Well this is awkward…

I don’t live in Philadelphia anymore.  I live in Boston.  I have for a year. But you wouldn’t know that because I haven’t written a post here in over a year.  Well, I guess you would know that because pretty much everyone that follows my blog is a family member/friend but thats beside the point.  The point is that I have really fallen off the bandwagon here.  And, the truth is, I miss blogging! I miss having a purpose of being on the internet other than to aimlessly roam for hours. I miss taking pictures! So I’m going to try and do better.  It’s my mission this summer to try and write more and share more.  We’ll see how it goes…


I happen to be one of those lucky folks that managed to find an apartment in the city with an amazing backyard.  It’s bigger than the first floor of our actual apartment.  Craziness.

Not one to let a good thing go to waste- I like to celebrate good weather with drinking and eating outside with good company.

A few weeks ago we had another one of these celebrations.  Next time were going to make sure the grill is working ahead of time though so I don’t have to cook 25 burgers on a George Foreman…

[all pictures taken with the good ole iPhone 4S]

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Wissahickon Park

Sometimes [or, if you’re me, always] you just need to completely tire your dog out.  Parks are good for that.  Here’s one in Manayunk, just outside of Philadelphia, that does the trick. The park is huge, but the section near Walnut Lane Golf Course is where I went with Stella. If you venture off the path a bit you can crawl down to the river- sections of it even have beach!  They let dogs into the park and they can be off their leash so long as they’re friendly.  Check it out:

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The Outer Banks

Now that I have finally gotten the film developed, I have pictures from the beach when my family and I went down for a friends’ wedding!  Here are a few I snapped of the house we rented along with water views:

209600202096001620960021These last couple are from Jockey’s Ridge State Park.  Its the largest natural sand dunes on the East Coast.  People were hang-gliding off them they were so huge.  Maybe next time…