Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pictures from New York and Maine

I apologize that I haven't really been on the ball lately, but it has been such a busy couple of weeks, between visiting relatives and packing and getting organized for a four day road trip to Maine sans munchkins.

The first few photos are from last Tuesday. My mom, the munchkins, and I went to pick up two of my aunts from JFK Intl. in New York. They were flying in from Minneapolis. Here's a pic of my mom waiting for their luggage with Allie McButterpants (the quality isn't the greatest until I started playing with the settings, they get better I swear):

From the airport we drove over to Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens. My great-grandmother was laid to rest there in 1929, sadly, without a headstone. Part of our mission in New York was to find a monument maker to makr the grave properly and without an astronomical cost. In the photo my great-grandmother's final resting place is two rows behind the masoleum seen in th epicture:

After wandering Queens and finishing up sme not-so-much-fun stuff we decided to head into Manhattan and enjoy some of the touristy stuff, like Rockerfeller Center:

And Radio City Music Hall (from left to right, Zachie, my aunt Caroline, my mom, my aunt Barb, and random guy who rudely walked in font of me as I took the picture):

We also drove by ground zero before heading back to South Jersey and they went on to my parents home in PA.
That Friday, Jimmy and I packed up the kids to go to my parents and packed up ourselves to visit his best bud in Portland, Maine. While the 8 hour drive leaves something to be desired, the trip was fun and relaxing and a welcome mini-vacation from the munchkins.
One of the first things we went to see was the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth. OH, did I mention that they had had 29 inches of snow in the prior week, which was still covering everything in sight? This is the entrance to Fort Williams Park, where the lighthouse is located:
This is picture from the side of the lighthouse of the rocky, snow-covered coast. I love, love, love how this pic turned out:

And of course, the light itself:
As I said we were visiting friends, and they have the most adorable 8-month old bundle of love, who goes by the name of Griffin. He's my new beau:

This is JImmy and his buddy doing what they do best, ROCK BAND!

On the way home we decided to stop in Connnecticut at th eMohegan Sun Casino. We put a few dollars in the slots and I actually walked away with nearly $300... Which put a nice little smile on my face:

So that's it for pictures.
I have a few crafting packages coming in the mail. I ordered some new supplies and a few cartridges for my Cricut, so I will have some fun things to show you soon, promise...

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