Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

We made a quick getaway for the long weekend, before the hustle of homework and extracurricular stuff starts. We had perfect weather and some exposure to lots of street signs in French – and Louie even got to come along.  Turns out, he’s a great traveller. Would walk for miles and never complain.   Ezra did some busking with Canadian street musicians (see him on instagram.com/ezdrumsnyc) and Zoe jumped on a huge zip line; taking a few years off my life while I just watched helplessly from below.  Oh Canada!  I miss it already.

IMG_0706IMG_0714IMG_0715IMG_0718

IMG_0727

see that black speck in the clouds? that’s my fearless daughter on the zip line!

IMG_0734

Louie and the kids love dog art

IMG_0739IMG_0744IMG_0745

IMG_0751

so much cool architecture

IMG_0771

IMG_0755

reflecting rainbows in the streets

IMG_0775

IMG_0779

grand cathedrals

IMG_0792IMG_0787

IMG_0785

IMG_0804

and the food!!

IMG_0800IMG_0802

IMG_0803

Louie loves Ezra’s brie and baguette lunch habit

IMG_0758

Louie is all walked out and ready to snooze

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

I’m going to miss these summer weekends where our friends ‘fancy up’ an old, worn picnic table, eat from a vintage truck that produces pizza (even GF for Zoe!), and then we swim as the sun is setting.  We do have a few more weeks left so ..  perhaps we will do it again? I hope so!  What are you up to this weekend?

IMG_0178IMG_0179IMG_0181IMG_0182IMG_0183IMG_0185IMG_0189IMG_0191

Read Full Post »

I don’t really even have to say much here other than .. WOW.  Did this TWA Terminal at JFK Airport really stand still in time like this?  How much revamping do you have to do to an already gorgeous Saarinen design like this?  While dropping Ezra off for a flight (AND upon returning to get him) we had to go into this place twice and enjoy the piped in rat pack music, vintage cars, and ohhhh so much gorgeous Saarinen lines in poppy colors (that red!)  And yes, there is a bar in that plane outside..

Need I say more?  I’ll shut up now and let you enjoy the photos of this hotel that is somewhat of a museum:

IMG_0323IMG_0329IMG_0330IMG_0331IMG_0332IMG_0333IMG_0335IMG_0336IMG_0338IMG_0339IMG_0341IMG_0342IMG_0344IMG_0346IMG_0347IMG_0348IMG_0351IMG_0397IMG_0399IMG_0400IMG_6643IMG_6644IMG_6645(1)IMG_6622IMG_6624IMG_6627

Read Full Post »

It’s great to have a husband who is a far better photographer than myself, no?  The pix below were taken by E and Z’s dad, and show my kids’ obsession with the public scooter system in DC!  They couldn’t get enough of riding these things around.  We caught the last of the Hirschhorn “Pulse” exhibit before it came down, as well as the new(ish)  ‘Obama portraits’ at the National Portrait Gallery.  And of course Zoe insisted on a trip to the zoo – since she’s never seen a panda in person (or forgot that she had seen some in this same zoo when she was about 3-4 ys old).

 

DSC_0386DSC_0400DSC_0415DSC_0424DSC_0425DSC_0452DSC_0471DSC_0483DSC_0493DSC_0536DSC_0564DSC_0604DSC_0606DSC_0631DSC_0634DSC_0696DSC_0705DSC_0720DSC_0816DSC_0830DSC_0834

Read Full Post »

Before I had a week of work here, we spent some weekend time romping at the new District Wharf, and around this pretty city while spring was in full bloom!

 

IMG_5298

en route we spotted a momma and her ducklings!

IMG_5300

Louie loves cat napping in the car

IMG_5301

we love pink streets!

IMG_5303

.. and awesome swings for adults

IMG_5308

Can’t beat playing giant games on the warf in this perfect weather

IMG_5309IMG_5321IMG_5323IMG_5328

IMG_5346

this hotel accepts dogs! friends for Louie and friendly hand nibbles for Zoe

IMG_5352

and yummy GF food everywhere

Read Full Post »

We have a thing for bird watching, and this was a perfect time of year to catch young chicks springing up in the low brush around the water. We also saw gators, iguanas and more sunshine than we could fit in our suitcases for the flight home. Now with snow coming our way, I wish I could be back there:

IMG_4573IMG_4574IMG_4577IMG_4579IMG_4580

can you spot the gator in there?
IMG_4581

Read Full Post »

A couple of weekends ago we got to run away to Florida to see Bubby and the grandparents. We couldn’t have had better timing – the northeast was getting hit with freezing temperatures and even our time-oblivious kids were feeling as if the winter was going on forever. Best of all, we got to see my dear friend Cleveland get married in Miami, as well as the Design District which we loved! So much to enjoy with the eyes and the stomach (great food and tacos everywhere!) I’m already wishing I could get back there, soon.

IMG_4462

this silly little monkey peeking at me through seats on the plane

IMG_4464

enjoying the grandparent’s new outdoor area

IMG_4479

exploring Miami’s Design District!

IMG_4483IMG_4484IMG_4486IMG_4488IMG_4490

IMG_4498

.. and exploring art museums

IMG_4512

Love these cars on the side of a parking garage

IMG_4513

IMG_4531

and the reason why we are here… Cleveland and David got married!

IMG_4539

with a romantic fire work display and all..

 

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »