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Let’s go on a Picnic

Picnic - Mykl Roventine                                                               Mykl Roventine – Flickr.com

You can have a Picnic just about anywhere – park, beach, backyard, balcony, out of your trunk,…  anywhere.  All you need is a blanket, some good food and drinks!

From Kraft Foods here is a great recipe for Picnic Macaroni Salad ~ Picnic Pita ~ Picnic Menu

Potato Salad - NatalieMaynor                                                             NatalieMaynor – Flickr.com

Watch Rachael Ray’sPicnic Menu Ideas Video from Food Network ~ CLICK ~ or get some great ideas with Rachael Ray and Massachusetts Best Sandwiches ~ CLICK ~.

Also, Picnic Potato and Chicken Salad Cups from Sunny Anderson for Food Network Magazine ~ CLICK ~ and for a TON of Picnic Recipes and Tips from Food Network ~ CLICK ~

 Picnic in the Park - Nanda                                                                Nanda – Flickr.com

 So go out into the fresh air – along with good food and drink, bring a magazine, book, your I-pod – or nothing at all – just relax and have some good conversation!

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July 27, 2009 Posted by | Rachael Ray, Recipes, Summer, The Food Network | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 4

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 4:

This morning, after making breakfast – a yummy potato omelet & bacon – and adding a new post to my Blog, cleaned the house, washed some laundry, took care of e-mails – and about 15 other things on my list, my family and I got ready to go to Kent Falls – a State Park in Kent, Connecticut.

004                                               Our first site of Kent Falls from the parking lot

003                                                     Walking with our coolers and picnic items

005                                                                  Walking over the bridge

007                                  Water going under the bridge which comes from the falls

011                                                                     Finally…. the Falls!

We met with my sister Lisa and brother-in-law Richie.  My brother, Louie and sister-in-law came afterwards with the kids – Ana Carolina, Isabella and Matheus.  What a wonderful day we had – eating, taking, hiking up the mountain along side the falls – note to self… wear sneakers next time, not flip flops.    I was so thankful for having cell reception since my phone is my life line to Real Estate – I can talk – text – and e-mail clients – from anywhere, anytime. 

Phone                                                                                      My Instinct

Afterwards, we had a barbecueat my house and after being eaten alive my mosquitoes, we came in for a movieA perfect end to a perfect day – which I must credit my sister Lisa and Richie for since it was their idea.

July 26, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mahopac, NY a Great Community

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                                                                Photo from Google Imagery

Mahopac, NY is a great community located in Putnam County and bordering Westchester County.  It is approximately 50 miles from New York City which is accessible via the train in Croton Falls or on the Taconic State Parkway – or – Interstate 684.

The Mahopac Central School District has multiple elementary schools that are recognized as National Schools of Excellence and the Middle and High School are both New York Schools of Excellence.

The just under 9,000 residents have much to do in Mahopac – The most popular attraction is Lake Mahopac for boating, fishing, swimming and more on it’s approximate body of 587 acres. 

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With it’s fresh, clean air – parks and trails to walk or jog – one of which is Sycamore Park with 32 acres on Lake Mahopac –  And best of all – Lake Mahopac along with a few smaller lakes. 

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My husband and I purchased our very first home in Mahopac – overlooking Lake Mahopac – many good memories there!  Now, as I show homes there, I can see all the changes that Mahopac has had over these past 22 years.  All the new shops and restaurants, new state of the art library with 33,000 square feet and Mahopac’s new firehouse.

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If your interested in viewing homes – single family or condo/townhomes – in Mahopac, I would be pleased to show you around!

January 8, 2009 Posted by | Buyers, Home, Mahopac, NY, Putnam County, Uncategorized, Westchester County | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments