Sunday, September 20, 2009

Great Party and Off to the Camp Site

Had a wonderful time at a co-workers end of summer BBQ last night. John Bartalotta throws a great party. He is a great cook, not your normal BBQ faire. Fried ravioli, homemade stuffed breads, Clam Chowder, kielbasa (done 2 ways), steamed mussels with crusty bread, chicken francaise( sp ???), roasted potatos, roasted peppers and onions and steaks done to perfection, after dinner apertiffes with coffee and espresso. He is a wonderful host and he was extremely pleased with my hostess gift - 24 YuengLing beers - 12 Premium and 12 Lager - put them right in his down stairs fridge - not for the pary goers as was my intent. Thanks to my cousin Evan for picking them up for me in NY as they are not available in CT. 

Today it is off to Hammonasett Beach for camping with my Cousin Kathy for a couple of nights. Looks like good weather - will be brisk - perfect for campfires!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Everbody's Recovering

Big Vet trip this week - Nipper (upper left) and Miss Kitty had dental work done. Miss Kitty lost 1 tooth, Nipper 3. CoCo was spade - vet kept her overnight ( his SOP I was surprised) missed her lots!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sounds Like Good Advice to Me

The President addresses the nations school children amid controversy. Do not know what all the fuss was about, the kids need to hear more of this.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cabbage, "Cleavage" and Lobsters


Spent Sunday September 6th at the farm - picking the summers bounty with our friends. Afterward had a lobster boil and campfire. Sarah has kayacked each day this holiday.  I spent some time at Sue Mac's annual labor day picnic Monday.  - Good holiday, great weather.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I know the "Best in CT" Massage Therapist!!!

My friend Claudia was mentioned by name in CT Magazine's Sept 2009 "Best of" issue when her Spa won Best Spa honors. Something about the massage felt like Claudia had 4 hands.  You go girl !!!! ( Issue not on stands  yet - will get exact quote once get a copy)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Coney Island !!!

A great start to the Labor Day Holiday. A day at Coney Island, Brooklyn New York with some dear friends.  Little run-down and tackey now, but must have been magical during it's hey day. What a beautiful sandy beach.

Here's Claudia in front of the Shore Hotel. She stayed there on vacations as a youngster with her parents (she was still living in Germany, her dad had to return periodically to the USA to maintain his citizenship) . Too bad it's closed like so many other properties in the neighborhood.