October 7, 2009 4:25 am at 4:25 am #590541
I know everybody had major plans for this Chol Ha’moed,
however, where did you really end up going, or what did
you really end up doing?
I started by cooking up a storm in the kitchen, proceded to eat much
of said storm, then realized I put on some weight, so went hiking,
next day went shopping. Im going to concert on wed nite B”H.
(will be the guy in the b_h tee shirt J/K!)October 7, 2009 6:16 am at 6:16 am #661865
bein_hasdorim: so who’s ganna be at the Wed. concert?!October 7, 2009 9:20 am at 9:20 am #661866
Will this get past the mods? I went to a film festival 3 times. The first 2 times to see the free Charlie Chaplin movies. The 3rd time to attend a “master class” given by Elliott Gould. The Chaplin films were good, anyway.October 7, 2009 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #661867
work, work, work….sadly, workOctober 7, 2009 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm #661868
I went to work.
I went to school.
I traveled the subways.
I spent time in the library.
I even managed to catch a few hours sleep.
The WolfOctober 7, 2009 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #661869
well i have been spending time on the computer in the park ummmm on the computer oh! and i went bowling todayOctober 7, 2009 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #661870
I went to the circus. Not the usual, everyday circus I attend. A different circus. It was kind of a letdown for me.October 7, 2009 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm #661871
i enjoyed my day yesterday at CLOVE LAKE PARK. It is located in staten island and it has a beautiful lake it has wonderful walking paths and biking paths with hills. Right next to it is also an ice skating rink. Also there is a kiddie park. Also there is place to play ball and basketball courts/baseball. Yesterday it was packed with frum peopleOctober 7, 2009 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #661872
Clove Lake Park is also right near the Staten Island Zoo, which is a very nice small zoo with a wonderful petting zoo area. That is where I was yesterday with my family and we had a very nice time!October 7, 2009 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #661873
ripley’s believe it or not, bowling and the best day so far- played monopoly with my siblings, about a four hour game!October 7, 2009 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #661874
NYMOM, where? clove lake or the zoooOctober 7, 2009 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #661875
HIE: The zoo. And it was a lovely day for it!October 7, 2009 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #661876
Monday: Apple picking in CT
Tuesday: Collected seashells on the beach at Asbury Park, NJ
Wednesday: Mrs. 72 and the jr. 72s went to the monsey Uncle Moishy YBC concert
Thursday: (Plans) an undisclosed location along the Jersey shore for more shell collectingOctober 8, 2009 12:22 am at 12:22 am #661877
I stayed home for certain reasons…… My kids went today to a very nice farm with their grandmother and on Monday to a nice park.October 8, 2009 2:29 am at 2:29 am #661878
jersey gardens, manhattan, beach,October 8, 2009 2:58 am at 2:58 am #661879
Recover from childbirth 🙂
Spent time with my grandfather, took the kids to a park etc. Nothing too exciting.October 8, 2009 5:15 am at 5:15 am #661881
Ooh! Pookie how was the shopping?October 8, 2009 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #661882
I played with a real, live 600 kilo bear and fed it three kiddushes worth of herring so it would not eat me.
Then I gave a shiur on “Burning your sukkah for fun and profit” al pi nevelus birshus hatoire d’Chassidus Creedmoor.
And if you believe that, I am also making kiddush on a four liter jug of zechs un ninetziger, straight from the hardware store, Simchas Torah night.October 8, 2009 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm #661883
SJSinNYC, Mazal Tov!
We were able to take off from work, school, and training, for one day to have a family outing! The zoo, park, and arts & crafts. Yay!October 8, 2009 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #661884
mybat, boringOctober 8, 2009 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #661885
Oh well pookie! I guess I get excited with American shopping cuz I don’t live there.October 8, 2009 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm #661886
Nothing to get excited about.October 8, 2009 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #661887
Don’t burst my bubble!! 😉 for me its fun!October 8, 2009 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm #661888
Whoops, I think I misread you there. Disregard my previous comment.October 8, 2009 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #661889
is is just me or did any of you learn that its assur to shop on chol hamoed?October 8, 2009 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #661890
is is just me or did any of you learn that its assur to shop on chol hamoed?
If so, then I’m in trouble, since I just went out and shopped for peppers, mushrooms, a cucumber, corn and Bacos for lunch. 🙂
The WolfOctober 8, 2009 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #661891
bygirl13- if there is a sale going on that will not be available after yom tov, it is mutar to shop. there are a couple of other requirements that I cannot remember right now.
wolf, lol!October 8, 2009 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm #661892
Today’s outing: The Atlantis Aquarium in Riverhead (Long Island). Nice place, especially for little children. But a bit of a schlep from NYC.October 8, 2009 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm #661893
we jut got back from a 2 day trip to baltimorte 3.5 hours away but no need to pack food minyanim in abundance my kids loved the b&o railroad museum and the aquarium there is the best i’ve ever seen. well worth the schlepOctober 8, 2009 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #661894
birchat Kohanim at the Kosel
went around the Old City
The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
relaxed…ahhhhhOctober 8, 2009 9:53 pm at 9:53 pm #661895
You are also allowed to shop if you will wear the piece of clothing on yom tov…so if u find a nice outfit to wear for simchas torah…then its allowed!October 8, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #661896
No dolphins, but they do have a nice sea lion show, a really hands-on petting pool for stingrays (you can even feed them if you want!), and a very creative decor. They also had outdoor exhibits of otters and penguins. And even have diving with the sharks available – for a small fee of aprrox. $150, if you’re into that kind of thing!October 8, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #661897
Uh…. Bygirl who said they went shopping? Pookie just said she was in jersey gardens.October 8, 2009 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #661898
And even have diving with the sharks available – for a small fee of aprrox. $150…
Seems like a bit of a ‘fee’ to me 😉October 8, 2009 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #661899
Turtleback zoo 🙂 in west orange new jersey.. Free on tuesdays after 2… Met the whole world there.October 8, 2009 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #661900
Mchemtob: Have you ever been to the aquarium in Camden, NJ? Baltimore’s aquarium is beautiful, but I was also really impressed by the one in Camden. It is on par with Baltimore, if not better!
It is also a bit of a schlep from NYC, as it is just over the border from Philadelphia, but well worth it! (Just don’t venture around Camden itself, as that not a safe city.) And there is kosher food in nearby Cherry Hill, NJ, as well as, Philadelphia.October 9, 2009 1:54 am at 1:54 am #661901
mepal: I should have said “small” (in quotes), as I was being facetious and myself would consider this a colossal waste of money!October 9, 2009 2:25 am at 2:25 am #661902
nymom – no have never been to camden but thanks for the tip we were talking about a trip to cherry hill because there is kosher and it’s a jump to philly (I think) so now i’ll make note of the aquarium too thanks!!October 9, 2009 3:23 am at 3:23 am #661903
Mchemtob:You’re very welcome! Glad to be of help!
One other point of interest: There is also a battleship docked near the Camden aquarium, and they allow visitors to walk through. I believe it’s on the NJ side. This may or may not be of interest to you, but thought I’d mention it.October 9, 2009 3:25 am at 3:25 am #661904
NY Mom: Oh. I thought you left out a dot and it should’ve been 1.50. lol.October 9, 2009 3:30 am at 3:30 am #661905
Thursday: Collected more seashells on the beach at Asbury Park, NJ.
also… I went to Yeshiva Chol Ha’Moed each day with my three boys!October 9, 2009 3:57 am at 3:57 am #661906
mybat, im not a she i want with my family, its the girls day outOctober 9, 2009 3:57 am at 3:57 am #661907
Wow! looks like you guys had a great time!
It’s nice to see how creative we can get (mod 72)
all the many different ideas that make us all unique.
Jax: I went to the Avraham Fried/ Lipa Concert in Brooklyn College.
Lemme tell you It was Awesome they were well prepared & although they
have generally different styles they were very in sync & meshed well.
there was also an extraordinary amount of humor between them.
The yiddish speaking oilem chapped major hanohoh!
A fried sang aleh katan dedicating it to Gilad Shalit,
ending the song with a touching….
“Tachzik Chazak, ~Gilad Shalit!”
I’ll maybe give a whole drasha later about how much I enjoyed the Concert.
mazca: sorry 2 hear! well at lest u didnt sit around doing nothing.
SJSinNYC: Mazel Tov
mominisrael: i’m soo jealous!October 9, 2009 4:34 am at 4:34 am #661908
Oops! Sorry pookie!October 9, 2009 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #661909
It’s nice to see how creative we can get (mod 72)
bein_hasdorim – it wasn’t so creative… It was loaded with yidden, we could have had a beautiful mincha minyon…October 9, 2009 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #661910
bygirl13- if there is a sale going on that will not be available after yom tov, it is mutar to shop.
Then I *really* in trouble. The things I bought (peppers, mushrooms, corn and cucumbers) were not on sale and will be available after Yom Tov. 🙂
The WolfOctober 9, 2009 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #661911
mybat dont sweat itOctober 9, 2009 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #661912
did lots of driving!
bein_hasdorim: sure seems like ya enjoyed!October 12, 2009 5:10 am at 5:10 am #661913
“… It was loaded with yidden”
Mod 72; i’m surprised 2 hear that. I wouldn’t think of collecting shells w/ the kids.October 13, 2009 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #661914
Museum of Science & Industry. Would recommend to anyone, even though it gets a bit crowded.
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