Visiting The New Windsor Cantonment (7/21/2012) – Part 1

My next stop on my little exploration of some of the historical places while visiting my upstate friends would be the New Windsor Cantonment. It would be easy to explore this place as it was right next to where I just was for the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor which was discussed on THIS POST. Now it was the Cantonment’s turn and I was glad that I waited to do this one second since it was a lot more involved in terms of things to see. Once again this is mostly a visual presentation because I want you to reflect and feel as though you are also walking the museum. Personally speaking I hate when people are chattering all around me instead of whispering in such a place. Here we go.

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment
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Visiting The National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor (7/21/2012)

I recently went upstate for a few days and the goal was to enjoy some fun dining and drinks with my friends and then head out for some regional exploring of the historical sites that the area possesses. They live in Newburgh, NY which is very close to New Windsor and that made the first stop we would make on Saturday the New Windsor Cantonment. This historic site is also the home of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor so the plan was to explore both. Since we parked the car closer to the Purple Heart museum, we made that part of the area the first to visit. This will be a mostly photographic narrative but I will chime in as needed. If needed. Here we go.

national purple heart hall of honor

The plaque outside the Hall lines out its premise and purpose.

national purple heart hall of honor

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An Adventure In Erie Basin Park (7/9/2012)

I recently took an adventurous walk with my friend and fellow blogger the Beehive Hairdresser with the intent of returning with some interesting things to share with you in this blog. This time around we headed down to Red Hook Brooklyn and ended up near the no longer new Ikea store and the park they helped build when taking over the property. The park is called Erie Basin Park and its right on the harbor and loaded with numerous industrial maritime sights. This is a largely photographic presentation and I hope it inspires you to visit sometime.

erie basin park, red hook brooklyn

erie basin park, red hook brooklyn

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Totally Tubular Man (7/18/2012)

The things you sometimes see in New York City never cease to amaze me. This sight was in my direct path after I had left Duke’s Bar and was heading to see the Steel Panther show at Irving Plaza. I was not sure what the hell was going on but all of these giant tubes were hooked up to environmental control trucks, or something to that effect. I just had to show you the image of them as it was rather imposing to me (of course I had about three beers in me so a lot gives me pause at that point).



I had no idea what they were for until a gent walking next to me asked if I was a fan of the television show called “Smash”. I had to politely admit that I had no idea what he was talking about and it was then that I learned that it was a show featuring Debra Messing (from Will and Grace). You can learn more about the show by clicking HERE and please let me know if it is something that I should add to my Netflix or DVR programming. The tubes were funneling in the cool air since they were working in a building as a set and it was very likely hot in there. It had to be murder for them over these last couple of weeks as NYC was in the middle of a heat wave that was breaking records. OK, back to your regularly scheduled evening. That is all I have for you this time. Please stay tuned for more.

Integrating The PiercingMetal Pregaming Guides Into PiercingKen Blog

AND LO, A NEW HOME FOR THE PIERCINGMETAL PREGAMING GUIDES IS FOUND……

So what am I talking about this time? Well, to bring anyone new up to speed, it was back in the middle of 2010 that I had the idea about discussing the places that my friends and I would all meet up for food and drink before heading into the concerts that we were attending. A beer or three into the night that the idea first dawned on me found me initially wanting to present this to the readers as a lengthy posting that focused on a number of different places all in one easy narrative. After starting it, I realized that this would be something that would need a constant appending and that could prove to be a nightmare. By serializing them into unique posts, each existing place would remain special and each new one could get its own attention and comments. It made more sense at the end of the day and honestly speaking, this serialization premise was working very well for my Social Net Scoop narratives already so why not follow suit with this idea.

Looking back on them, I think that I did about a half dozen of them before I slowly found my time being consumed by the growing amount of concerts that I was attending and trying to keep up with for your Metal attention and with that being the case the topic kind of ended. Now as a very social person, and I don’t just mean in the online world, I really enjoyed bringing the readers of my sites blog these pregaming guides and decided that with the PiercingKen.com blog in full gear and discussing numerous adventures in food that I would move the topic here and start up once more. I feel that doing this lets me just share a decent place with you all whether I be hitting a show or not. Of course, I will be filing these under my Dining Adventures category as opposed to referring to them as pregaming adventures but I don’t think that will matter once the ball gets rolling.

I realize that some of you might be saying that I would be easily served by continuing to use my Yelp! account to line out the finer points of the places I go but I think it will be more fun to share my photos and ideas here as well for good measure. I’m easily found on Yelp! for those who wish to see some of the reviews I had posted and of course I am using Foursquare and Foodspotting now as well to tie all this kind of stuff together. Come find me on any of those if you like, the more the merrier I always say.

Check out my past narratives on this subject by clicking HERE. It will find the stuff that applies from our “Dining Adventures” category.

Thanks for listening to this little PiercingKen PSA 🙂

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