road trip: cincinnati, oh

our drive continued from gatlinburg, tn to cinncinatti, oh. we stopped for lunch in lexington, ky at The Local Taco near the university of kentucky and then we drove on. we rolled into covington, ky hitting late afternoon friday traffic. i was slow on the hotel arrangements so i couldn’t get the hotel i wanted…

road trip: gatlinburg, tn

the summer road trip continued. the drive from charlottesville, va to gatlinburg, tn was six hours. we made it to gatlinburg without getting lost : ) we stayed at Smoky Bear Campground in the teddy bear cabin. it was thankfully not in the hubub of gatlinburg. it was tucked away off route 321. there were…

road trip: charlottesville, va

early july and we were on our way to our first destination. my friend suggested stopping in charlottesville, va on our way to gatlinburg, tn. there’s thomas jefferson’s home, monticello, and the university of virginia’s rotunda. i had never thought of it before, but we were up for the adventure. we watched the landscape shift…

summer visitors 2013

round 1: my cousin and her two kids came for the weekend at the end of june. we took the subway on saturday to coney island. first stop, the beach. the kids and my dear husband played in the water. feet were buried in the sand and my cousin and i soaked up some sun.…

summer 2013 is here (finally)

today is the last day of school! we have a running list of things we want to do this summer that we all contributed to. we don’t have to do it all, but we’ll have fun trying. the list 1. Donut Plant we always have this on our summer list. easy peasy. does it count…

friday night walk

after dinner we decided to take a walk. it was 8pm. our destination was chinatown ice cream factory in chinatown. it was a beautiful night to stroll and i asked gr1 street questions as we walked. when we got to the ice cream place we ordered: almond cookie for me, green apple sorbet for my…

city walkers 2

gr1 will be starting middle school next fall. yay, rah! this means the kids will be in different schools. boo, yuck. my kids will not be riding a yellow school bus. eventually they will take public transportation with the rest of the new yorkers. this means a. we walk with them or b. they learn…