Monthly Archives: May 2011

Spring is in the air (and the dirt)

As a backyard vegetable gardener in the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State, the weeks ahead are my favorite part of the growing season.

Later in the summer there will be ripe, juicy tomatoes on the vine. There will be […]

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Tickets – A Traveler’s Dream

The setting is sensational, combining a number of seating locations, bars and kitchens , resulting in a collection of visual cues to keep the eyes occupied and entertained. The restaurant would have been just as much at home if located […]

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Barcelona – The End of an Anniversary Celebration

Monday signaled the end of our Anniversary celebration, but not the end of my trip. Kitty and Michael were returning home since Michael needed to get back to school, but I would continue on for a few more days with […]

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Barcelona – An Anniversary Celebration – Day Seven

I got up at 3:30AM to take Lawrence to the airport. He had a 6:30 flight from Barcelona that would take him first to Vienna, then to JFK. On the way 1t 4 AM we passed by a few clubs, […]

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Sunday Photos – Happy Mothers’ Day!

Here are some photos of the three most significant mothers in my life. Unfortunately, two of them aren’t here with us any more. I miss them.
…and the love of my life…
 
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL!
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Barcelona – An Anniversary Celebration – Day Six

At the Hotel Ferrero we had a choice of taking our breakfast in a few different locations. We opted to take breakfast in our room, which given the beautiful sunny morning and the lovely patio outside our room, proved to […]

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Barcelona – An Anniversary Celebration – Day Five

On Friday, Kitty and I left the boys in Barcelona to go off on our own for a night. Michael would stay with his 21 and 19 year old brothers and his 21 year old cousin, while we drove down […]

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Barcelona – An Anniversary Celebration – Day Four

Thursday was supposed to be a recovery day. Instead of the Boqueria we took a stroll in the morning to shop at El Mercado de Santa Caterina. We walked through the La Ribera neighborhood and passed by The Palau Musica […]

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Barcelona – An Anniversary Celebration – Day Three

Wednesday morning continued the sunny weather, which was particularly appreciated on this day, because this was to be a very busy and important one. We got up and out of the apartment early to head to the airport to […]

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Barcelona – An Anniversary Celebration – Day Two

We got up the next morning and headed out early for a shopping visit to the Boqueria. While there, we stopped for breakfast at Bar Pinotxo. The garbanzos with squid was a tasty display of the classic Catalan mar y […]

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