Tuesday Travelogue-May 24th

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our 92nd week!  Each week, some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:


 to enjoy the ride"

"take a trip without even leaving the farm"

"expand your horizons"

"see through someone else's eyes"

  and hopefully much more!


I've dropped the  weekly Tuesday Travelogue ball, because real estate has been crazy-busy and I've been TRAVELING!!! Woohoo!!! 

Since Chicago, Cleveland and New York City were my three destinations, I need to spotlight those (because, it's MY Tuesday Travelogue and I'm the driver of the bus, so I can choose where we're going)!!

Even though we've missed it by a few months, Black History Month Chicago-style is brought to you by none other than my favorite Chicago/Illinois blogger, Noah Seidenberg! The VERY well-known Buddy Guy (from Chicago) is highlighted. 


Buddy Guy with a great smile

As young as my post was (just about a week ago), my brief blog about the view out my hotel window of Chicago (from The Godfrey, the best hotel in Chicago, according to one of my Fishhawk Lake sellers who goes to Chicago monthly for business) was on page 2 of Google. Not great, but not buried, either!!

Chicago from The Godfrey Hotel-Gayle Rich-Boxman 5.12.16 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2016


 Onto Cleveland!! (My sister lives there and we were delivering my niece for the summer from Columbia University in Chicago).  I found a beautifully photographed localism post about Cleveland Metroparks, which frankly took me by surprise! Chris Olsen shared some really breath-taking views of a Cleveland that I have never had the chance to see. One of the best local park systems in the country--who knew?


Brecksville Reservation Cleveland Metroparks Brecksville Ohio


Third leg of the trip: New York City!!!! Do you necessarily think Victorian when you think of architecture or decor in New York City?? I don't, but Laura Cerrano introduces us to a foodie place to check out. Lillie's Times Square.

Lillie's Time Square


Of COURSE, I have to end with the Queen of New York Design,  Joanna Cohlan who showed me the city through her eyes in a few jam-packed days spent visiting her in  New York City--the last round of my three-point-turn trip!! She showed me such vast variety that I found my head spinning from all that I was taking in and she had to remind me of the geographical area we were in, because we hit so many. Bright Lights Big City

Rockefeller Center-Joanna Cohlan

We saw a jaw-dropping fashion exhibit for the ages, Manus X Machina at The Met and I drooled for hours. 

Alexander McQueen-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2016

We saw the upper East side, we ate French food with fellow Rainer, Debbie Gartner , saw a broadway show, and we "ubered" it to get back home late that night after an explosion near the subway that'd we just been on hours before!!! Never a dull moment in New York. 

Here is another part of New York City that you may not be aware of: gorgeous parks (not just Central, either). Here we are embraced by a giant tree in a park near the Hudson River. 

A park near the Hudson River, NY

Three places that are vastly different, all unique in their city style, steeped in history and not to be missed if you are looking to travel around the US! 

Please don't forget to comment on these blog posts and I hope that you enjoyed all of these virtual travels. 


                                                                   Travellers in the Rain!



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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds wonderful. Right now Bend is the only spot on our travel itinerary this year. So much going on with stuff at home, it's hard to get away. Right now I'm traveling through you, other Rainers, and our friends and family members. Ha. D 

May 24, 2016 02:08 AM #7
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

How wonderful! Looks like you had a great time by the photos! Thanks for the trip!

May 24, 2016 03:05 AM #8
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 Enought of the wayward travels, now back to work....although seeing Buddy Guy again since seeing him play in the late 1960's would be a treat!

May 24, 2016 03:19 AM #9
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Gayle, I'm with Debb, the only traveling I'm doing right now is through beautiful photos but the year is still young. 

May 24, 2016 03:38 AM #10
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Great summary of our trip - I have been to Lillie's and it is very nice so if you need to go, there is always a next time!

May 24, 2016 03:38 AM #11
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Ron and Alexandra Seigel this particular trip really underlined the fact that I want/need to do more of this! The travel bug has re-bitten me. With or without Larry it's going to increase. 

Lottie Kendall it was great fun and I loved the big-city life, but not forever!

Sharon Lee you have done so much more traveling AND fun stuff than I have in the last several years. Larry's not big on traveling and I have decided that that will not detain me. I am dragging him to the Thousand Islands and I KNOW that he will enjoy it once he gets there. We've been together 17 years and he has never  been to our cottage on Murray Isle!


May 24, 2016 05:24 AM #12
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gayle - You had a wonderful trip, and get to feature in your own series - what could be better?

May 24, 2016 05:55 AM #13
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Wow, I would say it is time for him to see the place.  I will be doing much more travel in the near future and beyond

May 24, 2016 07:11 AM #14
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

You are so so so page one Google to me Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 !!! Thanks for sharing your travels too in this series! You've been so generous to feature everyone else. You're pulling on my heart strings! I so want to see Chicago and New York! It's true, I confess, I've never been to either city. Only short stops for layover flights at their airports... And congrats on the series week 92!

May 24, 2016 08:16 AM #15
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You have highlighted some cities that seldom get the right type of attention.  New York doe offer some special places and I just thought Brooklyn was the only place in NYC where a tree grew

May 24, 2016 08:37 AM #16
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I had sensed that your world is a-swirl with many business/personal pieces crowding your days. Hopefully that Bend "carrot" is hanging out there for you to take a bite when you can find the time. My trip quickly disappeared as I dived right into the real estate foray happening out here....seems that the Portland agents have discovered Fishhawk Lake!

Andrea Swiedler I had a total BLAST. Would do it again in a heartbeat! (By the way, Andrea is my wonderful sister's name, but she's always gone by Andy/Andi/Andy--changing it thru the years).

 Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI I absolutely hit the ground runnin' at breakneck speed the same day that I returned. It's nuts around here!

Beth Atalay please feel free to live vicariously through me, as I do through our other world travelers!


May 24, 2016 10:46 AM #17
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Joanna Cohlan just got back from a whirlwind day of 2 inspections, and real estate craziness. Boy do I need a nap! Or a vacation! Except that I came down with something, and can't shake it. Biz is crazy here! HOpe that your photographer got you more great shots of your lobbies and apartment--it so beat the pants off the one across the street! 

And I am glad the door's still open for a return visit..

I'm still behind YOU Dick Greenberg in fabulous places to go visit and blog about. Those Galapagos turtles are wooing me still. 

I know, Sharon Lee that's crazy, right? Glad that you are still adding to your bucket list.



May 24, 2016 10:51 AM #18
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Rene Fabre with your artistic bent and free-wheelin' spirit, you will LOVE both Chicago and NYC. I could write scads more about my trip, just don't have the time. Glad to see your sweet face--miss ya, buddy!

Ed Silva oh, how I love your sense of humor!! And we DID talk about Brooklyn, as it's THE up-and-coming place for the millenials and more to live and breed!!!

May 24, 2016 10:53 AM #19
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 ,  Thanks for the tour of a few of the Big Cities and the Agents that roam them.

May 24, 2016 12:09 PM #20
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gayle. Very special photos that you have shared with all of us, wonderful shot of Joanna Cohlan and yourself.

May 24, 2016 06:24 PM #21
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 ,

Loved your series this week and the fact you injected your travels. You are right you are the driver of the bus and get to choose where you're going! Loved all the shots..so much to see and do..so much to discover..thanks for sharing.....

May 24, 2016 09:27 PM #22
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905  what a wonderful Tuesday Travelogue  This week .  Such interesting places and I know how much fun Joanna Cohlan  had with you .She really enjoys your company . The power of Active Rain and the true friends we make here .

May 25, 2016 01:00 AM #23
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

I would go visit Lillie's Times Square just for the decor alone. That place looks so unique. Nothing like that exists here. 

May 25, 2016 01:07 AM #24
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I love sharing your travels and your visit with Joanna was so delightful from yours and her perspectives.

May 25, 2016 01:03 PM #25
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your travels and your photographs.

May 26, 2016 09:26 PM #26
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