Agawam Diner

If you want good food for a decent price and a very friendly staff, visit the Agawam Diner in Rowley MA. It’s on the corner of 133 and wonderful route 1.

Everything we had was great and we didn’t have to remortgage the house to eat out.

The remains of JMans pie!
Your truly and my much better 1/2….Jessica.

Mom’s visit

Here’s a few photos of my mom trip which just ended this evening. It was great having her and we’re all hopeful she’ll be back out again next year.

We did all the usual shopping spots over the last few weeks and took in a few new ones and a few new places

Friendly Toast in Portsmouth NH which is always a good time and as you can see also serves up the best photo bombs.
Mom and JMan hanging at the farm….with Barney the cat.
Mom outside 1/2 Hill House….that’s our place!
Mom and my better 1/2 at Bonsai West in Westford MA
Mom and a little bonsai which started life in 1950! Very cool….but so is the bonsai.
Sunset in Harvard.
Until next time.

Best anniversary gift ever

JMan made us breakfast this am. It was the best anniversary gift ever! Tasted great as well. Yes, before you ask….we were married on Halloween. For those counting it’s #22. Happy Anniversary Jess!

GMans college experience begins

Jess and I dropped GMan (aka Gabriel or Gabe to the rest of the world) off at college this past week. He new home away from home will be UTampa FL.

Back gate of UTampa with Tampa in the background

I was a busy week with picking up, setting up and we managed to get in a few returns also. Gabe’s roommate showed up later in week and as we’d say in Ireland “he’s dead sound”.

Tampa at nigh from the river walk.

Jess and I had a few moments to take in the city and check out the scenery. Tampa is an odd mix of new and old with some very interesting buildings. Yup, the architecture designer in me came out a few times.

On campus, and what a campus it is.
Sykes Chapel UTampa.
Tampa Municipal Office Building. This brings back memories of my college in Boston (The BAC).
Trestle Bright graffiti.
Random photos: Top: View for our hotel. Left to right: Giant clock in hotel ceiling. Airstream Tampa and lastly the coolest way finding arrow I have ever seen. Yup, it’s another architectural thing!

We also managed to make a trip to the Airstream capital of the world….about 20 minutes from Tampa. However, oddly enough every time we got GPS directions everything was 12 or 13 minutes away! Also, FL is way to flat for me….I missed landmark like hills or even a distant mountain.

I’ll take anything…thanks you.

It was tough leaving but Gabe was ready for this years ago, just needed to get through high school first. Have fun and we’ll be down when it starts snowing!

JMan b-day

We celebrated JMan b-day a few days back. Here’s a few photos I snapped.

Assist by GMan on the candles
JMan gazing fondly at the sea of cake and donuts!
Now that the candles are out of the way…let’s eat.

Happy Birthday JMan and many more to come. BTW….we did have real food before the fun food!