June 30, 2007

New York City

Day 1

The view from the hotel room.
Empire State Building

Walking the streets around Times Square, near the hotel.
New York City

Lunch (New York style pizza) at Grimaldi's in Brooklyn.
Grimaldi's - Brooklyn

Followed by ice cream from Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

Then the walk back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Brooklyn Bridge

From there, to the Word Trade Center site. The pictures don't show the scale of it all very well.
World Trade Center site

Dinner in the East Village at Buenos Aires
East Village

My friend Dave hiding behind the Sangrias.
East Village

Then we went to a bar where I had a Blueberry Collins for the first time and sat with a group of locals, courtesy of Dave who is now a local. Then I was placed into a cab and headed back to the hotel.

Day 2
Started out at Battery Park with a hazy view of The Statue of Liberty. Did I mention it was extremely hot while I was there? It was hot and hazy.
Battery Park

From there to Greenwich Village, where I was too busy looking around to take very many pictures.
Stonewall Pl.
Greenwich Village

Meskerem Ethiopian Cuisine for lunch.
Greenwich Village

Washington Square Park. I was still busy looking, but it would have been a great place for pics.
Washington Square Park

From there to stand in line to get tickets to see a show. After the show, dinner at Sardi's
Sardi's after a show
Beet Salad at Sardi's
Onion Soup at Sardi's

Day 3
Starting out at The Empire State Building.
Empire State Building
Lots of hazy views from the top can be seen at my Flickr pages.
From the Empire State Building

From there to Central Park.
Central Park

Lunch was at Isabella's on the Upper West Side. Then to see Strawberry Fields
Strawberry Fields

The last stop before hitting the airport was Rockefeller Center. 30 Rock is tall.
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center

Back to the hotel to get the bags, and an uneventful cab ride to the airport. Great trip!!

Oh wait, then there was the canceled flight with the next available one in TWO DAYS. The weighing of possible options, the mad rush to get back to Manhattan to the Port Authority bus terminal, along with many other unhappy passengers. The bus ride through the night to Pittsburgh. Wait 3 hours to get a bus to Columbus. Still waiting for my luggage.

June 24, 2007

Jeni's ice cream

Jeni's ice cream.

Pistachio, Bourbon Butter Pecan, and Creme de violet. Not so colorful but oh so flavorful!

I am trying to work my way through as many flavors as possible. They come and go so I have to be vigilant!

June 23, 2007

June 22, 2007

Kyle and Ray

Kyle and Ray

They are touching the Stanley Cup which was at the NHL draft tonight.

June 20, 2007

Franklin Park Conservatory

I went to check out the Bonsai display so here are a few of my favorite pics from my visit. The rest can be seen at Flickr.

Bonsai
Bonsai
Conservatory
Conservatory
Conservatory
Conservatory
Conservatory

June 17, 2007

Father's Day - in Xenia

Dad
Dad on Father's Day

Dad "watching" golf. He's really asleep.
Dad "watching" golf.

Mom.
Mom

Their back yard. Dad described it as "dry as a popcorn fart." I don't know what that means and I'm not going to dwell on it to figure it out :)
Dry grass in Xenia

Mom's geraniums. I think my uncle gives them a secret recipe for fertilizer or something.
Big geraniums

Katy and Lucy were excited to go on a car trip.
Katy and Lucy

Too cute!
Katy

June 16, 2007

Not enough yarn.

These are the sleeves, which are supposed to be six inches.

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But I have an idea that I think will make it even cuter!

June 15, 2007

Indian Run Falls

I tried for strawberries again today and no luck. So as to not feel like I wasted the trip, I was near Indian Run Falls so I decided to check it out. Ok, so I didn't consider that looking for a waterfall when the grass all around is brown is not the best idea. I didn't get to see a waterfall, but here is what I did see.

Indian Run Falls parking lot.

Indian Run Falls

City hiking.
Indian Run Falls

City hiking clothes.
Indian Run Falls


I don't know what this is, or was.
Indian Run Falls

The path came out at a cemetery.
Indian Run Falls Cemetery

And reminded me where I really was.
Indian Run Falls