Gertrude and I went up to Vauxs on the Palisades by appointment via Northern R.R. Downing met us at the station although we got left by our train. Found them getting comfortably settled and happy in the idea of a country life. Sunday we explored the region. It is certainly very striking and there can be no reason why it should not soon be recognized as by far the finest suburb of New York. We called at Nordshipps who has a very charming place and this morning came home by Yonkers getting here at 9.30.