Googa Mooga 2013 – Reflections on Googa Mooga 2012 by Derek O’Connor

Googa Mooga 2013

With the date nearly upon us for Googa Mooga 2013, as much as we have learned, New York still seems to have a great way of keeping secret the best things it has to offer and then letting the world know it happened afterwards via friends twitter and Facebook accounts. You may have missed it last year but a free mini festival that celebrated craft beer, fashionable food and the service industry artisans started to … Continue reading

Meade’s Bar and The South Street Seaport – CLOSED

Meade's Bar, bars, closed

22 Peck Slip – South Street Seaport Bar/Restaurant, Local Hangout, Outdoor Drinking Jen did a prior write up on Meade’s, but this article has more to do with what happened during and after hurricane Sandy.  The Seaport was one of, if not the worst hit areas of Manhattan.  We moved to the Seaport from the Chelsea area in the Winter of 2006.  It was around the same time that Meade’s opened.  When we moved to the Seaport … Continue reading

Free Stuff Downtown, Wednesday July 11 – Saturday July 14, 2012

July 11, 2012 @ 6:00PM – 9:30PM Blues Downtown, http://www.artsbrookfield.com/new_york/world_financial_center/event_304.htm World Financial Plaza, North Cove, Outdoors Celebrate the Blues downtown at the World Financial Center’s waterfront Plaza as new stars join great legends for a two-day musical tribute to the history and continuing legacy of the Blues on July 11 – 12, 2012. BUDDY GUY – At age 74, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock … Continue reading

Snorkeling – Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

So we didn’t have an underwater camera and I wish we did, because it is hard to describe our underwater adventure without them, but I will try.  The pictures we do have from the trip are mostly of a little known cenote on a secluded beach that dumps into the Caribbean Sea a bit north of the Tulum Ruins. So our adventure begins with a little bit of a hangover from the previous night.  Erik, … Continue reading

Gran Cenote – Tulum, Mexico

The cenotes are huge openings to underground cave/river systems.  Basically a cenote is a sinkhole that opens up to beautiful crystal clear blue waters.  Some are huge some very small.  Cenotes are all over the place on the Yucatan Peninsula. The closest and easiest to get to for us was the Gran Cenote.  Gran Cenote is located just outside of downtown Tulum on the road to Coba.  Jen and I decided to visit Gran Cenote … Continue reading

Tulum Ruins – Tulum, Mexico

Tulum Ruins, Mexico

While in Tulum Jen and I were lucky enough to experience the Tulum Ruins.  They are located on the very North End of Beach Rd.  Beach Rd. dead ends at the ruins.  Easy to get to by walking, biking or taking a cab.  We walked the beach part way and then were forced by terrain and fences to walk the rest along Beach Rd.  It was a beautiful twenty minute walk. We had read that … Continue reading