Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Leaving Glen Cove

#218 Metro Bistro goodbye dinner with Carla

Turning the keys over to Laura & Justin

New neighbors, old friends.

Project. We bought this piece about 1978 in Cold Spring Harbor. 

AH brand was too old, we could not mix it even with electric beater. Switched to Annie Sloan.

Maybe our postal carrier can help us decide on a color or at least execute an intervention.

I'm a novice shopper after all!

#219 @ Cheesecake Factory with Page, Nicole, me, & Bridgit

Shaking things up.

Color Change. Wax on. Wax off. Wax on. Is there a mediator in the house?

For Amy Joy.

Thinking this would be nice...ask primate.

#220. My version of Snake River Grill's Potato Pancake with Michel Blanchet's smoked salmon, sour cream, & shallot.
Autumnal craving for pumpkin cheesecake.








#215 @ Urban Farmhouse


#216. My attempt at roasted mushrooms, Wyoming Whiskey, & rosemary garlic confit ala Four Seasons, Jackson Hole


 #217 Millie's Diner

Saturday, March 5, 2016

One Final Hurdle

I was counting on Brian (our Yellow Stone guide) to dissuade Bridgit, our fearless team leader, from showing up for the rafting trip. He did tell her that someone always falls in, but it would take more than that to cross it off Bridgit's to do list.  I'm glad she stuck to her guns cause the last hurdle, the Snake River Rafting Trip with Sands led by Matt, turned out to be a piece of cake. We all got wet but Nicole took the brunt at the front of the raft!  Rapids were exciting and the scenery was beautiful. The hardest part was putting on and taking off the wet suit.

We arrived in town the weekend of Jackson's annual art festival. Art, Jewelry, Music, and Taste of the Titans were sprawled around Town Square. It was an incredible introduction to Wyoming. After shopping, browsing to our hearts content, and meeting Tenley at her booth, we walked over to Western Design Show Exhibit Sale at the Snow King Center. Amy and Bridgit entered into coma-like trances because of the staggering numbers of Western Boots available to try on!

Our favorite two stores, we returned to again and again, were Gifts of the Earth and Lee's Tees both conveniently attached to Starbucks's.  Hey, we're not so high maintenance after all.

You really can't count the dinner at the Four Seasons #213, it was a familial obligation.

Or that we ate at #214,

it was recommended by family and we couldn't get Pinky G's Pizzeria to answer the phone. We did have a snack at Pearl St. Bagels and we showed some restraint and passed on Thai Me Up.

Last Day. I did not manage to pedal but thought of Primate when I took the photo.

My timing was excellent. Primate spent his time doing this while I was in Wyoming!

Friday, March 4, 2016


Our Chauffer and Brian our guide took us on a great adventure.
Willow Flats behind Jackson Lake Lodge.
Pit Stop @Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park including some very nice shops. 

Looking for a parking space @ Old Faithful

Old Faithful Inn, Cozy lunch served by Brian and our chauffeur!

Old Faithful starting to bubble.

photo courtesy Bridgit.

On the way home the excitement escalates!
Thanks Brian! photo courtesy Yellow Stone Day Tours

photo courtesy Yellow Stone Day Tours

Headed our way and all hell breaks loose with Park Rangers chasing down overzealous tourists. photo courtesy Yellow Stone Day Tours.

photo courtesy Yellow Stone Day Tours

I was rack challenged on the bus.

His partner. No rack, nobody interested!