Photo of the Week: Upcoming Trips

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I know it’s been quiet on here lately.  It’s because I’ve been taking a much-needed break after the massive New Zealand share, but also because I’ve been taking my time figuring out our travel plans for the rest of the year.  Admittedly, we’re dragging our feet with our plans; and since we didn’t have a clear idea on where we wanted to go, we decided to just let it play out as the year goes on.  That’s how we ended up spending Memorial day right here in New York City.

But now I am excited to share with you that we have it all figured out, at least the travel part. First up, we are heading to Florida later this month for a work conference, but coupling it with a few extra days in Siesta Key, rated as the number one beach in the USA! After that, we’re flying over to British Columbia for a few days on a cottage trip with the family over July 4th.  Then we will be in Scotland, and finally Bali towards the end of the year.  It’s going to be a busy second half of 2017 and I can’t wait to share all about our trips with you!

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Photo of the Week: Blossom

IMG_3150New York City, USA

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and somehow we found ourselves without any travel plans.  This is pretty rare since as you know, we usually plan our travel to coincide with national holidays to maximize our work vacation days.  Seeing as how we are in the city on this gorgeous weekend, we decided to do some of the things we don’t normally do – like go boating in Central Park, and visit the Brooklyn museum.  Sometimes it’s nice to play tourist in your own city.  

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Photo of the Week: Mosaic

IMG_0599New York, USA

It was a nice afternoon, so we decided to go for a walk to the Bethesda Fountain, our favorite place in Central Park.  The sun was filtering into the subterranean arcade lighting up the distinctive ornate interior.  The details of the magnificent Minton Tile ceiling have attracted many visitors to this spot over the years.  The  interior, filled with 15,000 colorful tiles, also has brilliant acoustics.  The place is always filled with beautiful music since there is never a shortage of performers.

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Winter Storm

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This week Juno came to town.  There were predictions that it was gearing up to be one of the worst blizzards in New York City history, anticipating up to 3 feet of snow.  Understandably people went crazy – raided grocery and liquor stores, and got ready to hunker down in their apartment for a few days.  Monday came around and the city got blanketed by a layer of snow, but nothing record breaking.  In anticipation of the storm, everything from the subway to the public schools shut down. Kids and adults rejoiced, it was a snow day.  By mid-afternoon, the snow had stopped and the blizzard of the decade was a mere 6 inches of snow.  Continue reading

Autumn in New York

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Growing up, I did not like Fall.  It signaled the end of summer and the start of a new school year.  It also signaled the end of warm weather and the start of snow and frost.  Even as an adult, I was not fond of this transitional season.  With daylight savings time in effect, the days get shorter and shorter, and before you know it, it’s dark out most of the time.  It’s not until I moved to New York that I learned to embrace Fall.  If you’ve ever visited the city in the summer, you know it’s a sweltering hot mess.  The humidity and the heat make most of New England almost unbearable, but in the city, it’s an incubator for all the horrible smells that just cling to you.  In August, when the smell of urine and garbage get to their most unpleasant point, you become happy to embrace the cold brisk air that ushers in the Fall season.

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