New England, Take 2

J and I spent Memorial Day Weekend 2010 apart. Purposely. We do that sometimes. Take separate vacations. This time, J headed to a weekend music festival in NY (The Mighty High Mountain Fest) with Uncle SlickG and a high school friend he recently reconnected with (and he didn’t even need Facebook for that!!). The big…

Take this bread …

Bones is growing up fast. I guess kids do that. He made his Communion this weekend! Made us all so proud. Bones is getting old and smart. He said to me, “I don’t know if this is rude, Aunt Pay, but your butt kind of sticks out.” Well, at least we know he is very…

The Ides of March

It’s Spring Break! For some people … like my cousin, who I haven’t seen in, oh, about 3 years. So Alaska3 is visiting this week (she is a senior at a college in Connecticut) we are determined to show her the best of New England. First up, we hit the Burlington, Vt., area. Ben &…

More concerts …

I think I am the official “concert partner” for a lot of people. So it’s only natural that I joined my sister QuickQuestion for a concert this weekend. On Saturday night, we went to see Celtic Women. I really didn’t know much about them, but I’m glad QuickQuestion roped me in. They were a pretty…

To the Cuse we went

In keeping with J’s motto—will travel anywhere for a concert—J and I continued from Mohegan Sun to Syracuse, NY, for a Phish show. Cause, you know, we were already on the road. And the stupid Phish lottery he entered gave him front row tickets in an arena of 7,000 people where they haven’t played since…

NJ in a nutshell

I wasn’t sure if my camera would work, so I only took limited photos. I will try my best to keep you entertained as I recap our trip to NJ! Wednesday, after dressing like Sandy & Danny for J’s senior Halloween lunch (the old bitties said we looked more like Elvis and his groupie), we…

Girl time

J may not have had a good weekend, but I sure did! Shadow, my friend from college, lives in a beautiful area of NY. Lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Too bad she and the outdoors are barely acquaintances. We of course had our share of girl talk and girl time and laughs (she tells…

Destination New York

Today we drove to New York for a concert. Like they did 40 years ago. But it wasn’t Woodstock. Not even close. We hit 2 more Vermont breweries on the way. Maple Leaf Malt & Brewing Co. in Wilmington and Madison Brewing Co. in Bennington. Met a man who just opened a bakery, so we…

Festivities cont.

Since I’m not the most computer-savvy, I find it easier to post pictures when there aren’t a lot of words. So I decided to break up the “festivities” post for my sanity. Sorry for the interrupted reading. After Dville, we drove up to the Chesapeake Bay to meet J’s group of friends for some camping…

Vacay to the … cornfields?

This past weekend served as one of our summer vacations. Yeah! But to the Midwest? That’s right. Roid and Peace’s wedding was in Louisville, KY, on Saturday, so J and I decided to make a trip out of it. I’ll try to keep my summary short and sweet. Wednesday – arrived in Columbus, OH, to…