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Archive for December, 2009


With the forecast for New Year’s Eve being a bit of a wintery mix, we decided to go out to dinner tonight and enjoy a quiet evening in tomorrow night watching the ball drop in Times Square ushering in 2010.

Iron Horse Grill

Iron Horse Grill

We enjoyed an absolutely delicious dinner at the Iron Horse Grill in Pleasantville, NY.  Pleasantville is a quaint village in northern Westchester County .

 We started off by sharing the TRICOLOR SALAD WITH CRISP CALAMARI “CROUTONS”, Lemon Vinaigrette which was delightfully different and uniquely flavored with the Lemon Vinaigrette.

Then I enjoyed the GRILLED VEAL CHOP, Craisin-Apple Relish, Spiced Yams, Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts while my fiancé enjoyed the Heirloom Pork with caramelized pears in a delightful sauce. (Please excuse the images as they were taken with our camera phone and not our digital camera.)
Grilled Veal Chop

Grilled Veal Chop

Heirloom Pork

Heirloom Pork








Then, we of course had to sample the dessert.  True to form, we always split the dessert so tonight we indulged in the CHOCOLATE MARQUIS with Pistachio-Mint Ice Cream as I also enjoyed a delicious cappuccino! 

Chocolate Marquis

Chocolate Marquis

 The Iron Horse Grill received high ratings from Zagat (26 – 22 – 25).  Normally I do not have a great desire to return to a place once I have been there, however, I must say, I would return to the Iron Horse Grill without hesitation.


As always, I wish you days filled with happiness and “wonder” – take the time to “wonder” what it is that made you smile today! 🙂

2009 A Year in Review – 2010 A Look Ahead

Winter sunset over Lake Meahagh-Verplanck, NY

Winter sunset over Lake Meahagh-Verplanck, NY

It seems appropriate to take some time to reflect on the year which is about to come to an end, 2009.  For me, reflecting back over the years brings smiles to my face J and joy in my heart for I was blessed with a wonderful year!  

The year was filled with great times spent with my family and exciting and fun-filled “day-trips” with my fiancé.  From celebrating birthdays and holidays and weekends with my family to fishing excursions in and around the area, state and county fairs, trips to the Catskills, Newport, waterfront dining on the Hudson River and more!


In April 2009 I launched my “Wonderful Wonders” blog which I’m thrilled to say has been viewed nearly 1,000 since it’s launch!  So to all my readers, I say thank you for taking the time to stop by and read about my travels and adventures.  I am looking forward to another year sharing with you places we visit in the hopes that you may find them interesting and want to visit if you hadn’t already.  Warning…..although the snow can be beautiful (as seen in the picture above of a beautiful sunset over Lake Meahagh in Verplanck, NY) I am not a huge fan of the cold so I do not do as much getting out ‘n ‘bout in the winter, as such, my blogging will be a bit less frequent. 


I hope we all take a moment to look back and reflect on the year as this helps us to remember; remember the events and activities we were fortunate to have been a part of and the people that we were blessed to have in our lives over the year. 

Happy New Year to all!


As always, I encourage all of you to take the time to stop and “wonder” – wonder what it is that made you smile today!

Christmas 2009


I can’t believe it is Christmas and 2009 will be coming to an end.  As my “honey” says, we had an “action packed-fun filled” summer filled with absolutely “wonderful” day-trips, long weekends and fabulous waterfront dining excersions!

Our house is decorated for Christmas, the gifts are purchased and wrapped, the cards are written and mailed, the baking is done as we  sit back to enjoy this very special time of year.  

our-tree-sm1For me, Christmas has always been a time of love surrounded by family.  I am truly blessed!

As always, I wish you days filled with happiness and “wonder” – take the time to “wonder” what it is that made you smile today)!