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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Family Time in the Poconos

We had a fun weekend @ Split Rock Resort & Water Park in Pennsylvania. Great water slides, wave pool, boogie board wave pool, kiddie area & snack bar.

We all had a blast!

The view from our condo.

We stayed at the new Willowbrook Condos @ Split Rock. Each suite had a fireplace, Jacuzzi and full kitchen.

In the summer they also offer boating, mini golf, tennis, golf and more.

Big Boulder Lake

The Big Boulder ski resort is just down the road. The grand kids had ski lessons. The teachers were friendly and did an excellent job teaching the fundamentals of skiing. Jack Frost is owned by the same company & is not far away. They offer night skiing. I was so glad it worked out to get away with our family for a little R & R during this snowy winter.
Safe travels, Jennifer aka Gigi

Monday, February 21, 2011

We Remember President Washington and Lincoln

President's Day

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace."
George Washington

"One method of preserving it (public credit) is to use it as sparingly as possible...avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt."

A Needlepoint of the Mourning of President Washington- All Above from Winterthur

"Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it...Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
Abraham Lincoln

Friday, February 18, 2011

The City in Winter

Ice Skating in Central Park

We recently had a great trip to the Big Apple, New York City. The views from the Helmsley Park Lane of Central Park were magnificent. This trip we took the Upper Loop Double Decker Bus Tour. Last time we took the Lower Loop and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. We learned a lot of interesting things about Manhattan.

Manhattan was named 'Manna Hatta' by the Lenape Indians meaning, Island of hills. It is made up of 5 boroughs, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, & Manhattan. Central Park opened in 1858. The Subway opened in 1904 and made way for the development of northern Manhattan.

the Helmsely Park Lane overlooking Central Park

Manhattan is loosely divided into Downtown, Midtown, Uptown with Fifth Ave dividing east and west. Manhattan is 12 ½ miles by 2 ½ miles.

Delicious lunch at the Helmsley

Neighborhood’s include the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Little Italy, Harlem, Alphabet City, TriBeCa(Triangle below Canal St), SoHo (South of Houston) NoLita (North of Little Italy, NoMad(North of Madison Square Park), Hell’s Kitchen or Clinton, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, East Village, Chelsea, Outer Chelsea, Washington Heights, Chinatown, SoCo (South of Columbus)NoHO (North of Howston).

Columbus Circle

Central Park

Lincoln Center

Time Warner Center

The Dakota Hotel - where John Lennon was shot. Yoko Ono still lives there.

Cathedral of St John the Divine

The Apollo Theater


Film Crew for The Good Wife

The Good Wife set
You can see what is being filmed on the posted sign on the meter.

El Dorado 300 Central Park West 90th & 91st.

Upper East Side 1136 5th Ave. Where Jessica Ryan from The Entertaining House grew up

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Time Square
In Manhattan, uptown means north and downtown means south. Manhattan has two central business districts, the Financial District at the southern tip and Midtown. Uptown also refers to the northern part of Manhattan above 59th St. Downtown below 14th and Midtown in between.
Copyright 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach- Bolognese and more...

Will you be my valentine?

Shrimp cocktail

Healthy salad

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My daughter's recipe
Sirloin with mushrooms, roasted fingerling potatoes, brown sugar carrots, zucchini & cole slaw
Last night's dinner

Delicious cake!
Ward's Pastry in Ocean City,NJ
Trader Joe's Chocolate Molten Lava Cake with Breyer's Fudge Ripple