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I am starting to think that maybe we should just move there already.We are planning for spring break already. This time we are heading to Seneca Falls so I can take Mrs CB to The National Women's Hall of Fame.

Has anyone been there before or know anything about the area? Any wineries? We'll be driving this trip and making a few stops along the way. Might hit Amish country on the way there or the way home. I wouldn't mind a side trip over to Toronto, or at least the Falls.
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I am starting to think that maybe we should just move there already.We are planning for spring break already. This time we are heading to Seneca Falls so I can take Mrs CB to The National Women's Hall of Fame.

Has anyone been there before or know anything about the area? Any wineries? We'll be driving this trip and making a few stops along the way. Might hit Amish country on the way there or the way home. I wouldn't mind a side trip over to Toronto, or at least the Falls.
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Well, I finally put down the wine bottle long enough to get our pics from last weekend uploaded and resized. Enjoy!

A Weekend In NYC )
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Well, I finally put down the wine bottle long enough to get our pics from last weekend uploaded and resized. Enjoy!

A Weekend In NYC )
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What a weekend! Mrs. CB and I just returned from a whirlwind tour of NYC and I have never been more exhausted in my life. We hit Broadway, we attacked restaurants, we visited a museum, we ate some more, drank some more, bought some goodies…it was great! And to top it all off, OSU kicked Michigan’s ass! I was not expecting that. Too bad the Women’s B-Ball team lost the pre-season WNIT…but there is hope for a good season.

Buckeyes on The Rampage )
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What a weekend! Mrs. CB and I just returned from a whirlwind tour of NYC and I have never been more exhausted in my life. We hit Broadway, we attacked restaurants, we visited a museum, we ate some more, drank some more, bought some goodies…it was great! And to top it all off, OSU kicked Michigan’s ass! I was not expecting that. Too bad the Women’s B-Ball team lost the pre-season WNIT…but there is hope for a good season.

Buckeyes on The Rampage )
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We are back, we still love each other (vacationing with a loved one, i.e. ME, is not always easy) and we kept everything that happened out of the news. More to come when I am not so tired.

And a special thanks for all of the well wishes. We had a wonderful anniversary and a great mini-vacation.
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We are back, we still love each other (vacationing with a loved one, i.e. ME, is not always easy) and we kept everything that happened out of the news. More to come when I am not so tired.

And a special thanks for all of the well wishes. We had a wonderful anniversary and a great mini-vacation.
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Well folks, this is it. Mrs CB and I are off to celebrate our anniversary in the Big Apple. I have a valium ready and cash for booze at the airport-I REALLY hate to fly. Please be good little harem bitches and don't start any coups while I am gone.

xxxooo,
CB
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Well folks, this is it. Mrs CB and I are off to celebrate our anniversary in the Big Apple. I have a valium ready and cash for booze at the airport-I REALLY hate to fly. Please be good little harem bitches and don't start any coups while I am gone.

xxxooo,
CB
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Forbidden Broadway:SVU
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/88600.html

I think we may check this out next month when we hit Teh Big Apple
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Forbidden Broadway:SVU
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/88600.html

I think we may check this out next month when we hit Teh Big Apple
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I finally have the pics to post from my "SVU Tour of NYC".

Read more... )
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I finally have the pics to post from my "SVU Tour of NYC".

Read more... )
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Last week I went to NYC for the first time. Mere words cannot describe how I felt as I walked down Times Square, gazed at the Statue of Liberty, and paid my respects to those lost at Ground Zero.

I had several reasons for choosing NYC as my vacation choice for this year. I have felt a strong sensation pulling me to Ground Zero since the attacks. I felt an urgent need to visit the Statue of Liberty, to see it as something other than a target. I wanted to see a Broadway production ON BROADWAY and not in the local theater. But the real reason I chose NYC is to experience my LAW AND ORDER:SVU addiction up close and personal.

We flew in on Thursday, June 10, 2004 and stayed in Times Square. Our first night we ate at Bobby Flay's "Mesa Grill".
Now, because of my intense "devotion" to Stephanie March, I have always hated the old Asshat. After eating at the Mesa, I don't know which one of them to hate more...him for having my TV girlfriend as his real life girlfriend or her for having a guy that can cook like that.

I had a crusted steak,that melted when I cut into it, and twice baked potatoes with horseradish. My partner had grilled pork with sweet potatoe tamale and sauteed spinach. For dessert she had white chocolate ice cream sandwiches with a fresh cherry sauce while I had chocolate shortbread with a creamy chocolate mousse, candied bananas and passionfruit sorbet. It was a fantastic meal and my hate for him has diminshed, but only as far as his cooking goes. He's still an asshat. And I make better margaritas, too.

On Friday, we jumped on the Grey Lines Double-Decker tour bus and took the Uptown tour. We got off at St. John the Divine Cathedral and began our search for "The Underground"- the exterior site for the "Shooting of Alex Cabot" scene. I was wearing my TWoP "Chung Chung" shirt and watched as a black SUV drove by...but in the wrong direction.

We finished the tour, and came within a few blocks of "Alex's"
apartment (235 W. 78th, Apt C). We ate a quick meal and headed down to The Nederlander to see "RENT". We had third row orchestra seats and it was just amazing. Frenchie Davis of American Idol fame played the soloist in the ensemble and Melanie Brown (aka Scary Spice) played Mimi. It was a bit hard to get past the British performer playing a Latina character. The rest of the cast rocked and Mrs. CB became enamored with Merle Dandridge who played Joanne. I agreed that she could come live in our basement with Stephanie ;)

Saturday, we took the Downtown tour and saw Rockefeller Center Ice Rink (where Asshat did his proposing). It is covered with tables for a restaurant in the summer. I hope to see it with ice when we return later this year (did I mention how much I loved NYC? No?)

We walked around Battery Park, took the ferry around the harbor and then walked back up to Greenwich Village. We saw a medical examiner's van, the courthouses (both state and federal),and The Duane St subway entrance (DON'T GO IN THE SUBWAY, ALEX!. We actually saw a street called BENSON AVENUE, but I was out of film.

Saturday evening, we hit restaurant row and ate at the "Hourglass" I had wonderful pasta meal followed by chocolate mousse cake...the mousse part was shaped like a cat. I ate all of it, but left the kitty head on the plate. Yes, I was drinking (it was NY you know).

After dinner we took the night tour and cruised around Manhattan and Brooklyn as the neon started to glow. The view from Brooklyn of the Manhattan skyline, all lit up, was wonderful. The trip across the Manhattan Bridge on the top of the double-decker bus was not. Cabenson suffers from vertigo and it was very windy that night. The sky was so clear that we actually saw three stars. I think that's a record for Manhattan.

It was a wonderful trip and we are planning to return in November for our 5th anniversary. I highly recommend that EVERYONE experience NYC at least once in their lifetime. Broadway, great food, beautiful gothic structures and architecture and an astonishing amount of greenery. It was clean, kind and we felt safe...because we stayed out of the park after dark. And they film SVU there!!!

Anyone interested in more info about the trip can leave a comment or contact me.
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Last week I went to NYC for the first time. Mere words cannot describe how I felt as I walked down Times Square, gazed at the Statue of Liberty, and paid my respects to those lost at Ground Zero.

I had several reasons for choosing NYC as my vacation choice for this year. I have felt a strong sensation pulling me to Ground Zero since the attacks. I felt an urgent need to visit the Statue of Liberty, to see it as something other than a target. I wanted to see a Broadway production ON BROADWAY and not in the local theater. But the real reason I chose NYC is to experience my LAW AND ORDER:SVU addiction up close and personal.

We flew in on Thursday, June 10, 2004 and stayed in Times Square. Our first night we ate at Bobby Flay's "Mesa Grill".
Now, because of my intense "devotion" to Stephanie March, I have always hated the old Asshat. After eating at the Mesa, I don't know which one of them to hate more...him for having my TV girlfriend as his real life girlfriend or her for having a guy that can cook like that.

I had a crusted steak,that melted when I cut into it, and twice baked potatoes with horseradish. My partner had grilled pork with sweet potatoe tamale and sauteed spinach. For dessert she had white chocolate ice cream sandwiches with a fresh cherry sauce while I had chocolate shortbread with a creamy chocolate mousse, candied bananas and passionfruit sorbet. It was a fantastic meal and my hate for him has diminshed, but only as far as his cooking goes. He's still an asshat. And I make better margaritas, too.

On Friday, we jumped on the Grey Lines Double-Decker tour bus and took the Uptown tour. We got off at St. John the Divine Cathedral and began our search for "The Underground"- the exterior site for the "Shooting of Alex Cabot" scene. I was wearing my TWoP "Chung Chung" shirt and watched as a black SUV drove by...but in the wrong direction.

We finished the tour, and came within a few blocks of "Alex's"
apartment (235 W. 78th, Apt C). We ate a quick meal and headed down to The Nederlander to see "RENT". We had third row orchestra seats and it was just amazing. Frenchie Davis of American Idol fame played the soloist in the ensemble and Melanie Brown (aka Scary Spice) played Mimi. It was a bit hard to get past the British performer playing a Latina character. The rest of the cast rocked and Mrs. CB became enamored with Merle Dandridge who played Joanne. I agreed that she could come live in our basement with Stephanie ;)

Saturday, we took the Downtown tour and saw Rockefeller Center Ice Rink (where Asshat did his proposing). It is covered with tables for a restaurant in the summer. I hope to see it with ice when we return later this year (did I mention how much I loved NYC? No?)

We walked around Battery Park, took the ferry around the harbor and then walked back up to Greenwich Village. We saw a medical examiner's van, the courthouses (both state and federal),and The Duane St subway entrance (DON'T GO IN THE SUBWAY, ALEX!. We actually saw a street called BENSON AVENUE, but I was out of film.

Saturday evening, we hit restaurant row and ate at the "Hourglass" I had wonderful pasta meal followed by chocolate mousse cake...the mousse part was shaped like a cat. I ate all of it, but left the kitty head on the plate. Yes, I was drinking (it was NY you know).

After dinner we took the night tour and cruised around Manhattan and Brooklyn as the neon started to glow. The view from Brooklyn of the Manhattan skyline, all lit up, was wonderful. The trip across the Manhattan Bridge on the top of the double-decker bus was not. Cabenson suffers from vertigo and it was very windy that night. The sky was so clear that we actually saw three stars. I think that's a record for Manhattan.

It was a wonderful trip and we are planning to return in November for our 5th anniversary. I highly recommend that EVERYONE experience NYC at least once in their lifetime. Broadway, great food, beautiful gothic structures and architecture and an astonishing amount of greenery. It was clean, kind and we felt safe...because we stayed out of the park after dark. And they film SVU there!!!

Anyone interested in more info about the trip can leave a comment or contact me.

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