Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A much needed trip


We have been planning a trip for quite some time now and just had to figure out how and when it was going to take place.  We wanted to attend our youngest daughter's baby shower in Brooklyn, NY.  Of course it had to be after my chemo and before my surgery.  Well, we finally figured it out, and last Thursday we packed our bags.  Our oldest daughter Jen, her husband Rob, and Maddie, our granddaughter, stopped by and picked us up early in the morning and we all headed north...first to Pennsylvania to visit family, and then on to NY.  



We had dinner Friday evening with my sister-in-law and niece at the El Serrano restaurant in Lancaster, PA.  It was great to see them after such a long time.  


We had a chance to spend time with Galen's mother and enjoyed a great breakfast Friday morning with her and also with Galen's sister-in-law and nephew at Gus's Restaurant in Mount Joy.  


After breakfast, a quick trip to Central Market in Lancaster and then we were back on the road and headed for NY.   


I love NY.  



We stayed with Amy and Bruno in their wonderful apartment in Brooklyn.  

They hosted a barbecue Saturday evening so we could meet Bruno's family.  ~And what a lovely family they are!  



~~The Baby Shower~~ 



The Baby Shower was held on Sunday at noon.  
It  was at the Vanderbilt Restaurant in Brooklyn and hosted by Bruno's parents and brother and wife.  




We played games, ate delicious food, and had a chance to meet with more family and friends.  

So much fun!  





It turned out to be a wonderful baby shower.  

Then....



After the shower some of us decided to drive to Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO area. Galen and I have never been there.  What a fabulous place!  It was a beautiful evening and a beautiful time spent walking around and enjoying the sights.    







Later we had dinner at the Coco Roco, a Peruvian Restaurant in Brooklyn, which was sooooo good. 


Unfortunately, Monday morning came too quickly and it was time to leave.  



Time to head south.  Homeward bound to Carolina.  


It was a good trip home, only a few travelling delays, and Otis and Riley were very happy to see us upon our return.  

What a great trip, 
and I was happy to have been able to take this break during all of the cancer treatments and doctor appointments.  

A wonderful and a very much needed trip indeed.  

13 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It sounds like the most perfect trip at the most perfect time.

I love NY too. We were there last summer for a week.
Hugs,
Penny

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Donna, that is wonderfult that you came to NY to visit family and get away. Great to do that any time but you really need a break with all you've been through. You are coming into home stretch now.

Ruth

Cozy Little House said...

I'm so glad you got to do this! Love the photos of the landscapes and vistas there.
Brenda

Cherrie said...

What a great trip. Sorry I haven't stopped by your blog in a while. I pray every thing goes well with your surgery!

MAYBELLINE said...

Thanks for the travel log. Photos were great. I never go anywhere so this was a small trip for me too. Thanks again.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

How awesome that you got to squeeze in a great trip Donna! You look like you had a fantastic time....love, love love the Brooklyn Bridge :) Wishing you all the best!!

Donna said...

What a Wonderful get-a-way for the both of you! Larry and I drove through NY and got lost in Brooklyn! Awful time!Hahaaaa
Glad you had fun sweet Girl!
hughugs

Happy@Home said...

Donna,
I'm so glad to hear that you were able to get away from it all and enjoy a nice trip. I enjoyed looking at your pictures and appreciate you sharing your happy family times with us.
Please know that you will be in my thoughts as you undergo your surgery. I will be praying that they get it all.
Hugs,
Kim

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH, this sounds wonderful, Donna! Such a great family time full of love and laughter...so glad you were able to go! XO

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

What a lovely trip...it looks, by the smiles on all the faces, that a good time was had by all!

thanks for sharing.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Beverly said...

It must have been wonderful, Donna. I know your daughter had to be thrilled to have you there with her.

You're looking great.♥

Zuzana said...

What a beuatiful trip and beautiful set of people - lovely family and friends. That is what life is all about.;))
Glad you could take your trip dear Donna.;)
Have a nice weekend,
xoxo

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
What a wonderful trip you had and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. So fun for you to be with your family!. I'll be praying for you on Monday when you have your surgery. I know you will be very glad to have all this behind you.
Hugs, Rhondi