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World’s Largest Kaleidoscope, Mt. Tremper, NY

Why I love living in New York’s Hudson Valley: there is some funky big stuff to see, like a 13-foot garden gnome, a 37-foot Buddha, a 31-foot fork in the road, and a tall Paul Bunyan statue complete with chest hair. Settle down, we’ll eventually get to posts about all of these!

Here’s a little something to tide you over:

Where we went, and who was coerced into going:

Worlds Largest Kaleidoscope

The kaleidoscope is inside this 56-foot tall silo

Curiosity and proximity have lured us to the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope in Mt. Tremper on two occasions.

WHY did you go there, exactly?

The four of us frequently head out in the family roadster to see the local sights. Mainly because if we stay home, I’m forced to listen to the background music of the Mario Galaxy game which The Boy plays on the Wii, and it makes me cranky.

The first time we went, we were on a weekend trip with friends. Our families meshed perfectly; the moms were friends, the dads were poker buddies, my son and their daughters were about the same ages. These were the tranquil days before The Girl arrived to rock our world. It was one of those sweet “family dating” relationships where everyone gets along in shared interests. Sigh.

The second time, The Girl was on the scene.

Okay, what was so cool about it?

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