central park’s north woods

gr2’s fourth grade class had a field trip to central park’s north woods. i didn’t realize there were woods to walk through in central park! i chaperoned the trip with a few other parents. from school we took the subway to 103rd street. their teacher couldn’t have picked a more beautiful, fall day–not windy, not…

city walk: chelsea

gr1 had a birthday party at chelsea piers. i got the chance to explore chelsea while she was at her party. my husband was with gr2 and gr3 camping with some friends out of town. what will i do in chelsea? i checked out some art galleries along 22nd street: Arlene Shechet at Sikkema Jenkins…

fall food nyc

jollibee (woodside, queens) we ordered: an aloha burger (slice of pineapple in the burger), lumpia shanghai (little egg rolls), two orders of spaghetti, chicken joy (fried chicken with rice and gravy), ube shake (purple yam with tapioca pearls), and one halo-halo (best filipino dessert ever). the chicken joy was yum! halo-halo had two scoops of…

catskills weekend

we visited our friends in the catskill mountains in mid-september. it was a quick, overnight trip, but lovely to see the leaves just starting to change color. the electricity went out during the storm that came through, but it added to the fun with lit candles and snuggling in sleeping bags. the next day we…

labor day weekend: colonial williamsburg, va

we met up with our cousins in maryland and drove down to williamsburg, va. we had a scenic drive across bridges and water. we also hit holiday weekend traffic which unfortunately made the drive much longer, but we survived. we stayed at the woodlands hotel in colonial williamsburg. we arrived after dark which made it…

another summer road trip: stowe, vt

just when we recovered from our big road trip, the kids and i prepared for the drive to our friends in stowe, vt. this was a big deal for me since i never drive on the east coast. it was a seven hour drive with just me and the kids. we stopped at the yankee…