Monday, May 03, 2010

Water, Water Everywhere

And not a drop to drink? Not in the casa de Mini y PC... we are in Newton, in the midst of the "boil" zone. Good thing they have those signs on I-95 telling us so, too. Friday night, PC surprised Mini with an impromptu trip to NYC for a night of romance and urban delight. (Mini *hearts* NYC and can't wait to go back)

Saturday a.m. was: up early, breakfast at the Starlight Diner in Midtown and then off to Central Park via Times Square (straight up 7th avenue) until we walked straight into the Revlon Run/Walk for Breast Cancer. 40,000 people in Times Square + Hallie Berry. Yup, saw her. :)

Once we got to Central Park, we wandered and headed to the zoo... what cute zoo! The animals were out, like they were waiting for the kids to arrive. A quick trip to FAO Schwartz for a bday gift for a certain little person's party the next day and we were hailing a cab back to the hotel to check out. By 2pm, we were on the Cross Bronx Expressway (which was not was a parking lot) and by 3pm, we were in Connecticut.

Dinner in Mystic, CT (RiverView, near Mystic Yarns, and yup... I got yarn. Photo tomorrow) and then off to the NE Revolution game in Foxboro MA at 7:30pm.

I made it to the 60th minute of the soccer game and just.couldn' I was road-weary. And cranky. And wanted to go to bed.
We went home. :)

And on the way home, I saw "East of Weston, MWRA Boil Water Order."

At home, checked the internet...yup. That means Newton. *le sigh*
Water was boiled and cooled overnight and then poured into a large Brita filter. Sunday morning began w/ a trip to BJs in a non-water banned city, to get some bottled water. A trip to a bday party (fantastic!) and then home to an elaborate dishwashing set-up rounded out the evening.

What.a. weekend.


  1. Anonymous1:11 PM

    My son was at the Revs game Sat husband bought a 4 pack of tics this year....we were on our way home from AZ...NY is fun.......


  2. Anonymous1:18 PM

    I Love NY.....actually I was supposed to be at the Revs game Sat, but we had to give our tiks away....we were winging our way home from Sedona.....

    Hope your water "woes" are coming to an end today.....Diane

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed NYC! That stinks to come home to a boil water order, though. :o(