Author Archives: Robert S. Robbins

Macbeth in New York City

Yesterday I made yet another bus trip to New York City to see a professional production of Macbeth. This was my first day trip after spending a full week in New York City for vacation last month. We arrived in … Continue reading

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New York City Vacation – Day Eight

Saturday, September 28, 2019 was the final day of my historic New York City vacation. However, there was a slight problem. An invoice from the hotel was slipped under my door which indicated that I needed to check out that … Continue reading

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New York City Vacation – Day Seven

By Friday, September 27, 2019, I had gone through everything on my itinerary so I had to plan a day from scratch. I decided to visit some more minor museums on the Upper East Side, but further north on Fifth … Continue reading

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New York City Vacation – Day Six

On the sixth day of my vacation I gave a day to Brooklyn. I probably should have spent more time in Brooklyn since I’ve done Manhattan to death, but I did not have enough time to do extensive research. I … Continue reading

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New York City Vacation – Day Five

Having explored the Upper East Side the previous day, my goal on the fifth day of my vacation was to explore the Upper West Side. I had rarely ventured into the Upper West Side on previous trips so there were … Continue reading

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New York City Vacation – Day Four

On the fourth day of my vacation in New York City, September 24, 2019, I began my practice of having breakfast at the Pret a Manger near my hotel. I liked eating there because it was affordable and convenient. You … Continue reading

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New York City Vacation – Day Three

The third day of my vacation in New York City began with breakfast at Applebees on West 42nd Street. We don’t have an Applebees in Williamsport but there is one in Lewisburg. I like West 42nd Street even though it … Continue reading

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New York City Vacation – Day Two

The second day of my vacation in New York City began with breakfast at Bond 45, an expensive restaurant just down the street from my hotel. This was a Sunday, September 22, 2019. I had a gooey cheese omelet and … Continue reading

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New York City Vacation – Day One

I finally decided to spend an entire week in New York City for my vacation. The main purpose of this trip was to check out the night life, since all of my day trips end at 8:00 p.m. I have … Continue reading

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New York City in August 2019

Yesterday I made another inspiring trip to New York City. The main goal on this trip was to see a Broadway play. This was not my original intention but now I receive flyers and postcards in the mail for major … Continue reading

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Glitter Girls Review

On Friday, August 30, 2019, I saw The Glitter Girls by Mark Dunn at the Community Theatre League. This play was a comedy written by a playwright who appears to have some special relationship with the Community Theatre League. As … Continue reading

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Hamlet

Last night I saw a performance of Hamlet at the Trinity Episcopal Church. The play was put on by Studio 570, a local theater company which does not have a permanent venue or theater. The play was performed in the … Continue reading

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The Arboretum at Penn State

I visited the Arboretum at Penn State on July 27, 2019. Also known as the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, this is the only botanic garden in the region. I enjoyed the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond Virginia so it … Continue reading

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Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 2019

Yesterday I went back to State College for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Since I was just there last week I was able to concentrate on the festival and spent less time exploring the town. On my very … Continue reading

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Exploring State College and Penn State University

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, I explored State College and the Penn State University. I had only been there once before, in 2015 for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. That is not an ideal time for visiting the … Continue reading

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Jim Thorpe in June 2019

On June 22, 2019 I visited my favorite small town in Pennsylvania, Jim Thorpe. My last trip to Jim Thorpe was on September 16, 2017 and a few things had changed since then. It now costs $10.00 to park at … Continue reading

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Richmond Virginia Vacation – Friday

The final day of my vacation was spent on a road trip. I got to see some rural areas of Virginia including a plantation instead of just the city of Richmond. The road trip was to the Northern Neck, a … Continue reading

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Richmond Virginia Vacation – Thursday

On the fifth day of my vacation, my sister had to volunteer at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden so we went there. While my sister did her volunteer work I strolled around the gardens. First I explored the conservatory which … Continue reading

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Richmond Virginia Vacation – Wednesday

On the fourth day of my vacation, my sister took me to the Agecroft Hall. Agecroft Hall is a Tudor manor in Richmond. It looks like some place Shakespeare would have lived in so it is used for the Richmond … Continue reading

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Richmond Virginia Vacation – Tuesday

On the third day of my vacation, my sister took me to the Virginia Holocaust Museum. I did not include this museum in my notes since I think the Holocaust is too depressing but it was near the Edgar Allan … Continue reading

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