This is me and my sister in Battery Park getting ready to take the ferry out to see the Lady herself. I had hoped we'd both get to wear crowns, but since that wasn't an option, I took the torch and here I am lifting my lamp beside the golden door.
The NYC Wine and Food Festival was going on while we were there but everything was sold out and I don't think I could have convinced the kids that seeing Alton Brown, Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay would be more exciting than visiting The Whale at the Museum of Natural History (more about the whale later - I'm personally rather disappointed about the whale). I've got to download all the rest of the pics we took and sort thru them, but I'll share soon.
While I was gone, the lovely and talented Barbara of Barbara Bakes gave me the "E for Excellent" Award! Thanks so much! What a nice surprise for ME to come home to. I in turn, would like to share this Most Excellent Award with some bloggers who I think are pretty neat: Nancy at A Recipe a Day always has recipes that I think my kids will eat; April Marie of Girl Japan offers up a unique perspective on life abroad with social commentary (and food) in the mix; and finally Lisa who lives on The Cutting Edge of Ordinary who generously shares her family and food with all of us.