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Friday morning I was Just outside of Indianapolis and about 11 hrs from Home. I decided to drive straight through and get home a little earlier than originally planned. I ended up arriving home around 10 pm and fell asleep shortly after that. A few Stats: I drove 4,948 miles in 85 hrs 37 min at an average speed of 58 mph. That's about 353.4 miles per day. I drove in 11 states (five of them twice) This trip took a little more out of me than I expected, I think I may need a vacation after this trip. See you next time.... read more

North America » United States » New York » Rochester June 18th 2014

Katie & I can't believe that we're leaving for Spain tomorrow!! Woohoo!! Will be posting daily updates as long as Internet allows. Wanted to get this started to share the link! Vamos a España!... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 18th 2014

Interesting fact I learnt from an American some months back, the World Series of baseball is so named not because Americans consider that they are the epicenter of the World and the fact that it the World’s largest economy so it simply mentally discounts all other nations. But rather, it is because at the time of creation of Major League Baseball, it was sponsored by World Series magazine. This interesting fact leads me to the odd feeling I have experienced over the last few days while enjoying the World Cup 2014. I can turn my interest to most sports and the World Cup is no exception, I enjoy routing for England and yes it is painful for most of the 90 minutes but if we are honest with ourselves we wouldn’t have it any other way. ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Wellsville June 3rd 2014

A Day To Remember! A wonderful day that will stay in our favorite memory bank forever. Our children and our grandchildren arranged a special day for us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and 70th Birthdays! What a year of accomplishments....just by living......imagine that! Our wish for celebration was to have our family gather together so we could spend time with one another. Saturday, May 31st, was that day. We all met in Buffalo, New York for a day of entertainment. Cory and I began our lives together in Buffalo, remember? Our son, Cory, and his 3 children, Rachael, Fox & Shenen, drove up from North Carolina. Our son, Tim, and his son, Conner, drove from Rochester. Our daughter, Kim, our son-in-law Jim, and their daughter Haley, also drove from Rochester. Our daughter, Lory, son-in-law Jay, and ... read more
Our Children
Our Grandchildren
The Guys

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan May 28th 2014

It has been quite a while since I last posted, and I almost forgot my password to the site. Things that have happened in recent times; the Nets made it to the playoffs, got through to the quarters to be taken out by the Heat. They lost to the Heat away and the one win at home was not enough to stop the Heat in their dominant tracks. I went hiking in Cold Springs, NY, which was pleasant. It was really nice to get away from the city and check out the suburbs. I also visited Niagara Falls; the Canadians are very friendly but the food isn't that great. Though, the eight hour car journey there and the same back was not enjoyable. Though the stamp in my passport does bring a smile to my face, ... read more

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North America » United States » New York May 13th 2014

My adventure has officially begun! For those of you who know how "prompt" I am on a regular basis, you will be happy to hear I was on time (even a little early) for my flight this morning. Saying goodbye to my mom, dad, and best friend this morning was bittersweet...I will miss them so much but know I will have so many stories to tell them when I return! I arrived safe and sound in New York. I was lucky to have fairly skinny people on both sides of me on the plane. There wasn't even a battle over who would get the arm rests. Plus I have found a new hobby: people watching at the airport. All I can say is...thank goodness for the airport Starbucks! That Venti Iced Hazelnut Coffee was the perfect ... read more

North America » United States » New York April 30th 2014

Although we generally stay away from selfies, we needed a profile pic for this site. So it's not only our first blog but also our first selfie! Hope to change it as soon as we get to Peru!... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 29th 2014

After the long day, Candice and I decided we were just going to chill, while Lizzie met up with a friend for drinks. It was nice to be able to catch up with my bestie! She and are complete opposites, but were roommates from Day 1 all through college and just click. One thing we do have in common: chilling. We are loners who value our private time and we are content just to sit back, chat and just take in the moment. She lives in Mississippi and I live... well, all over the bloody place. I don't often get back to see her, but I try. I miss you all the time Can! Hope you continue to enjoy my blogs! So, in that vein, we found ourselves going up the street to get pedicures. Excellent ... read more
New York Pizza
Hayden Planetarium
T-Rex!

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 27th 2014

After Lizzie and Can returned from shopping, we got ready for my cousins from South Jersey to join us. I was unable to make a trip down to see some of my favorite family members, so a couple of them (Cuppie, Paula and her friend Karen) decided to come see me for a night. I checked them into their room and we waited for their arrival. Paula booked us a table at a nearby Mediterranean restaurant at 10pm and Lizzie "Liz-i-fied" me (fixed my hair and put on makeup). Then we headed down for some cold mezzah (I ordered) and wine (I ordered). Yep, we started to get silly and headed to an Irish Pub nearby where the silliness continued. I have not done shots in years, but somehow my lil cousin Cuppie knows just the ... read more
Battery Park - Statue of Liberty
Little Italy
NYC Subway

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 26th 2014

The final leg of my North American "tour" was meeting up with a couple of college girlfriends (including my bestie!) for a long weekend of fun and catching up. I think it's been about 3 years since I last saw Candice and Lizzie, so there was a lot to talk about. Unfortunately, the start to my journey was not the best. The line of storms that ravaged the midwest and deep south was on its way through the east coast, which apparently shut down JFK for a while. So, my flight from DC had a two hour delay, AFTER they had already boarded us on the plane. They made us wait at the gate because they didn't know when - the bar was not far away and I seriously considered getting another drink, but contained myself. ... read more
Central Park
Tulips in NYC
Serendipity frozen hot chocolate




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