The drive to the Blue Oar in Haddam is a quick one from Hartford down Route 9, and once you’re off the highway it’s all twisty roads with old Victorian homes and over-grown gardens. I…
I’ve done a lot of hiking recently because my friend Ellen was like, “Why don’t we make time to do this every weekend in the spring?” and I was like, “Duh.” So now I can…
If you’re ever heading out to the Hampton, Connecticut area, can I recommend a walk through the town’s center? Much like Mansfield Historic District, it’s a grouping of old homes and storefronts — none of which…
I have never had a bad time at Sharpe Hill. Well… except one time Mike and I brought about a dozen friends for an afternoon at the winery and we brought our own snacks. The…
This visit was over my birthday weekend in October and the leaves had juuuust fallen off the trees so the landscape was barren-esque, bit not so barren as to have no color at all.
The apple cider doughnuts at Horse Listeners Orchard aren’t actually made at Horse Listeners Orchard; they’re from The Milkhouse Bakery in Sterling, but that hardly matters when it’s sunny and beautiful and crisp out. Horse…
Chester is one of those towns that you can show up, park your car anywhere, and not really have a plan. Just get out and walk. I spent a lovely spring day here and did…
Is it cheating if you go to a winery and don’t drink? It that blasphemy? I’m pretty sure my friends from college have just dis-owned me.
I am not a Cape Cod person by birth or genetics. My family believes the best beaches in the world are located on the east end of Long Island and anyone who disagrees just doesn’t…
What a strange thing to make the trek to Vermont up 91 and across route 100 from Hartford in June and not in January. Usually when we drive up it’s freezing and white and snow-y….
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