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Summer Travel 2022-The Grand Finale!

Summer Travel 2022-The Grand Finale!

Does anyone else feel like this summer was the busiest, craziest, hottest, and most social one in, well, in two years? Or that it was the first time September rolled around and we weren’t quite ready for the lazy days and endless nights to be over? My oldest son and...

Teachable Travel: Linking Lives to Literature

Teachable Travel: Linking Lives to Literature

One of the reasons I was so excited to visit Assateague and Chincoteague Islands for the 97th Pony Swim was my lifelong love of Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague. I loved horses as a girl, collecting small statues of them, reading every horse story I could...

A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things

This vacation, Tammy and I focused much of our time and energy on the horses and talking to the visitors and people who call Chincoteague home. Nevertheless, we were able to squeeze in a few touristy things. Here’s some ideas for you: Museum NASA Wallops Visitor...

Still Making History in Seneca Falls-Convention Days 2022

Still Making History in Seneca Falls-Convention Days 2022

As more and more in-person events reappear in Seneca County, I decided it was time to post about summertime in Seneca Falls. Convention Days, held the weekend of July 15-17. My friend Heidi (Hyannis last summer!) was the perfect companion for a busy Saturday in the...

But Wait-There’s More to Bethel!

But Wait-There’s More to Bethel!

Have you ever accidentally discovered a small town-anywhere in the USA-that you immediately felt at one with? It’s hard to define exactly what it is about these places that draws you in. Is it the people? The landscape or geography? The shops, bars, and restaurants?...

Getting Ourselves Back to the Garden: Bethel Woods, NY

Getting Ourselves Back to the Garden: Bethel Woods, NY

If there’s one musical event that unequivocally symbolizes the Sixties, it’s the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, held on the Yasgur farm in Bethel Woods. For us teenagers in the 1970’s there was always a lingering suspicion that we’d been born too late; that we’d...

It’s Summertime and Portsmouth, NH is… Literary

It’s Summertime and Portsmouth, NH is… Literary

Located in Rockingham County in the Granite State, Portsmouth is best-known as a history and its seaport. Usually, a visit there includes a stop at Market Square, Prescott Park, or Strawbery Banke. This time, for a change of pace, we focused on words, books, authors,...

Iceland-Final Impressions

Iceland-Final Impressions

It’s been a little over a month since I returned from the land of fire and ice. I’ve blogged a lot about my trip but the one thing I’m not sure I’ve captured yet is what makes Iceland, Iceland. When I think about the country what comes to mind and what will stick with...

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Landscape

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Landscape

Some places instantly evoke specific mental images. With Cuba it’s the old-style cars in every shade of the rainbow. Africa is often associated with safaris, and Hollywood has a movie star on every corner. When I think of Iceland, the dramatic, otherworldly landscape...

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Food

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Food

Ask anyone who knows me-I’m a picky eater. And the one thing I absolutely despise is seafood. This quirk has never been as challenging as it was in Iceland, where fish is a mainstay of everyone’s diet. My willingness to broaden my culinary horizons was first tested at...