Blog posts from New York
NY Summer 2022: sunsets and kayaking

NY Summer 2022: sunsets and kayaking

As we do every year, we made multiple trips to the beach for sunset. Unlike 2021, we had quite a few good sunsets this summer! We found lots of jingle shells to add to our collection and managed to...

NY Summer 2022: wine and beer tasting

NY Summer 2022: wine and beer tasting

Much like previous summers, we sampled several wines and beers across the month of July. Lenz Winery, Peconic We've been members for years now, and Lenz always has some interesting wines available....

A New York weekend: Long Island

A New York weekend: Long Island

Sunday morning we woke to sun, so after breakfast we headed over to Breakwater Beach in Mattituck. Looks inviting, but in April it is still chilly - After about 20 minutes beach combing for sea...

A New York weekend: NYC

A New York weekend: NYC

The weekend after Easter we flew up to New York for a quick family visit and we decided stay in the city for the first night so we could make sure to see my niece (since we usually miss her during...

Christmas 2012: family time

Christmas 2012: family time

We've been driving up to NY for the last several years to spend Christmas with Eric's family and this year we finally made it a little easier on ourselves with the addition of an EZ-Pass. Any time...

Merry Christmas!

A certain furry member of our family really enjoys opening her own gifts. We took a quick break mid-morning for mimosas and quiche and then jumped right back into opening presents! Well, most of us...

weekend wrap-up

Thanks to some creative driving by my fearless father-in-law and the separate security line for AA Gold status passengers at JFK, we made it onto our flight this afternoon with just a few minutes to...

New York State breweries

Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown—This brewery is well-known for their Belgian-style beers and even though I'm normally not a huge fan of that style, we were minutes away at the Baseball Hall of Fame,...

Ithaca and Watkins Glen

In order to make our multiple-hour drive back to NC more interesting, we took a detour toward Ithaca and Watkins Glen for some more waterfall hiking. Unfortunately, a few weeks before our visit, a...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Long Island, NY (July)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)
Grand Rapids, MI (Nov)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)