New York City marathon.

This year I was offered the opportunity to run the New York City marathon for A; a charity that helps children deal with trauma holistically. yrrsI raised $5200 or a $4000ds goal. I am very happy.

The day of the marathon I had to get to the starting line. This is not an easy ordeal. I caught the 6:40 train in Paterson, NJ and arrived at the starting corral at 10:30. Yes, It took me nearly 4 hours to get to the starting line.

My goal for the marathon was 6 hours walking. I almost reached my goal by doing it in 6:04 and running the last 4 miles. Yes I ran the last 4 miles. That was the only way I could finish.

Next marathon I wish to walk the whole way and average a minute less per mile for the whole route.

Next day I feel great other than a sore knee and a sore foot. This was an awesome experience. I feel blessed.

Patricius Winery at the Hungarian Consulate, NYC

I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful wine tasting at the Hungarian Consulate showcasing Patricius Winery from the Tokaji region of Hungary. Ancient, noble, sweet, distinct, renewed, complex and growing are terms that apply to this region, the wines, the wineries and the people who are reviving these wines to their former glory.  Katinka and Arno were amazing hosts and I appreciate them sharing their story and delicious wines.

Elegant Setting for Lunch
Elegant Setting for Lunch

Duck Rillettes april 2014-9

Túrós pogácsa
Túrós pogácsa
Mangalitsa Pork
Mangalitsa Pork
Tokaji Furmint
Tokaji Furmint

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Tokaji Aszu and Late Harvest
Tokaji Aszu and Late Harvest
Katinka and Arno from Paticius Winery
Katinka and Arno from Patricius Winery