Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Wendy, Splinter, Hugh and I had an opportunity to join in on an Architectural Walking tour of Detroit. We learned a lot about the cities cultural center and the Architects and sculptors who helped form the area as we know it. The boys couldn't help but have a little fun on the sculptures out in front of the D.I.A.
Well as we boarded the plane on Thursday to go to NYC, rumors were flying and later confirmed that we would NOT be flying home on Spirit. So we put Sharon's husband Tim to work to find us a rental car or another flight. As it ended up we got a wonderful first class flight home on Delta Airlines and an extra day in NYC. What more can a wooden man ask for?
Friday, June 11, 2010
We started our day at the Chelsea Market where we picked up some goodies to take on a picnic in Central park.
1.) Chelsea Mkt has been built throughout an old meat packing company and it was cool to see how the new fit in with the old, sculpture and photo displays graced the walls of this very cool marketplace.
2.) One of the shops i made a purchase in was Eleni's where i bought a Red Velvet cupcake.
3.) A quick visit to the wine shoppe where Hugh stands on top of canned champagne, dainty straws included.
4.) Archways have been carved out of the existing walls to provide a long walk way to move from shop to shop.
5.) After our picnic in the park we strolled around a bit and ran into a commercial being shot in the "Mall" area of Central Park.
6.) Sharon, Hugh and Dani pose on a bridge in the park with a great view of the skyline.
7.) Near the end of the day we made our way to "High Line" an old "L" train converted to a walking path, Hugh poses with Pier 54 in the background.
8.) One last shot before the sun went completely down, the Empire State Building lit up!
Hugh immediately made friends with our pilots Guy and Torrey and gave them a hand checking the gauges and pushing the throttle on our flight to NYC.
Our first meal in NYC was at place called the Cafeteria where we shared some Polenta, Cornmeal crusted Calamari, Fontina Mac & Cheese and some Parmesean Truffle Fries. We a had a fully sleeved mixologist making our cocktails for us.
Hugh and I love this Blue Prairie Flax that i acquired by mistake when I took a clump of daisy's. I planted the 3 scrawny stems last summer and watered it but it was nearly dead and at that time I had no idea what it was. Well this summer within weeks of sprouting it was 2 feet high and produced these beautiful periwinkle colored five petal flowers. Each day as the wind blows each petal falls to the ground like confetti and every morning it has a hundred new flowers on it. It has done this everyday since.
Hugh makes his directorial debut while filming a "Game Responibly" short for a youtube campaign about - duh "gaming responibly". These shorts are the brain child of Chris (Crystal's friend from school) There is also a scene that precedes this video you can watch. To see the video clip follow this link:
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Well it seems that Hugh is going to be on a medical leave to have his arm repaired. It just so happens that Hugh can not put his hand over his heart when he says the "Pledge of Allegiance". So until Hugh is back on his feet or at least has two hands to work with Hugh Too will be stepping in on his behalf. (Thanks again Meme & Rich for sending him to me from Tennessee)