Wednesday, September 4, 2013

And They're Off

The City That Never Sleeps

You won't see me until Monday. We're outta this joint in the a.m. Heading to one of our homes away from home. NYC.

In case you missed it, my parents grew up just outside of the city limits in Yonkers. I went to school in the Bronx, met Gar in the Bronx and adore NYC.  It holds a great big piece of our heats. We are pshyched to say the least. It's a quick trip, but we'll take it.

Heading down for my Aunt Joan and Uncle Bobby's 50th! (Hi Aunt Joan......see you, it isn't a surprise).

Stopping to see my Godmother in Yonkers on the way down and have a chat at one of my favorite kitchen tables.

Then onto the city. A quick fix.  We'll see our friend Tommy at his place- TJ Byrne's in the Seaport. We love downtown.  We'll do our best to hit our regular go-to spots.....a walk up Mulberry Street in Little Italy where my Grandfather was born, Washington Square Park, Panchintos for a frozen margarita, Pier 17, Grand Central. Who knows what we'll fit in, but we'll be happy just to be there.

Will do our best to take a boat ride out to see this beautiful lady.

I love her. She makes me all teary eyed. 

We will surely take a walk over to see how they're progressing with Freedom Tower, make sure they put the spire on just so.

As the weekend before the 11th, our minds will certainly be on the events of that day. That too will bring a tear to my eye. 

Most of all though, it will be good to be in a place that feels like a home seeing people we love. We'll be back to Yonkers on Saturday for the anniversary party where we'll get have a blast with the gang.

That's what it's all about in the end, isn't it?

One of the best things about getting away is that we will be able to really enjoy it, knowing the hound and house are well taken care of...........we have the best friends.

So looking forward to it.  I may post some pics along the way to our facebook page. Otherwise, I'll see you all on the flip side of the weekend.

Freeform Friday

A little early, but rather appropriate.  This one's for my parents who celebrate their 60th (you read right) Wedding Anniversary tomorrow.  Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad. Seems like your 50th was just yesterday (honestly, it joke!).  Just for you two New Yorkers..........Love these two singing this together. Click here if you're reading via email.  

Enjoy the day.

Ciao for now,


  1. Great post! Happy Anniversary to your parents!
    What a great rendition of New York, New York!!

    1. Thanks Leanne! It was a great weekend. Can you even stand how cute pavarotti is singing with Liza....looks at her for 'am i doing it right'? love the two of them.

  2. I'm back! From the land where no wifi could penetrate - and I'm so glad to see you are off on a jaunt (and you've reminded me, there is a programme on 'rebuilding after 9/11' here on one of the UK tv channels which I need to watch) Have fun! One of these days, I'll get to NY, it's on my list, maybe I just need to fold up really small and come along in hand luggage when Julian next flies over for a show!

    1. I missed you mes ami. I hope you have a lovely august away with your guys. you MUST come with J on his next trip. It grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go.

  3. Some day I will get up close to the Statue of Liberty. It's kind of sinful that living so close, I've never seen her in person! At least not more than a glimpse while trying to navigate traffic on the outside of the city!
    Enjoy :)

    1. You must! I've never been 'inside' the statue, but many a boat ride around her and I have to say when I used to fly back and from from ny to boston, a lot of my pilots would take a swing around so you could see her. she is magnificent.


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