Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New York City has Everything

For a little country dog like me, the Big Apple can be a bit overwhelming.  I have so many decisions to make.........what to eat, where to shop, what to see, how to travel..........let me show you.  These outfits were in a store in Queens in a the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in NYC, and the world---Jackson Heights.

Make New Friends

Now one of the reasons I have so many new friends is because I extend my paw first.  When I meet someone I like, I ask a lot of questions, and then we connect.  This pig and I were having a discussion about being social.  Did you know scientists discovered that friendly people are happier and live longer?

Just Like Home

All around the world there are outdoor markets, some are new and some are hundreds of years old.  I am at a Saturday morning one in Brooklyn.  Did you notice how so many of the shoppers are eco-conscious?  They brought their own grocery bags.

Is it Me?

What do you think of my market bag?  I bought this at a museum shop and I think it suits me just fine.
Lately I've seen a sticker around which says, WAG MORE, BARK LESS!  That's my philosophy, too.
It makes good sense.

Hmmmmmm...Sounds Interesting

On a hot New York City afternoon, a People's Pop hits the spot!  It's tasty and healthy and when I bought one, I supported the local economy.

Want a Lick!!

Josh was showing me how to make a People's Pop.  That's an old-fashioned ice shaver in his hand.  He's making a cool treat just for me.  I chose a fresh ginger-cherry topping.  Yummy!  A perfect treat on a hot summer New York City day.

As I Said.....NYC has Everything

Thinking of adopting a dog?  This truck goes around the city to show dogs who need new homes.
Are you intersted?

Call this Number

Yes, if you are looking for a dog and you live in the New York City area, you can adopt one.  You know, if you pet a dog, your blood pressure drops within five minutes.'s best friend keeps you healthier.  Adopt one today!!

Art on the Street

When leaving the Farmers' Market, I spotted this young artist and loved her style.  I bought 2 of her prints right off the bat.  Yes, New York City has so much to offer.  

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Oh, the People You'll Meet

My adventures take me to many places around the world and one of my favorites is the farmers' market.  Here I am with Beverly Bingam, who has been farming all her married life, at her stall in Hagerstown, Maryland.  I've realized, from my travels that farmers and gardeners like to share, not only what they grow, but themselves.  Beverly and I really hit it off.  We think alike!  Did you notice the price of her eggs?  What a bargain!

So True, Have YOU Started Planting Yet?

This was a poster Beverly had up at her stall.  Being sustainable is good for you and good for the planet.  Reduce your carbon footprint today........start a garden!  Need advice, find a neighbor who gardens and ask questions.  Personally, I like to ask questions because I can always ask for details or clarification.  Be brave, ask questions!

Every Sunday Morning

Almost every town across America has a farmers' market these days.  Hooray!  Being Green is cool.
Here I am with Shamsa and Halima (in the purple) at their stand in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
I loved the name of their farm.  It's a CSA (community supported agriculture) farm and a retreat center.
Check it out at:

The First of the Season

Fresh strawberries-----yum!  This is what you could be growing, or if not, shop for them at the local farmers' market like this one in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

Or How About Some Tomatoes

This is another booth at this very small farmers' market in Berkeley Springs.  If you are in the D.C. area, I suggest you visit this little town in the mountains of West Virginia.  It has so much history.  George Washington bought land here when he was surveying the area.  There are rumors, too, that he "took the baths".  This town houses the smallest state park in our country and you can follow in our first president's footsteps and "take the baths" there, too. 

Time to Get Moving

I love to take the train the most.  It my favorite way to travel.  Riding the rails is such a great way to make new friends and it reduces your carbon footprint, too.  Try it!  And let me know what you think!

Got Tickets?

Yep, buying my train tickets from Charles at Amtrak.  Trains have been moving travelers for many, many years.  One of the greatest advantages of taking the rail is that most train stations are in the heart of the city and it's easy to get to where you are going from there.  Also, if you buy in advance, the prices are very reasonable.

Heading North

We'll be flying out of JFK to Europe shortly.  Ohhhhh, I am excited!!
Track my journey to the Old World.  I am planning on having lots of fun!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Toto, We are Not in Kansas Anymore!

Yep, we are on the road.........on the East Coast of the USA.
First stop.......the Big Apple!

Quite the View

I am atop one of the many, many fabulous restaurants in New York City.  I love this town-----so much to see and do----it's fun!  Can you name the building behind the palm tree?

The Best Way to Get Around

Now, unless you you are rich and can afford a personal driver/chauffeur, the subway is the best way to get from one place to another in NYC.  It's easy and there are many friendly folks who will give you directions if you get disoriented.  If it's a fairly short hop, you can always hail a cab.

Step Inside and You Will be Charmed

I love the library.  I love books.  The  Brooklyn Public Library is a must see!  Promise.

Yum, Yum, and Yum

Make sure when you visit The Big Apple that you stop into Eataly.  It was the most exclusive deli restaurant ever.  I just stepped in to get a lemonade and walked into a huge maze of incredible foods from around the world.  With each section, there was a cool little seating area with tables and chairs serving the most delicious food.  It's in the East Village.

Let's Go Surfin' Now, Everybody's.........

Can you believe it?  A surfboard in New York City.  Well, it's not right in New York City, but about 35 minutes in Rockaway.  Isn't that cool-------waves---------minutes from Manhattan.