I love New York. Maybe it’s because I was born in New Jersey and lived my pre-K years with a view of the Manhattan skyline. Or maybe it’s just because NYC is awesome. There’s always something new to see–and taste! For me last weekend, that was at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop (East Village) Order the Salty Pimp (don’t be shy) Chocolate dipped soft serve injected with salted caramel (even the cone–which can be gluten free if you… Read more »

My road trip smile. First stop: Staten Island, NY to visit dear daughter. This is the view of the Statue of Liberty from the ferry. Frugal road trippers take note: the Staten Island ferry is FREE!   We dodged lots of tourists and bicycles walked the Brooklyn Bridge with our daughter. After a night as guests in our child’s teeny tiny but oh so cute studio apartment, my hub and I headed north.   If my phone’s camera could roll its eyes… Read more »