New York New York—You Inspire Me!

I know you know how much I loved our first trip to NYC last month!  We had the best time with our son, Micah, who is a grad student at Columbia Business School.   Yep--very proud mom. We packed a lot into the weekend visit and got to see a lot of the tourist places, eat a lot of great food, and see a lot of cute little dogs! It was an amazing weekend and I am already counting down the months till our next trip. On Saturday we met for breakfast at a local place called Barney Greengrass also … [Read more...]

Dogs of NYC

I wish I had thought to start taking pictures of the Dogs of NYC on the first day there!  There are TONS!  These were shots taken on my phone on a short walk from brunch to the apartment on Sunday.  I wish I had taken more the entire weekend. Next time!!!   It amazed me how many dogs we saw.  It also amazed me how they can get used to doing their business on non-grassy surfaces.   :-)   To give the owners credit I never saw anyone not cleaning up after their dogs so that is a good thing!!! … [Read more...]

I <3 NYC

Our weekend in NYC started off with a bang! Right after we settled into our apartment we headed to meet Micah and then a quick jaunt to Jacob's Pickles for a  nice lunch before we started our fun tourist life.   We grabbed the subway to head down to the site of the 9/11 Memorial.  I was thrilled to ride the subway and had visions of seeing all kinds of great people on our trips since I had read Jackie Cangro's book The Subway Chronicles: More Scenes from Life in New York.  Much to my sadness I … [Read more...]

Skylines, Crispy Pig Ears, Soup Dumplings, Dinosaur BBQ —NYC and Me

We just got back last night from a whirlwind trip to NYC to see our son, Micah, who is an MBA student at Columbia.  I can not say enough about our trip and trust me---there will be lots of posts highlighting the sights and sounds of the city.  I was a little nervous about going for some reason but once we go there it was fabulous.  Simply fabulous.  I love the city and I can not wait to go back.  Maybe it was because we had not seen him since May and I was missing him.  Maybe it was just that … [Read more...]

Daily Prompt—Proud Momma

The daily prompt at The Daily Post at WordPress recently had the following as a prompt: Tell someone you’re proud of just how proud you are. Photographers, artists, poets: show us SUCCESS. I had to join in on this one and brag a bit about one person in my life of whom I am very proud. When two young people decide to start a family there is no preparation for the love that comes into their life.  Oh people can tell them time and time again how wonderful being a parent is and can site … [Read more...]