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 habits, … 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
Took the bus to the Dockyard, but Royal Caribbean had a huge cruise ship docked at the King's Wharf-- so we were surrounded by thousands of tourists. We wandered the Royal Dockyard grounds, including the Victualing Yard, shopped at the Old Cooperage and craft market as well as the Clock Tower, where we saw rum … Continue reading America’s Cup, Hamilton, and The Dockyard
The buses in Bermuda are pink and blue: pink mostly, with blue stripes. Stand at the pink post for the #8 in to Hamilton, and the blue post to take the #11 to St. George's. The houses are pink and blue-- and sometimes yellow and green. They reflect the colors of the purple morning glory, … Continue reading Pink and Blue