Winterthur Grounds

So the day after Vanessa’s dinner, some of us met up at Winterthur to see the Downton exhibit again and wander the grounds. I didn’t really have anything to wear in cold weather in the right period, nor do my knees do well with a lot of walking in heels or costume shoes, I opted for muggle clothes. Beth, on … Continue Reading →


So this happened last night…

So here’s a thing that happened last night! I totally sang with Guster. You know, no big – just one of my favorite bands and one of my fav songs, in front of like 200 people in DC. (Also the whole show was super fun and awesome all around!) Apologies for what is essentially a FB repost, but it was … Continue Reading →


Greensboro Adventure, part 2 – Paul McCartney

So when I last posted, we were going to try to surprise Janine with Katie’s appearance at the Paul McCartney concert. Despite the fact that there were multiple pay lots near the Colliseum, somehow we ended up in the same lot. We hid Katie behind everyone else, and Janine walked towards us apparently thinking “why are they all just standing … Continue Reading →


Greensboro Adventure, part 1

So Paul McCartney added a concert to his tour in Greensboro, NC and Janine and I decided to get tickets. Doug was kind of apathetic about the concert, so right away, Katie and I started scheming to try to work it out so that Katie could come in his place – and we would surprise Janine. Because of the complication … Continue Reading →


First Aid Kit

We were lucky enough to get a second chance to see First Aid Kit recently in DC. They played at Lisner Auditorium at GW University in DC. I was able to snag 4th row seats so we had a pretty good view, though not as close as we were for the 9:30 Club. A lot less standing, which was good … Continue Reading →


Sunset Eclipse

So a couple of weeks ago, there was a partial solar eclipse that was due to be a sunset eclipse in our area. If you recall, a couple of years ago, some friends and I went out to Arizona to watch a sunset annular eclipse. This one we were able to watch from the roof of Building 34 at work. … Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Patch

Here’s some photos from our annual trip the pumpkin patch. Some nice butterflies this time! Love these blue pumpkins! Squashes! Pumpkin pie recipe!


Ida McKinley dress

They had a new dress up at the Magic Kingdom Hall of Presidents (new to me anyway) – Ida McKinley’s gorgeous black lace pigeon-front dress.


Corn Maze

The second annual running of the corn maze! It was super fun except for the part where I got stung on the lip by a yellow jacket that landed on my hot cider without me realizing it. This year’s theme was the War of 1812. Alex and Holly doing American Gothic Crazy newlyweds! Group shot! You can see my lip … Continue Reading →


Disney Food & Wine (Sunday)

We were up late again at the fireworks, so we were slow again in the morning. We hit Epcot for an early lunch! No, this wasn’t lunch. I saw him on line for food though! More grapefruit beer! Australia: Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle and Rapini (good!); Grilled Lamp Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (good!); Pavlova … Continue Reading →


Disney Food & Wine (Saturday)

We were up late at the Mickey Halloween party (we closed it down pretty much) so we took a it a bit slow Saturday morning. We had an early lunch at Epcot. We started with Italy: Ravioli alla caprese: cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil (good!) ; Filetto di pollo, con funghi al marsala: chicken tenderloin, cremini mushrooms, … Continue Reading →


Disney Food & Wine! (Friday night)

Friday night we headed to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! I love seeing the Magic Kingdom all lit up for Halloween! No Headless Horseman in the parade, sadly, because of the weather. But I love the zombie dancers! And the gravediggers: The figurehead on Hook’s ship is pretty! Haunted Mansion!