Monday, December 3rd

I’m back, baby!

It wasn’t my intention to take a break from blogging while I went on vacation. But stuff happens. I was busy working, busy with family, busy traveling, and busy being sick. Like, really, really, sick. The sick part sucked, but the trip was still good. I’ll be devoting some upcoming Madbetty posts to my adventures at the Jersey Shore, NYC, and Philadelphia. Here’s a preview:

My new little brother, Sonny Boy, is the cutest baby beagle ever. My other beagle brother, Stevie Ray, has turned out to be quite the sweet beagle mentor. I spent lots of time cuddling with both of these darlings.

baby beagle


I also spent some quality cat time with Bailey, Leo, and Lilly.

calico cat

calico kittens

Mr. Betty and I ate lots of fresh seafood.


Sushi Boat

We made sure to stop at our favorite neighborhood pizza joint and enjoyed some thin, Jersey slices.

Stella Pizza

Jersey pizza

We wandered around Victorian Cape May and spent time at my favorite place in the world, the ocean. I can smell it when I look at the photos. It’s hard living so far away from the beach.

Victorian Cape May

Cape May Beach

We paid lots of tolls. No big deal for Jersey peeps. Try to get a grip, Austin.

Toll booth

I took tons of restaurant photos, harassing cooks, waiters, and bartenders for this blog. They were good sports for the most part.

Sea Grill Avalon

We were very cold but had some hot chocolate to warm up.

Abandoned Mitten

Hot cocoa

We shopped at places we miss desperately, namely Wawa and Trader Joe’s.

Wildwood Wawa

Trader Joe's

A whirlwind trip to New York City gave me a taste of crazy city life. I love it so much. The noise, the subways, the dirt…all of it. Highlights included spaghetti carbonara, a trip to Koreatown, dinosaur bones, and a Broadway show.

Times Square

Spaghetti Carbonara


Museum of Natural History

Philadelphia highlights included a night at the famous Monk’s Cafe and a mind-blowing dinner at Garces Trading Company.

Philadelphia City Hall

Monk's Cafe

Garces Trading Company

It was a fun trip back home. Don’t worry, we brought back some Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy for you, Austin.


Good to go home and good to be back.

6 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    Have you tried the spaghetti carbonara at La Traviata? Life-changing.

  2. Mad Betty's Mom says:

    Just noticed that Leo and Lily are on our guest room bed!! Who would sneak two cats into a two beagle house? I love it!!

  3. Mad Betty's Mom says:

    Love this and all the pictures. We miss you and Mr. Betty, but are already looking forward to our next trip to Awesome Austin!

  4. Kar Yi says:

    It looks like you had a great time on your trip! All of your family pets are adorable as well 🙂 Only in my dreams could I have two pups and three cats! The spaghetti looks amazing. Where did you go?

  5. Rachel G says:

    We are so glad to have you back!
    Should I be surprised that people were nice about having there picture taken, considering people in the North East are known for there grumpiness?

  6. Meredith says:

    So true about Austin people and tolls! We Northeasterners are so over it.

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