Vlog: Country Mountain Getaway in Callicoon, NY

Gracefully Global goes to Callicoon, New York in the Catskills

This particular vlog set in the Catskills is near and dear to my heart: it documents a special weekend trip to a family mountain home in the Catskills that has been an annual occasion for more than ten years.  But decades before this group made the tradition, it was the summer home of my friend’s great-grandparents, who were the matriarch and patriarch of a great family and legends in their own right.

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I felt fortunate to be included this year with this group of friends, many who have known each other since childhood.  Some of them see each other regularly throughout the year, and some become reacquainted just once a year here in Callicoon.  I came to get to know them through a close friend from graduate school and his husband at the annual get-together this past Labor Day, and I felt both totally included and like an observer all at once.  Which makes for better vlogging, in the end.

Hope you enjoy our trip through Labor Day in the Catskills.


  1. Gene Cunningham says:

    Cute!! You may not care but for historical accuracy the house was his GREAT grandparents 🙂 Also, you didn’t choose the best angle of me at the book sale and cider table 🙂
    On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 6:15 PM, Gracefully Global Blog wrote:
    > Gracefully Global posted: “As I continue on with my late-summer East Coast > travels – which will soon turn into my early-fall Italy travels – I’m > barreling on with my vlog production, hoping to bring at least one of these > to you per week. This particular vlog is near and dear to my” >

    • Hey, I owe you a big apology. I am SO grateful for your collaboration – it means a lot. I am painfully bad with the blog, though, and always so behind. I manage to keep up with social media, but not the blog for some reason, sigh. Anyway, I’ve seen some visitors come through from your post and I thank you so much!! I share your posts on my twitter sometimes and will continue to. You’re one of my favorites! 🙂

    • Oh, thanks so much Ilse! I so appreciate your comments and encouragement. Yes, I used to hate the way my voice sounded, but I had to get over that because I was an actor for the first half of my life. Now I pay it no attention. 😉 You should give it a try!

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