Road Trips

The Long and Winding Road(s)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Road Trips, Travel | 0 comments

The Long and Winding Road(s)

…..Lots of them on our road trip to Mendocino.

When I think of Mendocino I think of Dough Sahm and Sir Douglas Quintet and the song they made popular in the late 60’s…”Mendocino, Mendocino, where life’s such a groove you’ll blow your mind in the morning”.  (Really, those are the lyrics-well it was the 60’s!).  It’s just a little off the grid and still has that 60’s hippy vibe but also has some incredible retaurants and inns along the coast.  It’s three and a half hours north of San Francisco which makes it a destination, not a day trip.  It’s probably what Napa was 20 years ago.  The historic or “hysteric” council depending on who you talk to, will not allow any development to deter from the town’s original look.  No box stores, no chain stores, no Starbucks.  For that you have to drive to the next town.  Mendocino sits on the edge of the Pacific Coast and wherever you go whether it’s on the Big River, Route 128 or any of the other number of roads winding through the mountains, the natural beauty is everywhere.

So this sounded like somewhere we’d like to visit and we headed west for the long 4th of July weekend.

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Friends + Food = Summer on Cape Cod

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Food, Friends, Road Trips | 1 comment

Friends + Food = Summer on Cape Cod

3 1/2 hours.  That’s how long it took to get to the Cape.  From our house, a normal drive would be 1 1/2 hours.  But we were hit with torrential rain the entire way. Stop and go traffic, a back-up over the bridge but finally arrived in Harwich, which is known as mid-Cape.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane….

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Road Trips | 0 comments

A Trip Down Memory Lane….

It’s been a few weeks since I’ ve written about my comings and goings.

Over Memorial Day weekend, we made the trip north to the home of my youth, Burlington, VT.  As we drove north the temperature kept dropping and by the time we reached Burlington, it was 41 degrees.  Imagine that – on Memorial Day weekend.  And that’s not the kicker!  It actually snowed at the higher elevations and as we drove back to Boston the peaks of Mt. Mansfield and Camel’s Hump were white!

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2,880 Minutes in the Big Apple

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Food, Movies, Road Trips, Travel, Wanderlust | 0 comments

2,880 Minutes in the Big Apple

Say New York and what comes to mind?  For me it’s a few things.  Broadway, shopping, museums, people, uptown, downtown, and….. FOOD!!

See that hot pastrami sandwich.  That’s just half of the sandwich.  We arrived in New York and the first thing we did was ask where the nearest deli was.  New York is synonymous with the word deli. Even though we’re all eating healthier now, there’s nothing better that a hot pastrami on fresh rye, some good half sours and slaw and for Roy a Cel-Ray or Dr. Brown’s cream soda.

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Going Home…

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Food, Road Trips | 0 comments

Going Home…

I’m from Burlington, Vermont – born and bred but I’ve lived in Boston for more years than I lived in Vermont.  I couldn’t get out of Burlington fast enough and never looked back but I have a softt spot for it.  When I was in college I was embarrassed to tell people I was from Vermont because I thought I’d be considered a hick.  Now, saying you’re from Vermont is a status symbol.  Products with Made in Vermont labels have a certain cache ; you know them – Ben and Jerry’s, Cabot’s Cheese, Green Mountain Coffee, Lake Champlain Chocolates and then there’s the music that comes from Vermont like Phish and Grace Potter. 

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Summertime…

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Road Trips | 1 comment

Summertime…

It doesn’t get much more summery than this in New England.  90+ degrees and humid.  That’s summer!

We picked a great weekend to spend with our pals L and M on the Cape.  Going to the Cape on a Friday in the summer you either leave early in the morning or late at night.  We left at 3P and it took us an hour longer to get there than it would normally.  But, so what!

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