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From a Southbound Train

Practical considerations led me to choose the Amtrak train from Boston to Philadelphia earlier this week. A direct flight was going to be quite pricey, over $600. More affordable flights involved layovers, which I wasn’t thrilled about for a relatively … Continue reading

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Yankton: A Good Stop on the Lewis & Clark Trail

Planning to go looking for Lewis and Clark? Following the trail of the intrepid explores is a popular way to explore the American West and get in touch with history. If you set out to retrace their journey, I’d like … Continue reading

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Travels in Ireland: Hurling Anyone?

Despite the delicate drizzle, things started looking better for me in Cork city the next morning.  After some strong tea and toast, I finally managed to connect with Connor, the family friend whom I was unable to reach the previous day.  We … Continue reading

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Travels in Ireland: A Night in Cork

“David, me lad, I don’t know who this Connor is you’ve been calling for, I’m afraid you must have the wrong number.” Though spoken in a lyrical brogue, this sentence hit me hard.  My Irish adventure had taken a sudden turn.  Just … Continue reading

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Lake Eve Resort, Orlando

After a lot of searching, my wife Jodi found us a nice spot for us to stay near Orlando during our vacation last week. A more detailed review of some of the options might have made the process a bit … Continue reading

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Best of 2011: Down by the Sea

Playing around with the best way to share some of my best 2011 nature photos…here are some of my favorites from time spent near the ocean! Cape Cod, to be specific. Click a photo for full view and the slide … Continue reading

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Final 2011 Beach Day [Cape Escape, Part II]

We had a great first day in Chatham, back on Thanksgiving weekend. It was capped off by a wonderful dinner in the main dining room at the Chatham Bars Inn, where we were staying for the first time (off-season deals … Continue reading

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Post of the Week: Hiking in Ireland

Today I’m launching a new feature for this blog, “Post of the Week (POTW)“. I won’t rule out self-nomination, but the idea is to give a shout-out to another blogger who wrote something that caught my eye this week. The … Continue reading

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Chatham Squire: Still Tasty After All These Years

So how does a restaurant thrive for over 40 years in the restaurant business? A visit last month during our Cape Cod vacation to The Chatham Squire may provide some insights. Our family stepped into the bustling scene on a weeknight toward … Continue reading

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Cape Escape, Day 1

Early in the week of Thanksgiving, we finally confirmed that we were going to be able to clear the deck and get to the Cape…provided we could still get a reservation at the Chatham Bars Inn and use our Eversave … Continue reading

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