Hello all. I'm now back in Los Angeles after a wonderful vacation and time spent at my daughter's graduation from the University of Pennsylvania plus a visit to my son in Hyde Park at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
Penn bestowed honorary doctorate degrees to many deserving people including Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Shirley Franklin (mayor of Atlanta, GA) and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg along with James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state. No, Aretha did not sing, but it was a honor to watch her receive the degree.
Penn Graduation- Wharton School of Business Standing
T with proud Mom and Grandma
View From front of Roth Hall at CIA
It was a food filled vacation though I did not get many pictures to document the great meals we had including dinner two evenings at the CIA's American Bounty and Ristorante Caterina de Medici. If any of you plan to be in the Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie, NY area, it is well worth it to dine at one of the CIA restaurants. Pricey but exceptional cuisine.