Sunday, August 20, 2017

Boating with the Pelo's

I didn't get a chance last weekend to post anything. So I'm playing catch-up.

We went boating with the Pelo's last Sunday. It was a gorgeous day. 

It's so wonderful to have such great friends who invite you to do fun things with them.

Louise piloted the boat on the way back.

This was either the Oswego or Oneida River.
(We were on both, don't remember which this was.)

We also attended the Fulton Jazz Fest last weekend. Both Friday & Saturday nights. Also with the Pelo's. It was a great show each night. The band shown above was "Classified."

State Street Cafe

We found a fun little café recently. It's in Phoenix, NY. It was quite by accident that we stumbled upon it. It might have been the "We sell Wine Slushies" sign on the front door that got my attention. We stopped in last weekend for drinks, then this weekend we went for brunch.

It has a very cute, eclectic feel. 

I ordered the apple caramel crepes, they were fantastic!

Eric enjoyed his breakfast sandwich. We also got some gigantic cinnamon rolls to go. This will be on our "regular" places to go list from now on.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


A little more than 2 weeks til we're at the Cape! And this guy (and his lovely wife) get to join us this year!! We got together tonight to discuss our plans. Lots of fun ahead for us! Can't wait!

Friday, August 4, 2017

New Endeavor

So, I have a new blog. (I know, I have too many blogs...) This is a fun one. It's a travel blog! And it's on WordPress. I prefer to work with that than BlogSpot, which is what this blog is on. Anyway, I probably won't update it that often, only after we travel, or take a road trip. But I wanted to share it so you could see details of our weekend in Wine Country! And details from the cruise too. It'll be a nice place to store our trip memories.

Click here for the link. Enjoy!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Weekend Happenings

We had a fairly quiet weekend. The weather was being wonky, but it never really rained, although they said it would. Friday night we went to a nice gathering at Eric's old bosses house. It was a reunion of the old crew.

MariRae was his boss (in the pink) back in the "Pappyland" days. She was also our realtor when we moved into our home. Which was 9 years ago this weekend! It was very nice to see everyone again. She likes to have these get-togethers every couple of years.

On Saturday we ran some errands and went on several walks throughout the day. Trying to keep in shape and get those steps in!

Last night we went to dinner at Pizzeria Uno. Had some great pizza and beer. Then went for another big walk after dinner. 

This coming weekend, we're taking a little trip to the Finger Lakes for our anniversary. We'll be staying here. It'll be nice to get away for a night. (I know, we were just "away" but still... it'll be nice!)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Random Update

For those who are still faithfully checking on the blog, this post is for you.

Eric had blood work this past week and received an 'all-clear' once again. So we celebrate his continued remission.

We really haven't been terribly busy, but we have been doing a few things here and there.
We made it over to the Movie Tavern one day last weekend and had a fabulous time, as always.

We've had massive amounts of rain this summer. This was our backyard last week. 

We went to Kelly's birthday party! She's 12 now. We left the giraffe with her, she seemed pleased.

The classic blow-fish photo.

We went to the annual Margaritafest yesterday.

We were joined by John & Louise this year.

And I snuck in my new favorite Martini while at Margaritafest.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Retreat

We went to The Retreat last night with our friends Bob and Robin. It was so good to see them again. We were having so much fun chatting away we didn't realize we'd been there for 3 hours!

This was my dinner, the Chicken Francaise. It's my favorite and I always get it. It's always delicious and I always have leftovers. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Time

We've had a quiet week and relaxing weekend. Last night we had a date at Smokey Bones, one of our favorites. I had a fabulous Berry Sangria. (And steak tacos for dinner.) We had a nice evening.

Friday night we watched the Phoenix fireworks at John's house on the river. (In Phoenix) (NY) It was a fun time as always. It's always the "first party" of the summer, kind of a kick-off celebration.

And in other news... 

Alex cleaned his room!
It took 3 days. There were 3 bags of garbage, 2 bags of clothes for the good will and 2 bins of "stuff" to save. 

And he finally starts a summer job tomorrow, he's going back to the same place as last year, The Great Outdoors RV Superstore up in Fulton. He'll be doing landscaping, and probably be asked to clean some RV's again too. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

We're back!

Ok, we've been back for 2 weeks now. I've completely neglected the poor blog. The first week back was a whirlwind of activity with reunions, parties, colonoscopies (all clear for Eric!) and concerts. The second week back was complete exhaustion. And now we're just getting back in the swing of things, so here I am.

Not really much going on, we had an amazing trip and didn't want to come back. The weather was perfect, and the overall vacation was fabulous. Couldn't have asked for anything better. We're now planning the next adventure. (Ottawa in July, Cape Cod in September and possibly Bermuda in April???) One thing we've learned this past year is that you have to live while you can, life is short. Get out there, experience the world, and enjoy the time you have with loved ones. So hop to it! Get up and get going. And who wants to go to Bermuda with us next April?? (Cruise from Baltimore, stays 3 days in port in Bermuda, how fun is that?!) Let's goooo!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pre-Cruise Fun

Here are a few pictures from our day in Baltimore. We had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe.

We explored the Inner Harbor.

Lots of boats in the harbor.

Eric made a new friend.

And this was the view from the hotel room.

We're looking forward to boarding the ship at noon tomorrow. We'll mostly be out of the Internet world, but hope to check in on Wednesday from Grand Turk. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Extended Birthday Celebration

We went to Sheila's on Sunday for a family celebration for Eric's birthday.

Sheila made another fabulous cake. It was a red velvet cake with heath bar crunch and caramel!

Kelly got the assist for blowing out the candles.

And we got a 2-for-1 blow fish photo!

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We're in the final stages of the vacation countdown. We're counting down in hours now... we're trying to get Alex all set with taking care of the house and Jenny while we're away. All the neighbors know we'll be away and several friends will be doing walk/drive-by's while we're gone. You can never be too cautious!

And speaking of Jenny, she's not doing well. She was recently diagnosed with degenerative spinal disease and is in a lot of pain. The vet has her on pain medication and muscle relaxants. We go back in 3 weeks for a check up. The vet says it's not reversible, so we'll have to see what the long-term plan will be, if there is one. She's almost 11, but unfortunately, this is a fairly common disease for Corgi's and dogs with long backs and short legs. Her sister had it 3 years ago at 8 years old and the outcome was not good, so Jenny got a few more years on her anyway. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Very Busy Week

We've been a little busy this week! I had something going on every night after work. Which is why the blog posts came to a screeching halt. 

Tuesday after work, I went to "Motown the Musical" with my friend Mary. This concluded the musical season for the Spring. I saw 4 musicals this year. More than I think I've seen in my entire life. Work perks (aka: free tickets) are fun. 

Then Wednesday was Eric's birthday! We started the evening at the Bull n Bear for dinner.


A couple of tasty Margaritas!

Alex joined us for dinner. (Still won't take a photo with me.)

Then we went home and Eric unwrapped his gifts. He got lots of goodies. Including new shoes, an Amazon Fire Tablet, a new Magic Bullet, the new Todd Rundgren album and.... 

Some Whiskey to smuggle on the cruise! We'll fill one or two of those bags and stuff it in our luggage. Then we'll enjoy some "Whiskey & Gingers" on the balcony. 

He also got this fun "They Might Be Giants" t-shirt. 

Thursday night I had to get my tires fixed
(They were not balanced correctly after I got my snow tires taken off.)

Then Friday Eric and I went to Armory Square after work to bid farewell to one of his co-workers.

Mark is on Eric's right, he's moving on to "bigger and better" things.

Eric and I at "Limerick Pub"

After Limerick, we went to Empire Brewing Company for some dinner. 

It was a busy week! The busy-ness continues... and we are down to 7 days til cruising time! Lots to squeeze in before we depart.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Festivities

Eric and I started off our day at Panera with a fabulous breakfast. I love their Asiago Bagel breakfast sandwich.

Later in the afternoon we went to Sheila's for a Mother's Day Dinner. We all pitched in and got Sheila a GIANT gift this year. 

She has quite the time getting it open. I think those are Kelly's feet hanging out the back, helping to get the gift open. She's always a great helper.

Ta-da! A new dresser/basket thing to help organize her bedroom. Isn't it neat!?  I could really use something like that too.

The after-party. It was funnier when Kelly, Alex and I were also there playing with our devices.

Alex was not cooperating with photo taking. 

He did go out and walk Bella a couple of times though.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's who read the blog. Especially my own. I know we weren't able to get together this year, but I was certainly thinking about you and hope you had a wonderful day.