Martha's Vineyard is a beautiful island, and although it has a reputation of being a spot for the wealthy, it is actually enjoyable and accessible, with historic sites, friendly farm markets, and lots of opportunities for exploring nature. We left from Woods Hole on a lovely September weekend. Among the sites we visited were the … Continue reading The Vineyard
Dave has been planning our eclipse adventure and educating family and friends about the event since January. It's our #celestialsuperbowl! Now that the time is here, every major magazine, web site, and news show has been spreading the excitement with articles, information, and events. Like the President, who is viewing it from the White House, … Continue reading Celestial Superbowl: the 2017 Solar Eclipse
After the "Summer Sleepover Extravaganza" with 3 granddaughters, we headed off with the pup for another adventure: a drive to Minnesota via Canada and the UP of Michigan, followed by a trip to southern Illinois to see the eclipse. Off at 6 am, heading through the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts through upstate New York, … Continue reading CT to Minnesota to Eclipse Road Trip
Ford's Lobster in Noank Mid-tide kayak off Giants Neck Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Hike in Rocky Neck State Park Fetching in Gorton Pond, Niantic Side Door Cafe for jazz, and Old Lyme Inn, Old Lyme Boating near Big Brother Island, Long Island sound -- note oystercatchers on the rocks! Beaches, low tide! Babies love … Continue reading You can’t beat the CT shoreline in the summer!
Although we aren't millennials, we are pretty savvy tech users. But we don't love paying $155 for internet and tv. So we've decided to research cutting the cable tv cord. Our San Francisco kids motivated us when we visited in January. No tv. No big cable bills. All online viewing. Because of our viewing … Continue reading Cutting the Cord
I love to read, but even more, I love to share what I'm reading with others... and when I find a person who loves a book I love, I feel like I've met a new friend. So when I saw my first Little Free Library, I was inspired. WHAT IS A LITTLE FREE LIBRARY? A Little … Continue reading Installing Our Little Free Library
We've always wanted to visit the Apollo Theater in Harlem, responsible for the emergence of jazz in NYC back in the day. Tonight was the perfect night for it. We attended WOW-- Women of the World-- being celebrated by 3 amazing singers. Other events this weekend were The Moth readings, teen empowerment sessions, and other … Continue reading Abbey Lincoln Tribute Concert