Sunday, October 25, 2009

Momologie Giveaway

Saw this free giveaway and signed up for it. I love tiered platters! You can win a couple of prizes for following @momologie, signing up for their newsletter or blogging about it. Please follow the link below for details.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New England

I had a business trip to NYC and decided to spend a few days traveling through New England with a co-worker/friend to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. In Texas we only get green and brown leaves and our weather is hot or hotter so I am always interested in seeing a change of seasons.

We started out by taking the train to Providence, RI and then getting a rental car and heading to Cape Cod.

We had the Nissan Cube--isn't it the cutest little car?

I have never really traveled in Massachusetts - through it but not stopping. The Cape Cod area is absolutely beautiful. We stopped in Barnstable and ate at a little place by the water, Osterville Too. It was the first time I had lobster bisque and it was wonderful.

I also had the crab cakes and they were the best ever.

We did a little shopping and made our way to Provincetown.

We got there late so we didn't get to go whale watching or hang at the beach. It was also raining so that curtailed some plans too.

We spent the night in Plymouth MA and then headed to Boston where we did some shopping and went to eat at the Cheers bar....

....and nobody knew my name.

The food was pretty good. I had a panini and it was wonderful.

I bought lots of souvenirs from the gift shop. And even took a picture with Norm!

We then headed to Salem so we could see all things related to witches. That stuff doesn't interest me so I sat it all out. The traffic was awful and we wanted to try and make it to Maine in daylight so we didn't stay there long.

Then we headed to Gloucester MA.

It was beautiful and a quaint town.

Ever since I saw the movie the Perfect Storm I have wanted to see the memorial to the lost seamen.

The memorial they have is surreal especially as they list all the names of men lost at sea.

Then we headed towards Kennebunkport Maine. We got there as the sun was setting but we did get to do some shopping. We saw some beautiful houses and even traipsed through someone's yard to get a good view. We spent the night in Saco ME and decided to come back the next morning to get some pictures.

Kennebunk Beach is absolutely beautiful and has some very cute houses. I picked up some sand for Sydni.

We have been picking leaves to add to the stash of leaves for Sydni--she is going to love them.

We then made our way to New Hampshire and got some amazing photos of all the beautiful fall colors.

Our last stop was in Mystic CT. They have great shopping and the place is just too cute. We ate at the Mystic Pizza again and I got another tshirt for myself.

We then headed back to Providence RI to spend the night and catch the early train to NYC.

One last note:

I just have to note that on this trip I found the drivers in RI to be awful drivers--I actually had to ask the cabbie to slow down. Worse than NYC drivers. And in MA 100% of the drivers were absolutely rude. That state needs to come to Texas for some training in kindness. Seriously put me off MA--couldn't wait to get out of there. Loved Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

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Sunday, October 04, 2009


I had to go to LA/Santa Monica for business last week. This is my third trip to LA/second for business. The trip out wasn't bad as I was able to get a direct flight and got upgraded. Although the First Class in American Airlines is not as good as a Continental flight it was still First Class.

My organization launched Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Tim Gunn on October 1 in Santa Monica. He is an absolute delight and I was glad I got to take a pic with him. When I met him in NYC a couple years ago my hair was in a banana clip so I wasn't pleased with the pic.

We also got to go see a taping of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson since Tim was on the show that taped Thursday night. I had never seen a taping of the show and I have to tell you it was wonderful. He is highly entertaining.

We ate at a couple of good restaurants while there. The first one was Houston's only because I wanted to taste the burger there as it was on the Top 20 burger list in GQ. This one did not do a thing for me. Not good.

Next, we ate at Gladstones after our event where I had a fabulous order of crab cakes. Delicious!

I also saw the son-in-law from the Cosby Show. He was leaving as we were being seated. Also took photos of the beach while heading to lunch.

On Thursday night we ate at the Lobster where I had a delicious sole for dinner. This is a happening place as it is right at the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. Friday we left a little after lunch so we went to In-N-Out Burger where I had a cheeseburger and fries. There were very good and I can see why it is always busy. The only thing that bothered me was that the planes fly entirely too close to the highway as they are landing.

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Well I have been having vision problems lately so I went to go see the optometrist and they took like eight tests on me. It turns out I am very nearsighted on my left eye and need glasses. I will eventually need bifocals but hopefully not this year.

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