#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

One foot in front of the other…

Suffice it to say, the bronchitis is peaking.  Anything more would be Too Much Information.  :)

I love reading your comments–the second Sadie dedication was an accident, so I went ahead and dedicated the third book in the series to her as well.  I asked her to send me another dog just like her, when the time is right.  I’m sorry reading it made you cry on the bus, though–bless your heart.  I do miss my Sadie-beagle a lot, but I also have hundreds of happy memories to bring a smile or a chuckle. 

Somebody mentioned a place to get great clam chowder in New York–I LOVE clam chowder–you can’t just leave me hanging like that! :)  What’s the name of the restaurant and where is it????  As for the grits, well, I’m going to be looking up some recipes.  Look out, I might start cooking again. 

Another person asked if I ride my horses.  April and Traveler are ridable, the others are pesky pets.  (The kind of horse my dad would pat affectionately, grin and call a Knothead.)  Since I broke my wrist a couple of years ago, I’ve been skittish about falling.  I miss riding, though, and want to get back to it.

And now for the travelogue:

New York, July 20, Day 5

Mainly a shopping day.  Looking back, I wish I’d gone to a museum.  :)  Instead, Wendy and I hit Sephora and then several of us got together to buy souvenir t-shirts, etc.  I suspect I was already coming down with this bug, but didn’t guess it. 

Niece Kelly arrived from Washington (D.C.) and she and Jeremy and Wendy and I had lunch at Grand Central again–this time at a very loud but fun place called Two Boots.  The walls were painted with lively folk art–Jeremy and I were both intrigued. 

That evening, all the “youngsters” headed out to a campy nightclub called Lucky Chang’s.  For a variety of reasons, this was not Sister Sal’s or my idea of a good time, so we stayed behind and enjoyed a very quiet room service dinner in my room before she went back to hers, just down the hall, and we both called it a night.  The crew got home at something like three a.m., laughing, probably somewhat tipsy, and exhausted.  The next day they regaled Sally and me with cell phone pictures and wild stories that only confirmed our decision the night before–Lucky Chang’s is not for a couple of old fogey sisters like us, beginning to dress alike.  :)  

The main object of the trip was to re-connect the grown-up girl cousins, and it was a joy to see them having fun together.

So that’s day five.  Day six?  Brooklyn.  :)

Tune in again tomorrow.

12 comments to “One foot in front of the other…”

  1. Hilda
      · August 1st, 2012 at 12:45 pm · Link

    Linda, I laughed at your description of you and Sally NOT going to the nightclub. That sounds like the new normal for me too. A quiet evening, nice conversation, a few laughs, a calm dinner — lovely! I remember when we couldn’t wait to hit the hot spots. Changes happen when we’re not paying attention, don’t they? Loved your comments about your horse herd! Spoiling them has got to be fun.

  2. Jaclyn
      · August 1st, 2012 at 1:05 pm · Link

    I loved your book “Big Sky Country” It was the first romance novel I ever read. I’m 17 and I wanted to read something more exciting that captures my interest. I read the twilight books but vampire love can’t really happen. I’ve been looking for a book that was about the country and had true love with cowboys, and it was a great book, can’t wait to read “Big Sky Mountain” :-D

    • Sal
        · August 1st, 2012 at 2:15 pm · Link

      Jaclyn, you have found a winner…Stick with Linda Lael Miller books!! You have many more to choose from!

    • Juanita Rice
        · August 1st, 2012 at 2:41 pm · Link

      Do stick with Linda! And find her older books about the McKetricks. They are fabulous!!

      I’m starting Big Sky Mountain today and so looking forward to it.

      • Norma Stanforth
          · August 1st, 2012 at 4:36 pm · Link

        I have read all of the Montana Creeds stories and all of the McKettrick’s storied they are all wonderful, you can’t go wrong in reading all of them. :wink:

  3. Juanita Rice
      · August 1st, 2012 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Linda, I just looked it up. I do believe it’s the same place where you had the soft shell crab! It’s the Oyster Bar and Restaurant in Grand Central. They have both Manhatten and New England style clam chowders on the menu!

    I go for the New England and my sister the Manhatten…which is much harder to find…anyplace.

    Do hope you’re starting to mend. I haven’t had bronchitis for many years but I remember …. ugh!!!

  4. Carole Amico
      · August 1st, 2012 at 3:56 pm · Link

    Linda, I’ve had Bronchitis twice, it’s not fun so I know how you feel. Hope you are feeling better. Having your favorite author under the weather is sad. Take care of yourself.
    CaroleAnne :-D

  5. Sandi Hill
      · August 1st, 2012 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Hi Linda: Love reading your blog and all your happenings. Hope you get well soon so I am sending healing thoughts your way. I am thoroughly enjoying “Big Sky Country”. I’m reading fast so I can read “Big Sky Mountain”! Bill and I had so much fun seeing your in Cheyenne, WY a few years ago and talking about Northport and the great friends and family we both know from our hometown!! Take care and get well soon. Love, Sandi Walley Hill

  6. Norma Stanforth
      · August 1st, 2012 at 4:43 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I hope you get to feeling better soon,lot of my friends are sick with bronchitis it must be going around. Sorry to hear about your dog.They are a part of your family.
    Take care and God bless. Thank you for all of your books. :cry:

  7. Cathy Schroeder
      · August 1st, 2012 at 7:46 pm · Link

    I am reading a book of your’s called Lilly and The Major and was surprised to see a town named Fox Chapel, Pa. In it I grew up close to there in a town named Aspinwall. I have lived most of my life in Idaho but the name of that town brought back bitter sweet memories. It is a great book, some what different than other of your’s I have read. I just wondered how you came up with that name?

    • linda
        · August 2nd, 2012 at 11:11 am · Link

      The truth is, I can’t remember. I wrote that book a long, long time ago. :)

  8. Amy Henderson
      · August 2nd, 2012 at 8:53 am · Link

    Got the 2nd Big Sky Book…can’t wait to see what happens with Kendra and Hutch!

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