After a summer spent working and vacationing, I elected to spend this holiday weekend, quietly at home. Friday night I ate al fresco at The Cheese Traveler, devouring my burger and merely indicating yes or no with the motion of my head. So good! Saturday, following a run, I ate at Mingle's bar very much … Continue reading Labor Day – sunshine and duck butts
Last night I attended my first Saratoga "event," the 21st Annual Newton Plaza Siro’s Cup. I was thoughtfully included in a friend's group and during a very busy week, it was the thing for which I was most excited. What to wear? Could I forsake peer comfort with foot comfort and wear flats? Accessories were … Continue reading Sipping from Siro’s Cup
For the second year in a row my middle son and I went to both nights of the Dave Matthews Band's pretty much annual stop at SPAC. As always, Carter smiled continuously as he banged the drums and Dave praised the crowd and venue. We had a good time and I got some great crowd … Continue reading Two Step while trying not to step in anything disgusting
After working for 16 of the last 18 days, I finally hit the wall today. Maybe you heard the sound of me crashing around 4:30 Sunday afternoon when I returned home from the Hong Kong Bakery, my belly full of terrific Chinese food. My initial thought had been to grab Jeter and head down to … Continue reading Hello, Wall!
Last week in our (delayed) haste to soak in the last of Summer 2013, two of my boys and I hopped aboard the scenic Saratoga-North Creek Railroad. Despite the late night I had thoroughly enjoyed the previous evening at a concert at SPAC, we left Albany a little after 9:00 a.m. to catch our train, … Continue reading Riding that train
I did it. After 25 years of living in Albany, I finally made it up to SPAC to take in some of the Freihofer's Jazz Fest this weekend. Wow! So, that's what it's like to be treated like an adult at an event at SPAC. Bravo! I promise this isn't going to be an anti-Live … Continue reading The sky was dry but it rained the blues
Sunday evening I trucked it up to Saratoga to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Believe me, the drive did not compare to the time a group of us traveled via bus and maybe (?) train from groovy Greenwood Lake to the Nassau Coliseum to see the very same band. Yep, I'm an old school … Continue reading Don’t do me like that