My little (6'5") brother came to visit me yesterday. I picked him up at the PATH, and we went home. Chatted for a while and then went out for sushi. It was great! Some shopping at the mall, where I ended up with an early Christmas gift, a short dress or long sweater to wear over tights. I love it! I wore it today.
First we went out to a diner for breakfast - very New Jersey - then walked my tour around the pond.
Since he owns horses, he wanted to check out a horse-supply store in the States. So we did. And ended up driving to Lambertville, a village full of galeries and antique stores, where we walked around and dream shopped. Then a drive across the Delaware to New Hope, PA, where we had lunch, and a little walk up the hill. While walking, the rail road barriers went down across the street and an apparition from the past came by - a steam engine! Black, blowing smoke, looking lovely.
We admired, went up, remembered my Dad being here, being fascinated by the collection of engines at this old-fashioned rail road station. From what I understand, volunteers take care of the engines.
We also called his son back in Germany to wish him a happy 20th birthday.
After that it was unfortunately time to bring little brother to the airport - JFK - 86 miles away. We had a lovely time driving and chatting. It was great to see him! Thank you for visiting, Thomas!