Sharon Springs, NY

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After a few days in Pittsburgh, Mom and I drove our little rental car up to Sharon Springs NY to visit my cousin Jeannette. The drive was pretty quick, 6 hours later and we were in a different state. This … Continue reading

Pittsburgh in the Summer

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A few days after visiting the Marin Civic Center, my mom and I flew to Pittsburgh to visit my grandfather. One of the first days we were in Pittsburgh, we ended up Yelping for a bakery to bring some sweet … Continue reading

Marin Civic Center

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My dad and I are both big Frank Lloyd Wright fans. A few years back I was able to set up a special father’s present of securing tours at the Stanford Hanna House. We had a blast and I’ve been … Continue reading

Nantucket Day 6

Our last day on Nantucket we started out with breakfast at Fog Island Cafe.¬†¬†From there my dad and I browsed a little bit in downtown where I picked up a few things. We went back to the house and packed … Continue reading

Nantucket Day 5

Thursday was a day of sunshine, wind in your face and gorgeous ocean views. We started with breakfast at Downyflake, where I had delicious doughnuts, eggs and bacon. A breakfast of champions for a busy day. My dad brother and … Continue reading

Nantucket Day 4

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Wednesday morning was cool and crisp with a morning full of fog. We started off the day with an hour or two at the beach, and then explored Bartlett’s farms. If I lived on the island, this would be one … Continue reading

Nantucket Day 3

Tuesday morning my dad and I walked down to a local coffeeshop, where we had discovered they made not only an excellent espresso for my father, but a sweet and strong chai for me. Not all coffeeshops have a good chair, so once you find a place, put your feet down and stay a while. The Handlebar Cafe was once of those places. While the interior was charming and comfy, the fresh air and corner garden was where we lounged the most. It had a “secret garden” feel to it with ivy winding around arbors, and small table sets. We spent most of the morning there as my brother slept off his cold.

We looked into a few stores, and walked down to the pier where all the ferries take off from. We decided to go to the Brotherhood of Thieves for lunch upon recommendation from our at home neighbor, who is now a second year college student, a far cry from the little girl I babysat and came to this island with so many moons ago. I had a fantastic pot pie (i am picky about having a flaky crust and enough filling) along with a yummy summer salad. I had never had Spindrift before, so I might have had two of those with lunch!

Spindrift

We ended up back at the house with a Redbox movie to watch and enjoyed a mellow evening at the house as a family lounging on the couch.

Have you ever had a really good chicken pot pie? Are you particular about the crustiness of your bread as well?

Love,

-S

Nantucket Day 2

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We woke up Monday morning a bit groggy but ready to explore the island. We gathered the family together and walked into town to get something to eat at Black Eyed Susan’s. After they had been recommended by two friends, … Continue reading

Nantucket Day 1

So we had spoken to a few friends that had been to Nantucket many times, and they recommended we fly JetBlue. We ended up taking a red-eye from San Francisco to JFK, and then took a smaller plane from JFK … Continue reading

Nantucket Trip

Hello Friends! I will be doing longer posts with more photos on the various activities we did, but I created this fun short little vlog of our family trip to Nantucket two weeks ago. We had a blast when we … Continue reading