The Ocean Plaza
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(A little background...our sponsor contact in Old Bridge, Nora, is old friends with Pat, who is a former Ringling clown, knows everything there is to know about clowning and circus, and is the man behind the new Captain Kangaroo show that John and I are assisting with. Anytime Nora needs an entertainer for an event, he helps her out.)
The first school had us set up in a common space outside of some classrooms and at the end of ...
... The First Wives Club while fighting over two tubs of Ben & Jerry's ice cream... I think we've found a new favourite - Red Velvet (actually has bits of cake in it). Great to see the girls laughing so hard at all the jokes that made that movie a classic. So the weekend arrived and we'd not managed to get to any of the major museums or art galleries. Ooops. This was not good, as tourist overload was starting to set in with the girls and if we didn't make a push for this then we ...
... chair décor got us.
The meal started well with a nicely dressed mixed salad and an appetizer of aurbergine salad (read baba gangnooj without the garlic) with salad slices and good rye bread. The nibbles, a glass of white wine and the cool Jazz was having its effect.
A main course of lamb stew on diced potatoes was nicely done. The second main ...
... passport out to get your Nepal visa: (link for US citizens) http://www.nepalembassyusa.org/visa.php From my experience, the Nepalese embassy is rather quick to process these visas and return your passport (roughly 2 weeks)
While the EBC Trek is not a 'technical' one (ie: you won't need climbing equipment such as ropes, picks, etc) you will need some warm and durable gear to make the trip reasonably comfortable. The EBC trek ...
... things slide and have a good time.
You'd be surprised how nice people are once you're nice to them. We conversed with strangers every day and almost on every line.
Regrets - We've Had a Few:
I wish I would have bought a small tripod for the camera. I'd have gotten wonderful night pictures.
We should have built more down time, even though we thought we did.
If we had to ...