We spent 4 wonderful fun-filled days in San Francisco to bring in 2017. We were accompanied by our partners-in-crime, B and J. In brief, here are daily descriptions of what we did (Days 1-2)! Day 1 UNION SQUARE: Landed at SFO. Lunch at Hogwash in Union Square (because not much else was open on that day…… Continue reading San Francisco: Eating our way through Union Square and the Mission
A peek into our weekend trip to Washington DC from October 30-31. We drove in to meet college friends and enjoyed seeing the Virginia suburbs and the city of Ballston, VA (neighborhood of Arlington county). Ballston is a common place for many DC workers to live (Metro accessible) and it’s filled with many high-rise apartment complexes…… Continue reading A 24 hour “bite” of DC
Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016. I have very happy memories of going up to the White Mountains many autumn seasons to see the foliage pop and have been to Vermont a few times to appreciate the “Green”Mountains burst into color. Given the possibility of a 3 day weekend, I decided to take Alex to relive some foliage…… Continue reading 48 hours of Leaf Peeping in Woodstock, VT
We’ve been getting a good amount of exercise each day by walking to and from the hospital- about a 50 minute walk/saunter each way (apparently you burn 100 calories per mile, our route is about 2.5 miles), so not bad. We pass this awesome discount supermarket which is close to the hospital and we’ve been…… Continue reading Pasta, Vino- Va Bene!
Favignana Sunday morning we take a ferry to the nearby island of Favignana. There are many small islands around the western coast, but our coworkers suggested this one as perfect for an outing and some bike riding. I’ve never noticed this on the east coast, but when you look out onto the ocean in Sicily,…… Continue reading Favignana- swimming in the Terranean Sea!
For our first weekend trip, we decided to visited the western side of Sicily- to the small town on a peninsula (Trapani), the medieval fortress town on the mountain above (Erice), and the butterfly shaped island nearby (Favignana)- pretty ambitious, but in the end we enjoyed it all at a leisurely pace! (such is the…… Continue reading Medieval Fortresses and endless sea…
Some miscellaneous but fun pictures of our time so far here. Nightlife in Italy happens mainly around the weekend, but we’ve found that Wednesday (hump day) is quite the happening time as well. We basically take a walk into the city every night- the weather’s perfect, and we don’t have to walk too far from…… Continue reading Italian Nightlife and Pastries