Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day 2009

Thank you veterans, past and present!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Newbury, Vermont

The peaks in the bottom picture are actually the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I was standing on Route 5, and as a little aside for my fellow Connecticut residents, this is the very same Route 5 that runs through our state.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Shelburne, New Hampshire

This is a unique and beautiful area because it's miles and miles of birch trees. Route 2 runs right through this scenic section of northern New Hampshire and these millions of birch trees are quite a sight in the Fall. If you're ever riding along this road stop at the little information cottage at the rest area and sign the guest book. A very nice lady working behind the counter told me that the state is trying to save money by closing these little stops and that would be a shame. What traveler doesn't like to pull off in some scenic place where you can go in and use a rest room, load up on maps and brochures and get some good info from a friendly local?

Thursday, May 7, 2009



About Me

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Hi, and welcome to my blog! In my working life I'm a cook, and in my personal life I'm married and have two daughters, plus a Chihuahua named Minnie. I am also a culinary school graduate with a degree in pastry arts. When I have a day off the first thing I think about is getting my camera and hitting the road. I've always loved road trips and I've been carrying a camera since I got a 110 Instamatic for my birthday when I was a kid. So, we get in the car and travel all over seeking out new back roads and new places to visit. At least twice a year we head up to the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont and take in some of the best scenery New England has to offer, and we get to New Hampshire, too. We also do some shorter trips to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and sometimes even New York state (although it's not in New England) and once in a blue moon, we get to Maine. When I'm not on the road I'm right here at home reading, writing, watching some classic television like Andy Griffith, or Minnie and I are out strolling in the cemeteries enjoying the art and remembering the people.