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keepin’ it sharp in shelton, ct.

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first things first||i introduce to you my new pal, elsie:

elsie from ouraugust on Vimeo.

so, in the past few days leonard has been showing me around his hometown of shelton ct. just a bit northeast of nyc (a quick trip on the metro north and you can find yourself basking in the beauty of grand central station!).  keep in mind i’m a florida girl, so the bending and weaving and bobbing up and down hills and winding down east village rd. is enough to make me hurl!  leonard’s mama has been kind enough to let me ride around in the front seat- although i’m pretty sure she’s just channeling her inner driving miss daisy.

we’ve been touring through webb mountain park on the ol’ honda and checking out antique shops that are within 220 yr old saltbox homes.  we ate fresh salads/soups and an adorable mini sandwich at oolee cafe.  KILLER sushi at hunan pan… i’m not just saying that- these guys know how to create (think kiwi and apple)!  took a drive out to long island sound to grab a sunset, some sand, seagulls and fresh seafood at jimmies.

we’ve really been enjoying faithie and harley’s hospitality while we make plans for our next outing.  it’s always nice to know there is a warm, safe place with terrific mom hugs to embrace you, whether you’re coming/going or just staying for a bit.



well, damn!

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in the past 2 weeks we….

enjoyed a quick get-a-way with our lake worth favs, headed north to citrus county (‘sup elvis!), made some spare cash working some catering jobs, soaked up the gorgeous fla weather via hammock, cheered on my (agnes) lil’ sis during her first 5k, held hands with papa g, ran wild with miss m, snapped pics of emma graduating from preschool, long conversations with dear|old|best friends, consumed lots of coffee, ate delish grits, rolled up spook hill, listened to the carillon bells at bok tower gardens, took in the view at lake tarpon, got pretty flowers from leonard, we kayaked three sisters springs, homassasa springs and weeki wachee (hovered over 5 manatees, babies and mamas).  smelled the jasmine, gained much-needed perspective, listened to the sweet tunes of the darling cavaliers, fancy hair cuts, wine & gouda, splish splashed in the family pool, had a sleepover and painted nails, dipped our toes in the gulf, ate raw vegan, drank $9 beers at the opening rays game, took mama z  for the best bloody marys and Rent in the park, drove, laughed, hugged, and filled all our hours with the best people and places imaginable in the sunshine state!!

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