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Hidden Gems

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I have had a very eventful month and I am very excited to share some of my hidden gems.  Last Thursday, Brian and I had the opportunity to see the taping of Jimmy Fallon at NBC.  Jimmy Fallon’s tickets are always sold out and I happened to get lucky.  It was so much fun and we saw some very awesome guests- Russell Crowe, Joan Rivers, and The National.  If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out .  There is one part in the episode where they show the audience and you can see us- if you watched it, were you able to spot us?!

Hope your enjoying the first few weeks of spring!

Flowers{Beautiful daffodils- a glimpse into spring}

Ben & Jerry's{A much needed Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cone}

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Amanda

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A Weekend in Ithaca

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A couple of weekends ago my parents and I went to Ithaca, New York, for my sisters swim meet. My friend, Jaclyn, decided to come along  with us, which added even more fun to the party.   Ithaca is only about a three and a half hour drive from our house, but it was just so nice to get away for the weekend.  We started off the weekend by heading over to the swim meet, then to Kilpatrick’s Publick House for some lunch where we had their fish and chips, sheppard’s pie, and burgers. Yum.

After we absolutely stuffed ourselves on some lunch, we set out for some local sight seeing around Ithaca before the second session of the swim meet started. We happened to stumble upon Buttermilk Falls State Park, which was such a fun time!  It actually happened to be the first time I saw a waterfall and was super excited despite that fact that it was almost frozen over.

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{Buttermilk Falls State Park}

Next, we headed over to a local food store to pick up some groceries for dinner.   As we were checking out, I asked the cashier how to get to Cayuga Lake- one of New York’s Finger Lakes.  After a little bit of navigating we made it, and let me just tell you, it was  perfect.   When we got there, the sun was setting and the reflection off the frozen lake was breathtaking.

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{Cayuga Lake}

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{Jaclyn and Dad standing on frozen Cayuga Lake}

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{Jaclyn and me venturing out onto the lake}

Until next year, Ithaca.

Amanda

* I do not recommend standing on frozen Cayuga Lake unless stated otherwise 
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Hidden Gems

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{New Years Day, 2014}

Every New Years Eve we ring in the New Year at our family beach house.  For those of you who are new to Gems and Gelato, I first talked about our beach house experience here, way back when I first started blogging. Celebrating the New Year down the shore has turned into a great tradition and amazing memories.  And as for waking up to the beautiful beach on the first day of the New Year- well, it doesn’t get much better than that.

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{Fresh coat of Essie “Bobbing for Baubles“}

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{Winter breaks over- back in the swing of school, NYC}

Amanda

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