Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Road to Montauk Point

You've heard of the Road to Bali, with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.  Without
the sarong and song...we had the
Road to Montauk Point and the lighthouse that lives there.

My cousin Ricky was our tourguide
and decided that we should see the lighthouse
not only up close and personal but from the ocean side. 
It started raining as we emerged from our vehicles,
but that didn't stop Ricky. 
I left my camera in the car in fear of getting it wet. 
I was the only one on this road without proper attire. 
Camera phone and flip flops intact we trudged forward....
following...you guessed it, the pirate himself

followed by some very tentative

At least they both had hats...

and some of us, I won't mention names (Linda)
had brought her foul weather gear.

and Christopher Robin himself aka Mary Poppins,
brought an umbrella...tut tut it looks like rain.

Juliet striking a pose

and Frank,
with no intention at all, of sharing
the shelter of that much needed umbrella
with the rest of us

The rocks were slippery, especially since most of us
had on flip flops....but we endured

Until we met with our photo op, complete with lighthouse
in the background.  Notice I am the only drowned rat in the picture.

and again with our fearless leader
and then safe and sound if not dry
in front of the lighthouse and that gorgeous sky.
Pretty good with a phone.

It was an excellent adventure

We even found a place to leave Frank....an area
to discard "Old Fishermen"
or is it?

Thanks for joining me and our
lovely hostess Susan for Outdoor Wednesday and
experiencing  all of the "Outdoor" elements of fun.
It was a great time.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Little Ladies

Yes, I am still blogging about my trip to Long Island....sorry
I took so many pictures that the only
way I can post them all is to do them in tiny groups.

One of the days we were there,
the ladies decided we needed
to go out to lunch. 
So my Auntie (you guess which auntie?)
chose a place
and we spent the day together.

Here we have my mom, Auntie Laurie, Auntie Em,
Auntie Maryrose and me.

Isn't it cute how my auntie held my hand for the picture...
she is so sweet.
She is my mother's younger sister and Auntie Em is my mother's Aunt.
Laurie is married to FU

Did I mention these ladies like to eat?  Well after our outing,
we gathered at my Uncle Emil's house.  Are you following the family connection yet?  Uncle Emil is the one who is ill, and he is my mom's youngest brother and fraternal twin to FU.
So what did we do at Unc's house?
Eat of course.
Auntie Em had a gin martini made

especially for her by the various uncles and
mom enjoyed a rare glass of wine.

The food, prepared by my Aunt Maryrose
was to die for. She is an excellent cook and her
Italian.....toooooo good.
I did manage to come home with the
secret recipes for her sauce
(or as they like to call it her gravy)

Then the family broke out the cherries....no not ordinary
cherries.  These cherries are marinated in a jar with a
secret ingredient and cherry juice made
by my Auntie Linda. 
They are mighty potent, but a favorite
with the family.   Auntie Em got into the act.
Auntie is 80 years young.
She thoroughly enjoyed them.

Even mom joined in the fun

We lost count, I'm not sure how many they had ;)

Oh, and about that secret ingredient......

Yowza...those XXX must stand for something.

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