Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hannah's B'day

My niece Hannah celebrated her birthday this weekend. Below are a few pictures from the celebration:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Birthday week in New York

I went to New York for a work related seminar last week. I stayed at the Barclay Hotel all week. It's in a great location (48th and Park Avenue), within walking distance to most of the top tourist spots. I went to Rockefeller Center and watched the taping of the Today show - weekend version (no Meredith and Matt but did see Lester Holt). I also walked to Time Square, Radio City Music Hall, and Grand Central Station.

My favorite restaurant was Asia de Cuba. The decor is very hip and the food is a fushion of Asia and Latin favorites. It's recommended that you share the portions, so I was able to try quite a few things. The lobster mashed potatoes were my favorite. The best part of the trip was seeing Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. It was awesome. I can't wait to go back and see more shows.

I brought Kirk two t-shirts - NY Giants and a NY Jets. Of course, he liked the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets shirt. I'll probably be wearing the Giants one as pajamas.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

San Antonio

Last week, I spent a few days in San Antonio, TX on business (and a little bit of site-seeing). I stayed at the St Anthony. One morning, we went to Market Square to have breakfast tacos and sweetbread from Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery. As soon as I walked in, I thought about how my niece and nephew would love the bright decor.

I also went to The Alamo. I wanted to see if my opinion of it had changed since 1999. It hasn't. If you blink, you'd miss it.

I forgot to take pictures of the Riverwalk. I walked up and down it many times & even had a few meals along side it but what can I say I wasn't in 100% tourist mode.

I tried a few new restaurants while I was in SA: Rita's on the River and Waxy O'Conors Irish Pub for lunch. For dinner, I ate at The Palm, Yokonyu sushi, and Paesano's. All quite tasty.