September 26, 2013


With a bucket list of places to go and a 4-day weekend, there's no other thing to do
than take a road trip. This time we went upstate driving over 1,000 miles across
New York and back. It's a shame that the city is all people think about when they
hear "New York" because, the rest of the state is breathtaking with charming cities,
farms as far as the eye can see, and an abundance of big beautiful trees. 
These were our major destinations during this trip...
(and most of what you'll see in the photos)

Views along the Hudson River
Presidential graves (4 to be exact)
Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame 
Roadside farm stands and u-pick orchards
Niagara Falls and the Maid of the Mist
The origin of buffalo wings in Buffalo, NY




We love taking road trips! Before we even returned the rental car we were
discussing our next possible destination. Not 100% sure where it will be, but we think we
should take advantage of our proximity to so many places while living in NYC.
Or maybe that's just our excuse to go on another mini vacation?

September 20, 2013

Summer Roundup

Summer is closing in our neck of the woods as kids return to school, the weather cools
down and crisp fall air is abundant. I haven't been the best at updated the blog over the past month so
here's a look at our last few weeks of the summer in the city and elsewhere.
Enjoying some freshly picked peaches at the farmers market.

A spur of the moment trip to D.C. turned out to be just the escape we needed from the city.
A new addition to the long list of museums in D.C. is the Newseum. This place is full of historical headlines, both correct and incorrect, and a look at how reporting has changed over time and has shaped policy and public perception. Fascinating! I highly recommend it if you're in D.C.
We also managed to squeeze in a delicious, rib coating lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl in D.C. 
A favorite of many presidents and Bill Cosby, this place stood up to its reputation. Yum! 

Back in the city, we managed to catch a movie one evening in Central Park. It's such a
great summer activity. The film that night, Hook. A childhood favorite of mine.

That's it! Hope you enjoyed your summer. We sure did.