Collective Retreat

Marc and I booked a luxury camping (glamping) stay for a night at Governors Island, NYC. I loved the tent and the shower was lovely. What a fabulous view and location. And the weather was perfect. The staff are charming and very attentive. It was very memorable, and I enjoyed my stay.

There were some negatives: I was not happy with my food. I requested items to be removed (no tomatoes, corn, wheat or dairy) and asked to have the chef give me something else as a substituted. This did not happen and I had almost thinning on my plate. I had two mouthfuls of a paper-thin beef for the starter, and two tiny pieces of chicken with a few cucumbers and onions for the main. I asked for some potatoes to help fill me up and got them for dessert. There were no nondairy or gluten free items available for breakfast. I was able to order a plate of eggs with nothing else.

The tent had some minor issues: Black stains, possibly mold, on the roof; a ceiling light didn’t work; one of the tent flap catches was missing; and there was no facial tissue in the box for it. For what we paid I expected more.

We did get a lift to the Ferry. Arriving back on Manhattan felt strange. As if I had just returned form a trip abroad.

Richmondtown Insects

It was a grand day for insects at Staten Island.

Historic Richmondtown

We went to see the Civil War re-enactment. It was very small, but fun. I love the history and talking with the interpreters. The buildings are getting very run down. They need more money for upkeep.

We went off for a walk and saw no one. It was wonderful to explore the buildings. It is a very pretty setting and the weather was lovely that day.

Richmondtown Doors

Historic doors of Richmondtown, Staten Island, New York. A late entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors 8/22/2019