Category Archives: New England

Seeing the Northeast anew

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I love having guests from faraway places–in this case, our dear friends Laurence and François Roy from Montaigu, France. They love history, adventures and good food and wine as we do, and François is also a bird expert, which added and new and fun aspect to our travels together. We started out in New York and thanks to Marriott Points,… Read more »

Exiled on the North Shore – don’t cry!

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Having returned briefly to Connecticut, and finding the welcome, well, not warm, we gathered some more clothes and zoomed off on a new adventure. We headed to the Marriott in Woburn, which is convenient, clean, cheap and gives me extra points for a free night somewhere, sometime soon. Feeling the need to take a break from the fine dining scene,… Read more »

Escape to Providence! – a winter’s tale

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Trees over power lines on Crystal Lake Road The Surprise Halloween storm of 2011 brought 12″ of snow to Tolland. Ray and I, knowing there would be snow, had planned on a quiet weekend of hiking, snowshoeing and putting our house back in order after the whirlwind French Exchange. Well, we got the hiking in on Saturday morning, but then… Read more »