Tuesday, November 29, 2011


What's a girl to do with a 10 hour layover at JFK

 besides eat pizza
by really tall buildings
that isn't a waste of time (ah jeez, people).
I grabbed some tickets to the 9/11 memorial preview site
 I remember being in the city for NYE 2000 and taking photos of the twin towers in this spot.
 9/11 Memorial - World Trade Center - North Pool - Ground Zero

 South Pool

Kiosks that allow visitors to look for location of names at the memorial pools.
These signs posted outside the construction zone pretty much sum up the feeling you get from visiting the site. God bless America, the innocent who lost their lives, and the heros who protect our country.

Monday, November 28, 2011


There was one place in Boston we didn't visit yesterday that was on my list so we went back today.

Fenway Park...America's most beloved ballpark.
Home of the Boston Red Sox.
This is what it looks like during the off-season.
Celebrating 100 years in just a few months.
Green monster seats
oldest seats in the house
We were able to tour the park (Yankees jokes included in price)
I was almost as excited as Jimmy Fallon's character in the movie Fever Pitch.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


It seems Bostonians are very serious about their political stance.
I found this bench inside an Uno (PS I know I'm not in Chicago, but their deep dish pizzas are pretty much AMAZING).

In town I found this gem.
I didn't stand here...

instead I rode the donkey.
Still not sure which party that is in favor of though.
**No democrats or republicans were hurt in the photographing of this event**

Saturday, November 26, 2011

An afternoon in BEAN TOWN

A quick morning trip to Boston, Mass, brought us this fun in Beacon Hill:

A stop at the Cheers bar. Where nobody really knew my name (except the people I walked in with).

Really old statues
(Paul) Revere bells
surviving brick walkways in heels (how'd the pioneers do this?!) at the Faneuil Hall marketplace. 

to see New England's largest holiday tree

and dine on tasty treats.
(cannoli from Mike's Pastry, Celtic carmel hot chocolate, and Bruegger's Bagels)

Friday, November 25, 2011


This thanksgiving I'm thankful for my family in New Hampshire.

And for heated blankets and slippers...it sure is cold on this side of the country!
*Oh, and for you...because you read my blog.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Remember when it seemed ridiculous for people to wake up at 4am to get the doorbuster deal at stores the day after Thanksgiving?

Next, when it seemed ridiculous for the lines to start at 2am?

Then, when camping out overnight was ridiculous?

But many of us did it.

Well, I have a new ridiculous: this photo was taken last night...5 nights before the "Black Friday" sale doors open. Seriously?!

What is in that ad that could be more important than being with your family for a week and enjoying a Thanksgiving day feast?

Friday, November 18, 2011


Want something fun to do if you're not at the theater this weekend battling lines to see the latest sparkly vampire movie? Try paragliding.

There was a hawk flying with us. How many times have you looked down on a hawk?! It was incredible!

Hello Draper Valley
Coming in for a landing
Thank you Cloud 9 Toys for fun-filled, incredibly windy morning with a new perspective.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Once in awhile, I like a good eat. Here are a few delicious items I have recently found and want to share with my Utah pals.

1. Charlie's Hotdog King - Orem, UT

For those of ya'll who like a good hotdog, I recommend the Panini dog (not pictured).

2. Beyond Glaze - Draper, UT

I like bacon. I like donuts. Why not combine them with some maple frosting?! If that doesn't sound like it's your bag, there are plenty of other pretty and yummy tasting donuts to choose from.

3. Ridley's family market bakery - your local grocer, UT

Three words: coconut pecan cookies. Best I've ever had.