I'm on a High, on a High, there's nothing ore to it!
Hello there Everyone! What a fabulous weekend I'm coming off of...
Yesterday after quite a lovely morning and squeezing in a few extra "shots" to catch the gorgeous rays that illuminated our corner apartment...
We checked out of the Landmark Chateau Marmont and because of the GREAT time we had I'm already in search of when I can do another stay-cation getaway in my very booked up calendar!
Truth is that for anything more than just a one nighter, I don't think I can squeeze it in until APRIL 2016! No joke my calendar is that packed. But it is packed with fun, it's packed with travel, it's packed with adventure, and it's packed with upcoming performances that the kids have been rehearsing for.
Speaking of their performances, after having a wonderful Sunday brunch at Gracias Madre that is exactly where we headed to...
An International Peace Choir Concert that I was so fortunate to manage to get the kiddos a carpool to!
I was also so lucky to have not missed more than just their entrance...we hit so much traffic all weekend that everything took much longer then it should've and we were running late on a number of reservations, but in the end everything worked out wonderfully and I literally ran in just in nick of time to catch Dominic's solo to open the concert. Whew!
After a successful performance that received much praise it was Dominic's idea to go to Stax - Cookie Bar for some well deserved ice cream sandwiches!
Our Sunday was no where near over and still going strong as we went to Kohl's to check out their Veteran's Day sale, I cooked dinner, and we even managed to go to the movies to see the new James Bond Film - Spectre. Which very well might be Daniel Craig's last time playing the dashing British Secret Service agent.
With a few less gizmos and gadgets, but no shortage of chase scenes and things blowing up, the film kept us all on the edge of our seats and wide awake for the late night showing. DC had even noted that this was his favorite James Bond film to date!!
As you know (if you've been following along) I had a number of reviews planned for this past weekend and sadly not all of them are good... You'll know what I'm talking about soon.
But as far as the Dances of Peru show went on Saturday night it was a delight - and as promised this afternoon I will be posting several very colorful pictures and a brief overview/review for you to enjoy - check back for the link or find it on our home page under Entertainment Reviews!
It's gonna be a stables type of day for us, and as far as tonight goes, we have choir rehearsal as usual, and I have a bored (oh um Board) meeting. The rest of the week we'll be on a regular schedule, plus lots of packing and planning for our weekend getaway to Joshua Tree National Park - which I will go into more detail with you tomorrow, on TRAVELIN' TUESDAY!
Cheers to a wonderful day! -T
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November - lovely as ever
Welcome to a new week!
I can hardly believe we are in the second week of November! What makes it all the more difficult to comprehend this fact, is just how lovely and unseasonably warm the weather has been!
This is a pretty exciting week for me.
First of all, the girls have off for Veterans Day on Wednesday. I'm not sure what fun stuff we'll be doing...going to discuss this with them later this afternoon.
Maybe a movie; maybe some shopping. They have already asked if they could, once again, go to the barn. Normally, I wouldn't mind, but something tells me, we'll want to use the day off to get some errands done.
Thursday, I will be going to see China Doll on Broadway starring Al Pacino. Cannot wait!! As you may remember, I purchased these tickets back in the Summer as soon as I heard about this limited engagement.
And the week will end with us leaving for Boston on Friday for our weekend historic trip. I was so thrilled that the kids' teachers were so enthusiastic about this trip - the historic knowledge they will gain from visiting so many sites!
They even found a way to weave an assignment in for missing two days of school - a personal account of the trip. Gianna's teacher, knowing how much she loves to make videos, said she could submit either a written or a video report!! What forward thinking teachers.
I'll be chatting in greater detail about the sites we are going to visit in tomorrow's blog for Travelin' Tuesday!
Love this quote from Mary Baker Eddy, who is the founder of the the Church of Christ, Scientist, whose library which contains the Mapparium
This is on my itinerary for my Boston trip this weekend and I am heartbroken to have just learned that this exhibit WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS during the month of November!!! I am sooo disappointed!! ugh.
Mapparium in the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston
So, here is my wish list for the rest of the month of November - some things I plan to accomplish "travel" and sightseeing wise: The Bronx!! The borough from which both sides of my family lived for many years!
Yes, there are a number of tours that I want to partake, which I'll tell you all about on W2GW (Where to Go Wednesday), this week!
Yesterday was totally fun... the girls had an amazing time at the barn for their private lesson. They all excelled riding, doing the course and jumping. Here's a sampling...