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Friday, August 29, 2014

We're having a good time in Philadelphia, seeing family as well as all kinds of interesting places. Today we spent time at the Japanese House - so beautiful, so peaceful!

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MCFITZ2 8/30/2014 12:34AM

    What a peaceful setting. We have been in Philly, but this place was not on our radar. Have a grand time.

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/30/2014 12:05AM

    My mom is in Philly right now, it's her favorite city to visit. So jealous you got to see Book of Mormon. I wanna see that so bad. One of these days!

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I'm a featured interview on a travel blog!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

There's this website, Travel Fashion Girl ( ) that is wonderful, full of all kinds of ideas and advice on minimalizing your travel wardrobe, multi-wear items, all that stuff.

I did her online interview, was accepted, and I'm this month's interview!!!! I feel famous!!!

Here's the link:

Check her out!!!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/29/2014 7:26AM

    I LOVE this! and now I know your backstory. Somehow I thought you had a great job with a lot of travel included (and time to site see).
I've bookmarked the site for our next trips.

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SUSANNAH31 8/29/2014 6:12AM

    Lots of interesting ideas for travel. Thanks for that.
I really like your invented idea of using small bags for toiletries.
Congrats on the published interview!


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PHEBESS 8/28/2014 12:52PM

    LOL Eddy! Hard to believe I'm 60 and still stuck in cute! (I'm trying so hard to be sophisticated, but somehow not quite there yet!)

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EDDYMEESE 8/28/2014 12:09PM

    I loved this! Great interview and you are so stinkin' cute :)

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GOANNA2 8/27/2014 9:42AM

    Hi Phebes. That was such a great interview.
I guess you are really famous now.
Keep travelling and having fun. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 8/26/2014 6:24PM

    What a super interview -- you absolutely have this travelling fashionista thing nailed!!!

Especially love that evening bag/cosmetic bag trick!

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SUSIEPH1 8/26/2014 1:39PM

    Hey Phebe .. That's just great! ..congratulations ...
Love and Hugs Susie xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/26/2014 11:41AM

    How cool is that!!! I just love that picture of you with the Koala!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 8/26/2014 11:24AM

    Very nice! I loved your travel vehicle--could you tell us more about it?

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Just a day in the park - or two parks -

Sunday, August 24, 2014

with two carousels. Had a great day, even though it was our last day in New York.

With views of the Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building at night, and the classic carousel in Central Park!

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SUSIEPH1 8/25/2014 7:03PM

    Loved your photos .. Thank you for sharing .. Hugs Susie xx emoticon

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PHEBESS 8/25/2014 2:56PM

    We had a great time, but left on Sunday.

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/25/2014 8:52AM

    I love the hat rack. Looks like you guys had a nice day!

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WENDYJM4 8/25/2014 8:42AM

    awesome photos thank you

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GOANNA2 8/25/2014 7:35AM

    I love NY. Thanks for the memories and loved
your blog and the photos. emoticon

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    You can come to New York again if you can name the lions and be clear on which is which.

I love the pic of you as Alice in Wonderland riding White Rabbit.

I thought you were staying 'til Tuesday and signed in again before going to bed to suggest some restaurants you might like if they were on your path tomorrow. Just in case, here's kosher Bukharan upstairs in the diamond district for lunch.

There's also Mendy's glatt kosher deli. Never been there, but it's well-known and has a large, loyal clientele. 34th St. & Park Ave.

Otherwise, imagine me standing on the platform at Penn Station. As your train begins to pull out, we wave and laugh.

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PLATINUM755 8/24/2014 10:48PM

    NYC...awesome place. Love the pics. They made me a little homesick but it was followed with smiles!

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MILLISMA 8/24/2014 10:48PM

    Just looked at the photos on your blog.....gorgeous. It's been some time since I've actually visited the city. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip!

hugs....Mary Anne

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SWEDE_SU 8/24/2014 10:17PM

    whenever we visit new york (my home town) we always wind up at central park, or a park in queens. guess that's why i left the big city for the wilderness...

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More New York!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

We're having so much fun in New York, we decided to stay two extra days! Having a great time - and I even met up with a Sparkie! Not only did we spend four hours talking, we both took away part of our meal - now THAT is a good Spark meeting, LOL!!!!

So this is the view from our hotel room:

Yes, that is the Empire State Building. You should see it at night! Wow!

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GOANNA2 8/24/2014 3:41AM

    I love NY. thanks for sharing the lovely photos.
Glad you were able to meet up with a Spark friend.
Enjoy the rest of your time there. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 8/23/2014 7:19AM

    awesome photo. thanks for sharing

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    But how long do you think my leftover blintzes lasted? No matter, so good.

Haven't been there, but Les Halles has a good rep.

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WATERMELLEN 8/23/2014 5:04AM

    Gotta get back to New York -- you remind me of how vibrant and fun a city it is!

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SUSIEPH1 8/23/2014 2:52AM

    Thank you for sharing .. Just love the photos xx hugs xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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USMAWIFE 8/23/2014 12:53AM

    I was born and raised in Queens and miss New York so much wanting to go back a lot.
enjoy the rest of your trip

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We're enjoying New York

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Having a wonderful time as well as new adventures in New York - we both grew up nearby, so it always feels kind of like home.

And a few artistic rendings (not mine) of the city:

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WENDYJM4 8/23/2014 7:20AM


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WATERMELLEN 8/22/2014 4:40PM

    New York is a great city and this is such a fun blog capturing both its quirky urbanity and the possibility of real connection with individuals!!

No wonder you've decided to stay longer . . .

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/22/2014 8:39AM

    Wow so neat! You should paint that sunflower picture you took. Looks like a painting already!

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TARABEAR 8/21/2014 1:00PM

    NYC is so amazing! I love your art teacher coincidence!

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    Vus? Going to the Carnegie without me?
Enjoy your stay.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/21/2014 6:28AM

    Thanks for the memories. At first I thought the shining tower was the Chrysler building, but that's further downtown. Great photos!

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SUSIEPH1 8/21/2014 4:38AM

    emoticon for sharing .. Hugs xxx emoticon

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GOANNA2 8/21/2014 4:11AM

    I love NY. Great photos, thank you! glad you
are having nice weather. emoticon

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