This past weekend, I visited New York City for the first time since I was something like five years old.
On Saturday, my family met in Rye to spread some of the ashes of my grandparents, Jim and Allegra Mertz, on the Long Island Sound. After lunch at the American Yacht Club, we sailed out on the Allegra to spread the ashes. It was an absolutely gorgeous day, all very well-planned but never rushed.
On Sunday, Trey Givens, Tony Donadio, and I spent the day eating, touring, and talking. It was a genuine pleasure, mostly due to the excellent company. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see Eric Barnhill; I was just too exhausted by the time he returned to town on Sunday. However, I enjoyed NYC enough that I’ll surely return for another longer visit sooner rather than later.
Oh, and I just discovered that my cat Elliot liked Grape Nuts. No, really. A few months ago, he developed an interest in human food. He particularly likes crunchy things. So while I’ve been writing this post, I’ve been feeding him small piles of Grape Nuts… and he’s been eating them.