Rooting for Dom Smith

One of my favorite New York Mets is down in Triple A, working on his swing with my hometown Syracuse Mets. I cheered on first baseman Dominic Smith every turn at bat during our last visit to NBT Bank Stadium. It’s been a tough two years for Dom. His batting average plummeted. His playing time…

Happy with our new Syracuse Mets jerseys

When my fantastic daughter Elisabeth and I were leafing through the Syracuse Mets program a few games ago, we knew we wanted to return for the Pride jersey giveaway night. One, we loved the look. We made sure we’d get our share of the 500 when fiance George Three stepped up volunteered to get specially…

Happy return for Kristin and Jeff

Kristin and Jeff were back from Florida. Michelle was quick to put together a friends night at The Wood in Baldwinsville for a great post-work Friday meet-up. We were glad to ring a table on the big outdoor deck. I swear, Jeff’s face peaks over the shoulder at left. I should have done a better…

A different lobster roll

My dear wife Karen and I saved our visit to the Ocean House’s Beach Bar for the tail end of this year’s Cape Cod Getaway. The new rental left the popular outdoor pub/restaurant a short walk from our house. And that gave us days to long for our meals. So I ordered the king-sized hot…

Rubbing it in?

My dear wife Karen and I always stop at the restaurant/pub The Red Nun, nestled cozily on Main Street in the Village of Dennis Port. We visit in the afternoon so we can again chat with bartender Jack. This year he served us tap pints of Cape Cod Blonde Ale in glasses adorned with Boston…

This cake takes it

In our trip to regular supermarket Stars, which most reminds us of Syracuse area food marts, my dear wife Karen and I stumbled upon this holiday cake. No, it did not make it into our cart with the goods to make sure that not every meal had to be eaten out during this year’s Cape…

Great angle

I’m all for somebody else grabbing that brass ring. So when I spotted this never-saw-it-before while my dear wife Karen and I were strolling the shops in Chatham, Mass., I decided it was worth a shout-out. <em>Fire Fishin’</em> is a safe and easy way to roast your marshmallows. I was not in the market, but…

Can’t leave the flower grounds just yet

Because my dear wife Karen and I saw so much during our walk around the Heritage Museums and Gardens grounds in Sandwich, Mass., I offer this extra potpourri of photographs, many of which Karen’s good eye coaxed an elbow and a <em>take that!>/em>. Sturdy colors abounded the straight and narrow choice. Delicious bits of subtle…