4/13/10 — A fun day with great kids at the Yeshiva of Central Queens. Many thanks to Etta Presser-Anton for being a consummate host!
From Queens I took the subway to Penn Station in the heart of Manhattan and caught the 5:40 Amtrak to Enfield, CT. The view from the train was not always the most scenic: gritty alleys, dumpsters, peeling paint, broken windows, graffiti, homeless camps, and weeds run rampant. But then the landscape morphed and the next thing I knew we came around the bend and there was a meadow bordered by flowering plum trees and the glass surface of a pond reflecting cattails and blue sky.