Halloween 2012

As we ride out Hurricane Sandy, and while the power is still on, I thought I would use my time constructively to post some Halloween photos, even if it is still 2 days away. Though we went pumpkin picking weeks ago (at None Such Farm) and we’ve had pumpkins in our garden since July, ‘we’ […]

Camping in Ithaca, NY

So we’ve been to many camp sites within Pennsylvania (our favorite being Ricketts Glen) and several times to the Catskills, but this year we were looking to try something new.  This August, we chose to explore Ithaca, NY, and decided to try Robert H. Treman State Park (highest rated in the area). On arriving, we […]

Anniversary Hike on the A.T.

While the girls are still in Belgium, and despite a backlog of work & house projects, we decided to take a 3-day hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail.  It was less than a 20 mile (in & back) trip, but we needed our “zero day” in between to recover from the hard hike in.  We […]

First Half of 2012 Mash-Up

Well it’s been a long time since we’ve posted to the “Macera’s page,” but that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening in the past six months. Quite the opposite … it’s been an event-filled first half of 2012 with no time left to post. Since we’re seeing off the girls today for a 3 week […]

Beautiful, “Beautiful”

On Sunday, Gabriella sang a wonderful version of Beautiful [ watch Christina Aguilera version ] to help support our church’s service on Transgender issues.  This is a wonderful song, with a powerful message, that stirs emotions in everyone.  Of course, we’re proud of our daughter’s performance, but even more proud, that our daughters get the […]

Second, First Night & First Swim

For the second time in as many years, we celebrated First Night in Ocean City, NJ for New Year’s Eve.  Starting with our, now traditional, sushi dinner prepared by the GIRLS (while Papa was working in the attic, so he says 🙂 ), we filled the time between dinner and the evening’s entertainment, with a […]

Christmas 2011

It came! It came, just the same! All the Maceras in Yardley, the tall and the small, were singing 🙂After a lovely Christmas Eve dinner at Nonna’s  (where most of us enjoyed 7 fishes), the family awoke this morning to a tree, still standing, with  lots of presents below it.  Papa had a great time […]

Giving Thanks for Surf & Sun

For the second year in a row, we spent Thanksgiving down the shore and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! Papa did more work on the house in the morning, but in the afternoon we enjoyed a great dinner cooked by Mama with the whole Macera clan … topped off with a game of […]

Snow, and Other Scary Things

Hey, it’s not even Halloween and we got our first snow fall of the season. On Saturday it we had almost 3 inches of wet, heavy snow. Papa & the girls went out to shake the trees and had a brief snowball fight. Papa ran for cover now that Elisa’s softball training is showing 🙁 […]

Another Fall in Ocean City

Fall has come to OC, but you wouldn’t tell by the fact that we spent the day in the water yesterday, and today walking along the water in Corsons Inlet in t-shirts. The water temp is still about 70° so Papa had fun boogie-boarding, and running around with his new best friend Hazen, as well […]