Who's the Boss?
Trip Start Aug 02, 2013
19Trip End Aug 18, 2013
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Where I stayed
Philadelphia Downtown Courtyard Hotel
What I did
So, we walked a couple of blocks in the rain to take the train from Grand Central this morning back to Stamford, Ct. I like taking trains. The kids didn't blink an eye. We could not have confidently taken them to New York without Paul's brother taking us around and showing us NY when he lived there. It's an hour back to CT. Our Beast was safe and sound waiting for us. Off to NJ.
Elizabeth and I wanted to go to Carlos Bakery in Hoboken. Buddy beats Lady Liberty. Daddy obliged. We detoured into Hoboken. We parked a half a mile away from the bakery. Not a touristy area. Just local folks, restaurants and apartments. We wandered in the direction of the Cake Boss's bakery. She and I were excited. Along the way, I passed a car and something made me look back. Buddy's mom was sitting in a van with her window open. I looked and said, "It's Buddy's mom!" Then she motioned us to come over. We chatted a moment about her health. She told me she was in Israel for stem cell treatment for her illness. She was just as excited to see us as we her. Like she was the mom of someone we knew. She was a classy lady. A couple of other girls passing by to go to the bakery saw us and realized it was her too. She told them to come over for a picture. She is such a doll. Made my day! Made Elizabeth's day. At lunch Elizabeth made a noise and said she was thinking about meeting her. She loves cake boss. The bakery line was too long so we had lunch in Hoboken and headed on our way.
Now we are in Philadelphia. Not sure about it. We are in a Marriott again. Really nice. A few
I feel like I'm in another country. Nobody speaks English. It is crazy how many foreigners are everywhere. We are in the pool in Philly and two different families in the pool are from somewhere else. Crazy. Melting pot.
Finally doing some laundry here. We have been doing great with the plastic drawers and backpacks. Works great. Everywhere we go, people are impressed at our efficientness.