2. Visiting my brother, Anonymous. He has been an awesome host and kept us well supplied with funny stories and microbrew beer, as well as being tour guide and hike/mushroom-hunting director.
3. Found a cache of my high school artwork. I was much braver back then when it came to printmaking - or as Anonymous said, I had more time.
4. It's a shock how green and rainy it is in NY after the drought ridden west. Tramping through the woods looking for mushrooms and the damp/rainy day made it a magical atmosphere. Pictures in a future blog post.
5. Delighted to be eating good food again. Greek salads, gyros, holubki, pirohi, halushka, Spiedies on the grill and best of all, a cornucopia of pizza. Thin crust, paper thin crust, NY style - all delicious. Makes chain pizzas just look sad.