• 2018,  First Sunday Supper

    First Sunday Supper: Momento Restaurant

    Slightly off the beaten path and hidden in the hills of West Milford New Jersey resides Momento Restaurant. Opened in 1996 by Alberto Dautaj and his family, Momento serves Classy Italian fare with a flair. You can read more about Momento on their website. Living not far outside the borders of West Milford, we were amazed to find out this gem of a restaurant had been around since 1996.  We had never heard of Momento nor the several other restaurants owned by the Dantaj family.  We were lucky enough to have attended a beautiful wedding of two friends at Momento where Dave served as the Officiant.  This was our first…

  • 2018,  First Sunday Supper,  Wanderlust

    Our First Sunday Supper Tour 2018

    Throughout 2017, we were lucky enough to have started a new First Sunday Supper tradition.  Our friend Chef Ken Salmon who owned Upstream Grille (now sadly closed) had an amazing pianist who would play the first Sunday of the month during dinner.  Henry Shapiro, 97 years young at the time, had played around the Lake Hopatcong, NJ area for a portion of his career that started when he was 13.  This became a tradition for us.  Cyn and I would dress up and head over to enjoy an amazing Sunday Supper while listening to Henry playing tunes from the Great American Songbook.  This was something we looked forward to every…

  • Adventure

    It began as an afterthought…

    When we decided to start blogging and sharing our Epic Adventures back in 2016 we realized that this began as an afterthought.  We had been having these adventures for a decade or more already and wondered why we had not been sharing the experiences.  So after spending the next 2 years finally pulling off our Wedding, getting through some health struggles, tackling some financial struggles and dealing with everything life threw at us in a short period of time we decided our lives should be about having and sharing experiences. It’s so easy to get caught up in the material things in your life.  When you realize these don’t mean…