Well just as I guessed, the minute my little Chaplin saw me yesterday I received a HUGE hug from her (which is highly unusual) and what came next... Her asking what I brought back for her from my Biking Getaway to Moab! That little one is just so predictable! LOL
Ya see, I knew just how important it was to go souvenir shopping and find something to bring back before leaving Moab and heading home. I certainly can't come back to this pee wee empty handed! And of course anything I get for one, I have to get for the other - my little Mika. I am after all a very fair Aunt.
So I ran upstairs and grabbed the little bag that had their small gift inside and I again reminded them, that I don't bring gifts back from every single trip and that it's the big trips that I bring back multiple goodies for everyone! I'm pretty sure that it goes in one ear and out the other.
But almost regardless of what I bring back these girlies are very gracious and super excited. Which I totally get (we all know that I love presents too) and seeing them happy makes me happy!
During the day I also got some good news from a friend - she shared with me that she and her son will in fact be meeting us for part of our trip to Disney World down in Florida, and that they might even come on the cruise with us!!
I had attempted to get a big group together - pulling friends and family from across the country - but as usual it was coming down to just us. So this was definitely very fun news!
We've also got other friends and family who happen to have all relocated down in Florida, that we will be excited to see. So of course we'll need to squeeze in some time for a few visits here and there!
The schedule on that trip is going to be pretty tight, as I had to book the trip between a performance here in SoCal and Cosette's birthday. Leaving me only a certain number of days to work with, and in that time we also are going over to NYC and taking a cruise... So needless to say that while we are in Florida you'll pretty much find us at the parks each and every single day we are there! Whew!!
No rest for the weary or perhaps it should be: "No rest for this Travel Junkie!" The remainder of my yesterday was pretty mellow, and between Dominic's classes we hopped over to the Mall to grab a couple of hot drinks and to get my tempered glass screen protector replaced - that investment has been well worth it...
I've had to replace it twice thus far and if I didn't have it then I would've needed a new screen altogether or a new phone or had to go around all GHETTO - which I'm not a fan of!
Ya see the first time it slipped out of my hand while grabbing some sunrise shots on the Charles Bridge in Prague.
And this second time (which probably also covered a third time) was originally from slipping out of my hand while on a ski bus in Colorado and then I chose not to replace it until after all the ski trips...just in case! But before getting over to the mall to fix it, I dropped it once more at the stables and added to the already existing cracked face. Ugh
In any case now it's looks as good as new, and I'm a happy camper :)
TODAY is W2GW and Elisa has added a few fun sounding events for Long Island, NY. And I will go ahead and add a couple here for good 'ol SoCal:
Starting this weekend and running weekends through May 22nd is: The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale, California, is an expansive showcase and celebration of Renaissance times and traditions. Some of the highlighted attractions include jousting performances, lute-lead traditional folk music, wizard shows, Celtic dancing, court-jester comedy shows, a fire circus show, knife throwing demos and a kids kingdom. Click HERE for more info.
Another event that takes place this weekend April 9th and 10th and one that we will be at is: International Children's Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Celebrating the amazing talents of children of many cultures, this festival features West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Persian dance performances. Enjoy performances by an international children’s choir and martial arts demonstrations. Kids of all ages can partake in a percussion circle, face painting, Japanese origami, Native American crafts, and Pacific Islander traditional children’s games.
Come out and watch Dominic and Cosette perform with the International Peace Choir at this fun event! Click HERE for more info.
That's about all for today! Can't wait to see you back here for TBT tomorrow :)
Ciao 4 now, -T
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Dog Festival, Winery Tours, Cycling & Seal Watching
HAPPY HUMP DAY! Wednesday already, and the weather seems to be getting a bit warmer.
Boy, was it a cold one yesterday here in New York!!
As you may have remembered, I was booked for my Grand Concourse Walking Tour in the Bronx a month back and was forced to cancel it because the girls had just had their oral surgery (for their braces) and were still recovering.
I am scheduled once again to go this Friday and it appears (as of today!) that nothing should stand in the way of going!
More about The Grand Concourse and the tour next week!
Today is W2GW and I've got a few interesting suggestions for local places to see and things to do on Long Island during the next few weeks...
OLD WESTBURY Spring Dog Festival Old Westbury Gardens welcomes all dogs for Dog Days! April 16th and 17th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7 to $12. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road. 516-333-0048; oldwestburygardens.org
RIVERHEAD “Brew Crew Cycles,” 14-person group bike tours to the breweries in downtown Riverhead. April 2 through November. Weekends: $35 per person, $450 for full bike booking, weekdays: $30 per person, $350 for full bike. Brew Crew Cycles, 285 Pulaski Street. 631-722-1516; brewcrewcycles.com.
Winemaker's Walk & Tour at Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery Cutchogue. Guided tour of the winery and production facility and wine tasting at Castello di Borghese Vineyard and Winery! Saturdays November-June at 1 PM.
Riverhead Foundation's 2016 Seal Watching Cruises at Captain Lou Fleet Freeport Join the Riverhead Foundation as we sail from 28 Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport, Long Island aboard the Captain Lou Fleet to view winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. 28 Woodcleft Avenue Freeport - 11520 Tel: 631-369-9840 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM Apr 06, 2016 through Apr 14, 2016 (daily)
Today is a day of errands. Kelsey is in desperate need of new school shoes. All of a sudden her foot just grew! I'll be taking her shopping after school and spending a bit of bonding time with my baby!
Now, I'm off for my morning power walk. I was taking two and three power walks a day in Boca these past two weeks, but since getting back to the nasty weather here in New York the past few days, I got off my schedule. So, today, I am getting back in the walking mode!!