Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: QUEENS, NY
Old Skool Home Turf!
Well here we are on the last day of our trip! We're gonna spend it in the company of my Grandma and Dad here is Queens, NY. In the same house that I've been visiting my Grandma at since I was a child - lots of memories here!
Yesterday was also filled with much visiting, as well as a few local errands that needed to be run.
The kids stayed with Grandma.
One errand being the rescue of Dominic's lost scarf! That was quite an interesting experience...
Upon my arrival to the car companies office it had seemed as though no one knew anything about a lost and found department (although I had been contacted by lost and found). So they sent me off to the garage. And boy was that a hoot! Have you ever watched or seen the 1978-1983 TV series TAXI?
Well although this wasn't a cab company - it was like a real life Taxi - they even had their own Danny DeVito character. I stood there wondering if any of them were familiar with the sit-com and realized all the similarities?!
Anyhow, after being a bit entertained, they finally sent me in the "right" direction and the scarf had been returned. Yay!
Scarf in hand!
HERE ARE SOME CLASSIC SIGHTS IN QUEENS:
Upon our arrival back to my Grandma's, Dominic was very happy to be reunited with his scarf and wore it in the house for hours!
Later on in the evening, a cousin had also swung by to visit and hang out with us. We decided to pull out the game Apples to Apples and give it a whirl. Many laughs were had as the game went on...keeping us all up well past what has become our current bedtime. Good times!
Now being that today is W2GW (Where to Go Wednesday) one event that I have to share with you is the LA Chinatown Run/Walk & Bike Ride. An event that both Dave and I will be participating in and have been participating in since 2001 (skipping one year due to my torn MCL).
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Festival WHEN: February 20 & 21, 2016 WHERE:943 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Two Days of Festival and Unlimited Fun! Whether it be traditional Chinese music ensembles, Korean performance troupes, Vietnamese folk dance, Japanese taiko drummers, Lion Dancers, Latin Jazz or funk and soul bands – the Firecracker Festival has consistently showcased its goal in building community through celebrating the many facets of Arts and Culture in Los Angeles.
Now check out this interesting event that is taking place right in the heart of Los Angeles:
Air + Style WHEN: February 20 & 21, 2016 WHERE: 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles The two day festival features music on two stages along with art, fashion, and technology exhibits, and the world’s best snowboarders going head to head on Air + Style’s signature 16 story high snowboard jump. Witness big air and big music headliners during Shaun White's two-day ski and snowboarding fest at Expo Park. The centerpiece of the extreme sport showcase is a massive ski slope that—as much as we would've loved to see it towering above the rim of the Coliseum—will occupy a field adjacent to the stadium. Snowboarders take to the slope on Saturday with J. Cole and HAIM headlining the music stages, with the finals on Sunday along with Incubus and Big Grams. General Admission tickets run between $75 - $150 for either a one or two day ticket. And kids under 10 get in FREE with a ticketed adult! (One child per adult) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
The temps this weekend are forecasted to be in the 70's-80's!! I'm not quite sure how they are gonna get the snow not to melt?! I hope that they will be skiing/riding in shorts and tee shirts!
After reading about these lovely adventures, it brings back memories of Dave and I sailing around in the Azores, with my behind the wheel! Ahhh how wonderful it was. Looking forward to our next trip to the AZORES!!!
Catch ya back here tomorrow from a very warm SoCal. -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 31 DAYS
From Southampton to Queens
Well hello there and Greetings from Queens, New York!
Flushing, to be exact!
That's right, I finally made it to the Lewis H. Lattimer House!! Yay - I've been trying to get to this historic Queens Museum for over three weeks.
And I'm happy to report, I made it today!
I'll give you the full run down tomorrow!
My day started off getting all three girls to riding camp. As I had mentioned in earlier blogs this week, Gianna and Kelsey and I are staying at our friends' house in Southampton this week while the girls attend riding camp for Winter Break.
Considering that I had to drive into Queens to hit the museum today, I was the official taxi service to the barn.
Let me digress here for a minute...with all the snow and then the downpour of rain yesterday, the parking lot and area around the stables was so gross and muddy!! YUK!!
Hopefully, the sunshine today will dry it all out so that walking about later in the day and the rest of the week will be a bit easier.
The girls did great yesterday! All three of them!
Kelsey makes me so proud with her riding and her jumping. In fact, their trainer was working on some important training moves for "showing" this Summer!
It was such a good idea to have them do camp this week - there is a very small group (only 3 to 4), so the attention they are getting is incredible!
Additionally, riding 6 days in a row mid-year between daily Summer camps will push their skills along.
Hard to believe it's Wednesday already and we are half-way through our vacation week!
I'm so proud of Kelsey - she has a "biography" book report project due next week, for which she has chosen Walt Disney.
The library was out of the children's books, so I was forced to get a "young adult" book which is close to 200 pages. She is half-way through! I know she will complete the book by the end of the week, which will allow her to finalize the report in no time.
What's really been nice about this week is that each night after dinner, all three girls take an hour to go do their respective work - Gianna works on her math, Kelsey reads and Sophia practices her violin.
Then, they all get back together for a few hours to hang out and edit their videos from the day's filming for the Dream Come True Farm YouTube Channel.