Having lived in the Northeast all my life, I will admit to taking for granted, at times, the beauty of Autumn we experience every year. Now that I’m in New England and armed with my camera more often than not, it’s hard to ignore. Nor should I. If winter is mother nature’s solemn, thoughtful child, spring her adventurous one, and summer her creative progeny, then autumn is
What could be better than spending a week in New England in Autumn? Quite simply, not much. We spent the weekend in Vermont, near a charming town called Chester that looks like Mayberry’s’ clone. For the icing on the cake, we happened to be there on a weekend when they were having a Fall Harvest Festival, and folks, no one does Harvest Festivals like New
I can’t wait to show you the pics from our recent trip to Acadia National Park, located just minutes from the lovely town of Bar Harbor, Maine. I don’t know why it’s taken us our entire lives to visit this beautiful part of the northeast, but now that we have, it’s one of the few places I can say I would love to revisit someday.
We have been back for over a week, and I’m just beginning to feel normal. The life was sucked out of me, and I’m still not completely my old self, but getting there. Other than basic errands, I’ve had little motivation to do much, but I finally managed to upload some pics to share. I thought since I was holed up for most of the
Well folks, I went and did it. I flew half way around the world for the privilege of getting sick. It started on Mother’s Day while we were still in Singapore. I was dreading the plane ride on Tuesday to Cambodia, and hoping against hope I would get better and be able to enjoy our time in Siem Reap. But it was not to be.
Are you ready for my fourth (and final) post on Florida? I hope so, ’cause here it comes…(If you missed the first three, click here for our take on Naples, here for the scoop on Venice, and here for Rainbow Springs.) On March 6th we left Rainbow Springs in central Florida and took the looonnnng drive, (with our defective car in tow), to Topsail State Park,
I last left you with an overview of the Venice area, which we thoroughly enjoyed and were sorry to leave, but on March 1st, that’s just what we did. We meandered toward the Panhandle, but not before stopping off in Central Florida to break up the long, 10 hour drive. We stayed at a state park called Rainbow Springs, located about 30 miles outside Ocala. This was our first time staying
If Florida was a person, it’s name would be Sybil. You’ve heard the expression ‘if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour?’ Well, if you don’t like where you are in Florida, drive an hour in any direction and you will find something different. There truly is something for everyone in the sunshine state. Whether you gravitate toward sophisticated, upscale areas (Palm Beach, Naples), or you
We got home on Friday the 25th of March, which means we were gone more than 3 months, the longest we’ve ever been away from home. When you’re gone that long, you learn a lot. Like what to bring along next time (more casual clothes) and what to leave behind (less dressy clothes for starters). Basically, if you’re not barefoot or wearing flip flops, you’re
As you may have seen a couple of weeks ago in this post, Vermont is gorgeous in the Fall, but like most of New England this time of year, we’re lucky to have spectacular beauty right in our own back yards so last week we took a short drive to some of my favorite spots. Visible just around a bend, this vista is one of