this place from my sister in-law and my wife.  My sister in-law used to go here a lot and took my wife there before.

After a short walk from the subway at Union Square, we were there and sitting outside at the restaurant enjoying a cool evening breeze in New York, something that has been missing for most of our trip.

The service was prompt and friendly.  It was almost like visiting family for dinner.

I had the Tery Alan Chicken.  Was this delicious.  It is a chicken breast stuffed with granny smith apples and cheddar cheese served over lemon bread with citrus honey raisen sauce.  It is served also with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.

This was just one of the items that were on the menu, but I just loved this.  It was quite flavorful and enjoyable.  It all was washed down with a Witte beer from the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York.  It was a Belgian Wheat beer that was quite smooth.

For desert I had the key lime pie, but the berry tart also looked good.

It is more known for their breakfast and brunches, but is also a wonderful place for dinner.

It is a wonderful place to get away from it all in New York.  It is a nice, quiet, and restful place in a big city.  If you want to get away from it for an hour or two, head to Friend of a Farmer.