Posts from the ‘Travel’ Category

The 2011 New York Trip

Joe and I try to get back up to New York every year or two – besides giving us a chance to go “home” (Joe’s from New Jersey and I’m from Brooklyn and then Staten Island – although we’ve lived in Florida for 10 years now and love our adopted state, things just always feel more “normal” when we’re in Manhattan – the pace, the accents, the attitude – everything that I didn’t like about NY when I lived there (OK, except the weather – I still HATE the cold) gives me a happy sense of nostalgia when I go to visit), we get to eat “good” pizza and bagels, delight in drinking water straight from the tap and pack in as many Broadway shows as we can into a long weekend. With Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Book of Mormon all in previews, we decided now was a good time to go. So we made reservations for a Thursday to Sunday trip.

Of course, things can never go as perfectly as planned and this trip was no exception – we got the news that Read more…

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Forget I Asked…

When I was 15 years old, my parents sent me to my aunt and uncle’s house in Florida to spend a week with them in their condo. They had used to live in New Jersey, less than an hour from us and we would see them a couple of times a year. However they had moved to Florida after my uncle retired from his job as a printer so I didn’t get to see them nearly as often as I used to and they were cool so I looked forward to the trip.

My aunt (my dad’s sister) and her husband were both Read more…

Rocky Trails & Mountie Tales ’10: Bob’s Video

Just when I thought I was done with the travel blog ;-)…one of the other people on our tour, Bob T., from New Hampshire (and his lovely with Bonnie) made an awesome photo montage of the trip, along with some shots of the other places in Canada that they visited on their own, after the tour was over. I asked him permission to post it onto my blog, Read more…

Rocky Trails & Mountie Tales ’10: The Video

In the early days of Adventures by Disney, you were invited to purchase Read more…

Rocky Trails & Mountie Tales ’10: Day 8: Going Home & Reflection

Going Home day.

Crap.

There really isn’t much reason to go through a narrative of our trip home. Luggage pickup was at 8am and the breakfast buffet (we invited Kari and Chris to eat with us) and the ride to Calgary airport Read more…

Rocky Trails & Mountie Tales ’10: Day 7: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & “The Last Supper”

Our last full day! We were up at 6:30am and, after eating breakfast with Judy, met everyone in the lobby at 8:15am.

Our first stop was at Lake Louise. We arrived there around 9:30am and when we got to the area where the lake was, the first word out of my mouth was Read more…

Rocky Trails & Mountie Tales ’10: Day 6: Hiking, Gondola, Horseback Riding

We woke up at 7am and after eating at the breakfast buffet, all met in the lobby and were out the door by 8:30am.

The first adventure of the day was a hike with Sunshine Meadows White Mountain Adventures. Tim the bus driver drove us to the lodge, where we transferred to Read more…