Monday, July 6, 2009

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. "

What a journey. We drove to Pennsylvania to visit family, the Jersey Shore, and then drove the Harley through New York to upstate New York and Vermont. We ate our way through Jersey and NY, (the best pizza and hot dogs in the world!) - and rode our Harley through the back roads of Upstate New York and Vermont. What a blast! We laughed, we cursed (!), we explored, we argued, and we re-connected. Who could ask for anything more?

If you're interested - here are some of the highlights...

Times Square - Blaise & Cathie

Feets in NYC....
Blaise's childhood home on the Jersey Shore in a beautiful old time seashore neighborhood....

A Giant pallet with a Vermont battle ground scene just outside of the memorial pictured on the pallet which we went to the tippy top....

Thunderstorms - around every turn. All the way from PA to VT. Time to put on the rain gear. Thanks to Acey giving me a head's up about the weather, we bought rain gear - and we used it EVERY DAY! We didn't let the thunder or lightening stop us...



Moosefest in Vermont..... Mooses everywhere....

Isn't she pretty???

The view from the back of the Harley on the ride to Vermont....

I loved this little quote on the stairs to someone's little cottage at the Jersey Shore....
I want to do this on my stairs one day...

I love this picture of Brina.... lounging on the beach at the Jersey Shore where her daddy grew up.

OMG! Pinkberry at Greenwich Village. It's all I dreamed about and more. Pinkberry exists in only in two places in the country - NYC and California. Oh please come to NC.


MOMA (Museum of Modern Art in NYC)

MOMA in NYC
Broadway - larger than life....
We met new friends everywhere. This little guy was watching the parade (or Sabrina!) in NYC...

MOMA - NYC
MOMA - NYC (torn pieces of paper and books?)
MOMA - NYC (Oh how I miss John Lennon)
Times Square....

Washington Square in Greenwhich Village. We sat there for over an hour - people watching. But as is usually the case, the person I found the most fascinating -- was Sabrina....

Another view from the "back" of the Harley...

My man is Hottttt......

Another friend I met outside of a hunting and fishing store in upstate NY.
Roadside break in Vermont.... Blaise was looking at the map..... and I was making more friends... Alas, we're back in NC. And while our adventure was amazing......

be it ever so humble....
there's NO place like HOME.

17 comments:

katie jane said...

OK, I'm stumped; where did you put Sabrina on a motorcycle? Do you have a sidecar?
This looks like a VERY fun and awsome trip, but I could never get Mr. katiejane to go on that long of a trip on a bike. Not sure my butt could stand it either.
Love the pictures from MOMA. Thanks for sharing, Cathie. It was fun.

3rdEyeMuse said...

that looks like an AMAZING trip (rainy weather and all) ... glad you had such a good time, great food & re-connecting. :)

welcome home!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a fun trip. For me it was more fun watching some one else take it. LOL I am with Katie, Just where DID you put Sabrina? Great memories.

Mary said...

Hey girlfriend! I'm glad you are home again safe and sound. It sounds (and looks) like an awesome trip. I'm glad you had a good time. What is it with the girls and the jumping? I must have 10 photos of Molly doing the exact same thing :O).

ACey said...

well irony being what it is, the weather has been 80% sunny since you left new england! Glad the warning was helpful though. We sure did get a lot of rain ...

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Cathie, great to share your trip and glad to know that you all had such a lovely time, come rain or shine. Bye for now. Lesley

word verification? 'wings'

~Babs said...

Great trip pics Cathie, I enjoyed them all!
We just returned after being gone for 9 days also, and nope, I've mailed no more books. I believe Lynn, (who mails to me) has been on vacation too. So,,,we could get several just any day now.
:-D

Pursuing Art... said...

What a fun trip, Cathie! Your pics are fantastic...each and every one!!! Love the picture of Sabrina on the beach and her jumping in the air...she is too cute! That is a great shot of you and Blaise and enjoyed the MOMA pictures.

Glad you had a time and enjoyed your trip, laughed, re-connected and didn't let the weather stand in your way!

Welcome back...there truly is NO place like HOME!!! XO ~Lisa

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

You seem to have packed in a bit of everything on this trip: big city, rural country, seashore...glad you had fun and arrived home safely. Knew you would love the MOMA!

soulbrush said...

great trip, great photos, you are lovely and brina is too. hugs.

Carolyn said...

HELLO YOU! So nice to see you had a great time, lots of family bonding and motorcycle fun. Your pictures are amazing and ooze with love!!!!

ps. You look amazing! Hope you didn't go and spoil it by eating too much pinkthingy, maybe it's a good job they don't have it in NC!!!

Hugs

Michelle said...

wonder if we passed each other on the road ... we just got home Sun night. Let's get together soon - maybe Page Walker??? xo

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

ps. last message was ME!

Cestandrea said...

GREAT PICTURES!
And when I think that just some weeks ago I stood in the MOMA where Sabrina is standing :) Thanks so much for sharing your trip, which really looks wonderful. (I know you are a countrygirl but isn't the MOMA worth the trip?) Love your shoes...
love
Andrea

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

oh my GOODNESS I don't know where to start!

Brina, very pretty picture (even more beautiful GIRL).

Scrolling, scrolling..

(I'm dancing to your blog now)

LOVE these shots, lil glimpses into your world..

HARLEY through NY, you are ADVENTUROUS!

ok, I'm overdosing on your fun now..

keep it coming!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

a long, long long commment and
BLOGGER ate it.

Not cool blogger.

not cool.

Lynette said...

What an amazing trip, wooo thanks for sharing all those great photos! Ha, it seems like everyone has been traveling lately, we just got back from the mountains Sunday night and you're soo right, there's no place like home!

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