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 […]

Ocean City Vacation 2011 #2

Back “down the shore” for our second week as a family this summer. This time round, we hooked-up with the Fabians(+) who traveled 340 miles to visit beautiful Ocean City, NJ, and they were treated to an earthquake & hurricane in one week … do we know how to entertain our guests? 🙂 Had a […]

Ocean City Vacation 2011 #1

This past week was our first week of two that we plan to spend down the Jersey Shore this summer. It started with a dinner for Nonno, turning 82 on Sunday (we had a family party the week before that Gabriella made an awesome lemon cake for). The highlight of the week was para-sailing on […]

The Forgotten Pics

Looks like I forgot a few pictures from the girls’ trip to Belgium. Here are more from Elisa’s camera.

Pics from the Girls’ Trip to Belgium

The girls flew “unattended” to Belgium on June 18th and stayed with family until Joke met up with them on July 3rd. They were treated royally by everyone, had a great time with family and enjoyed a lot of quality time with their cousins!  Below are some pics of their trip.

Trip to Boston

Last week, we took advantage of the long weekend (Rosh Hashanah) to extend our annual trip to MA, to include Boston. We picked up Caroline on the way, and spent the late afternoon in Harvard. The campus was beautiful, as was the weather, and we had a great time seeing the sites, even when Tom […]

The ZOO with Zia & Nonno

On Friday, Zia (Rosaria) took the girls to the Philadelphia Zoo with Nonno, in celebration of his 81st birthday. The goal was to ride in the Channel 6 Balloon as well as ride the camels. Unfortunately, it was too windy for the balloon, and Nonno’s hip’s couldn’t get around the Camel’s back, but Zia & […]

Some Photos

No one event to highlight – just thought I’d upload a few recent pics. The first is the new pergola that Papa finished this past weekend … now he’ll take some time off to recover, but the next project is looming! (hint: water feature 🙂 ) Yesterday, we took a trip to Ocean City again, […]

Life’s a Beach

Well, we found ourselves in Ocean City, early this June and though our reasons for being there did not work out, we still made the most of our time there (thanks to Zia). Oma had a chance to experience the beauty of the Jersey shore and sleep off some of her jet-lag on the beach.  […]