Clare and I are in New York this week to visit my family and to show Clare around where I grew up. We've had a good time so far, taking in the best of the local hikes to the area waterfalls, eating good food at the many great Ithaca restaurants, and sampling a few east coast microbrews that we just don't get in Portland. We then took a trip down to Wilkes-Barre PA to visit my Aunt Anna. We we're really lucky because my Aunt Annette, cousin Nicole and her husband John were all able to come from New Jersey to meet us there. We had a great time, although as always, too short.