And a Great Tourism Site Shall Guide Them

Tourist and statue

I wanted to love New York. I mean, I do love it – the state. But the recently updated I Love New York website? It’s lovely to look at and has a tremendous amount of information about places to visit, things to do, and stuff to eat and drink.

Why, then, do I think it’s just meh?

Because It didn’t make it any easier for me to plan a getaway. And that’s what a good tourism site should do. Continue reading

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Do you have a name for your GPS voice? Mine’s Nigel. My husband’s is Mathilda. Whatever persona you’ve assigned them, the relationship deteriorates when they send you into a traffic jam, down a one-way street or begin yammering in the middle of the best part of your favorite song. I’ve decided to end things with Nigel this summer and use maps to get where I need to go. It’s a quaint hobby, somewhat akin to tatting, but I still think it will come in handy when I land a spot on “The Amazing Race”. My first trip this weekend to the bucolic hills of northwest Connecticut began with a missed exit on the Taconic Parkway that lengthened my drive by 40 minutes. Every journey starts with baby steps, right? If you’re looking for graduation gift ideas, why not package up a Rand McNally Road Atlas and some gas money. The recipient will think you’re cheap or crazy, but it might inspire a summer travel adventure.

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Saturday was a cracklin’ good spring day – perfect weather for the 14th annual Trade Secrets garden sale in Sharon, Connecticut.

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Spring Detour: Plant Sales

I kill plants in many ways including death by dog and dehydration, so I try to minimize garden risk when I can. That’s why I “know my zone”. It’s Zone 6, the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone assigned to the Hudson River Valley. I can safely plant, without fear of frost, after Mother’s Day.

Burpee Garden Zone Map

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