Road trips have their advantages—Part II, Montréal

After Burlington we went to Montréal which we had visited briefly about 25 years ago en route to visiting friends in Ottawa....more

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

If I was in school and got the assignment to write "what I did on summer vacation" I'd have a lot to say! I can hardly believe the last days of August are here. Where did the summer of 2012 go? ...more
 @KarenLynnn It was great to be with you and Michael for sure!! more

Song of the sea

“We have learned that we are like amphibians: We can live on land, but not forever, not without trips to water and to home.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estés...more

It's Good to be Home....

Anne KimballLife on the Funny FarmGot home either very late Thurs or very early Fri, depending on whether you're a glass half-full or half-empty kinda person.At this point I'm more of a give-me-that-%#@*-glass-and-let-me-drain-it kinda person.We drove home from New Hampshire earlier than our planned check-out time b/c all of a sudden I had one of those out of calendar experiences when I remembered two of the girls had their BFF's BD party coming up. Was it Fri night or Sat night?...more

Two vegan journeys converge at West Street Grill in Litchfield, CT

Thank you everyone for the interesting and thought-provoking comments to my ...more

Stretching Out Our Last Two Days In Ohio...

Monday arrived and so did the work week for everybody...except me.  Caitlin is working for the company so she was busy all morning taking calls and placing orders, Robby was on the phone and his computer and Kevin had to go back to work for another 12 hour shift (can you believe that?!).  I waited patiently while everybody did their thing but when lunch time arrived I announced that it was time to get out of the house and go eat.  Caitlin had the perfect place in mind to take her dad and me... ...more

Lake Erie, a Movie and Ice Cream!

Robby and I slept like babies (or rather not like babies...) Saturday night.  Well, you know what I mean...we were exhausted from traveling, so a good night's sleep did us wonders.  Sunday morning found Robby and Caitlin putting that loaf of Erie Sour Dough Bread that I had bought the day before to good use... ...more

The Story of Ruth, under Glass

 My grandmother was an O'Hara, born and raised in Glasgow. This is not such an unusual thing as there was a time when it was all Celtic land. Some time later the English sent Scottish soldiers to protect English interests in Ireland. And when the English turned the lush green of Ireland into a land of famine and misery, some of the starving Irish came east to work in Glasgow's shipyards.Within a generation they were fighting and starving with a brogue instead of a lilt....more

Road trips have their advantages—Part I, The Hudson Valley and Burlington Vermont.

Pond at Bob and Susan's new house Road trips have their advantages—no desperately trying to pack enough clothes into tiny suitcases, no pouring toiletries into those small plastic jars that will pass muster with homeland se...more

Donazione della Santa Spina: AROMA CUCINA

Donazione della Santa Spina: AROMA CUCINA The results are in, and a good time was had by all. ...more