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Monthly Archives: July 2011
View of the Manhattan skyline at sunset, from the Rockaway Peninsula. July 30, 2011.
In November 2010, Lu and I spent a day in beautiful Atlanta, Ga. We stopped by Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola museum, and the Georgia Aquarium. It’s the world’s largest (8.5 million gallons) and an incredible spectacle. Tickets are … Continue reading
As I mentioned back in February, my mother was recognized as an Italian citizen living abroad, through her ancestry. She applied at her local Consulate in Chicago, through her grandfather, an immigrant from tiny Marano Principato in Calabria. At the … Continue reading
Coney Island has never held much fascination for me. I’ve never been into amusement parks, and as a beach and boardwalk destination it always felt a little too urban and dirty for me. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate … Continue reading
After visiting beautiful downtown Milwaukee last week, the Carioca and I drove up I-43 to Green Bay, aka Titletown, USA. No, that nickname does not refer to real estate, unless you’re thinking of the most famous piece of real estate … Continue reading