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Stuck on a LAYOVER in Denver
Hello Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY to you all!
I'm actually sitting here at the airport in Denver when I should be in Montana!!!
This is what happens with flight delays and long layovers...
I've found myself a fairly quiet place without much foot traffic - if you can believe that!
So aside from sitting in the airport longer than what should be; I'm doing A-OK and keeping myself busy - as should be expected knowing the busy bee that I can be.
Amongst everything I'm keeping busy with - I'm here working on the finishing touches of this road trip as well as all the amazing details for beautiful Croatia...which I'll share with you on a later date.
LET'S TALK THIS MONTANA TO NEW JERSEY ROAD TRIP
Yup folks, I'll be driving from Missoula, Montana all the way to New Jersey - by way of Minneapolis, Chicago, Centre Hall, PA - where is that you might be asking?!
Well from what looked up there's actually not all that much going on in Centre Hall, PA. We all know that I'm not much a fan of the BORING & DULL...
So then what can it be that is drawing me to such a place???
I'll give you a wee bit before I continue to come up with any guesses.
Gonna grab a fresh OJ and then I'll be back!
Found a Jamba Juice. Ahhhh this is just what I needed!!
Now where was I...
Oh yea, Centre Hall, PA
Did you find a reason why I would add this to our itinerary?
Well folks, it's all about Penn's Caves!!
Penn's Cave has been a curiosity to me for a few years now. Ever since Elisa was researching our 2016 planned Chicago Bound road trip - that didn't exactly work out - but just back in May when I was doing another road trip that took me to NYC for the 5 Boro Bike Ride and it was then that I was reminded of this curious cavern.
And while there are many stories and legends that surround Penn's Cave, to me it is all about visiting this historic cave because it is the nation's only all- water cavern.
Doesn't that sound cool? It definitely sounds cool to me.
And considering that the outside temps will be in the 90's for my entire drive and all it's stops, I am looking quite forward to cooling down in the "cool" caves!
Other stops along this fun road trip will be;
GOING TO MY 27TH MLB STADIUM - TARGET FIELD (Minnesota Twins)
GOING TO WRIGLEY FIELD - MY VERY FAVORITE BALLPARK!
Hanging out in Chicago, going to the Chicago Diner (for their award winning shakes) and visiting with my dear friend Priscilla.
And these are just a few of the fun adventures that I'll be having along the way.
Well, it's finally about time that I have a flight to catch.
See you in Montana!
These weeks just fly by! The weather is much nicer today - the temps are a bit more comfortable.
Me and my girls will be headed to the Garden City Promenade once again tonight, as we did last week. It's really a nice way to spend a Friday night and get some good food in the process.
So, here's the deal guys! - I didn't make it to Wave Hill last night. I am really upset about it - At around 2pm, I started to experience a really BAD stomach ache. I took some of my usual natural remedies and ate very light throughout the rest of the day. But, unfortunately, the pain only got worse.
My instinct is that I was having a bit of a delayed emotional reaction to the past month's ordeal with dealing with the loss of my Dad. I think it just hit me and needed to be released.
In terms of Wave Hill, I'm planning on getting back there within the week. What a summer this has been!!
Moving right along, I've got another weekend filled with house showings and hopefully, some working out at the gym.
Today I have something a bit different for you. In lieu of my usual vegan recipe, I thought I would share a super fun article I came across in Inside Hook, about 5 great bars around the world!!
Now, with it being Friday and all, it seems only fitting to begin the weekend with a look inside Writer David Coggins' mind for what made his Top 5 Favorite Bars!!
If you are not familiar with David Coggins, he is the NYTimes best-selling author of two books, Men and Manners and Men and Style.
He is greatly respected for his opinions about menswear, design and travel, having been featured in Esquire, the Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast Traveler (among others).
So, let's see what his list includes:
Bar Suzuki — Tokyo, Japan
What he loves about it: “It’s on the fifth floor or something like that, which is typical of bars in Tokyo. It’s a small room (also typical) and doesn’t seem to have changed since the 1970s, though it’s imitating the 1950s. A lot of dark wood paneling. Possibly a little more cigarette smoke than you want, but what can you do?”
La Crèmerie — Paris, France
What he loves about it: “This is a wine store and wine bar that also serves food. It’s got a wonderful relaxed setting, there are about six tables and four seats at the bar. They serve a few small dishes — you can get a bottle of wine to go, but I stay and try a lot of different things.”
Banzarbar — New York, NY
(Yay - one in NYC!!)
What he loves about it: “It’s a small bar — I should say I love small bars. It’s easy to have a real conversation, it’s intimate (you need a reservation). The décor is great, it might be described as colonial Dutch (but more fun than that!).”
Chez Jay — Santa Monica, CA
(One near Tanya too!!)
What he love about it: “An incredible old low-key bar with red and white tablecloths and a mysterious dish called Steak Sinatra. I like a bar that’s full at 11 a.m. on Sunday.”
Monte Carlo — Minneapolis, MN
What he loves about it: “A Minneapolis institution. They serve good food in a lovely dining room. But the bar is great, famous for having hundreds of bottles of liquor.”
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