day 4: goodbye

June 25, 2009 |  Category:   dining out family travels









Short trip, and we are back in the city already. Although it is good to be back home, this evening is a huge contrast to our quiet nights upstate, where there was nothing but silence and pitch black darkness as we went to sleep. As soon as we stepped into our apartment around 6pm, we heard party noises from down the block and a DJ blasting Lady Gaga and Rhianna from its sound system. Welcome back to Brooklyn. The kids were hyped up once we got back home too, chasing each other like banshees up and down the hall. These were the same kids that sat quiet as mice for almost an hour this morning, bird watching out on the back deck?

Our last day was spent having breakfast at an old, authentic diner called Danny’s with Mark’s dad, uncle and an old family friend. It’s never fun saying goodbye. As we drove south, clouds gathered and rain started to fall. Funny that we managed to escape the wet weather while we were away up north, even getting a little sunburned in the process, while the city still stood under clouds. On the way back we stopped for a long break at the outlet mall. Sheesh, we are so freaking American.

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  • Lara June 25, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Goodbyes tear me up. Ugh.

  • Fog and Thistle June 25, 2009 at 7:13 am

    equally American…on our way back from Boston on Saturday we stopped at McDonald’s so the kids could run around in the playspace. Made the trip longer, but much more bearable!

  • bronwyn June 25, 2009 at 8:15 am

    That photo of Claudine and her grandfather is so sweet.

  • Jenna June 25, 2009 at 8:24 am

    bronwyn, that’s mark’s uncle. His dad is in the last photo, but being brothers, they look very much alike.

  • Sandy June 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

    You’re photos are amazing. May I ask what camera you use? Thank you!

  • Christie June 25, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I want to know which camera, too. I love all your pictures. 🙂

  • Jenna June 25, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Sandy and Christine. I am now currently using the new canon t1i for photos taken the last month or so. Prior to that, I was using the Canon G series (mine was 7) which is essentially a fancy point and shoot. Hope this helps.

  • emeline June 25, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Your photographs are so darned beautiful they make me well up with tears!! And the girls? Haircuts = too much!
    Happy to have found you through Holly at Decor8.

  • Gabriel June 25, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    canon needs to sponsor you for making them look so good.
    what a day of goodbyes.

  • Emily June 25, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I know your vacation spot very well…I grew up under a mile from that diner! Your photos are fabulous and it looks like you had a great time.