Old Sturbridge Village

Birthday Trip #17

Every year since I turned 30, I have visited a new place for my birthday. Because COVID is still looming large (even though more than half of adults in the US are vaccinated), I wanted to stay somewhat close to home. I landed on Sturbridge, MA, because I thought it was about time I went […]

Hammond Castle Museum

A Castle on the Ocean

Allen and I spent a night in one of my favorite places, Rockport, MA, in the fall. We had our share of anxiety about traveling during the pandemic, but we were careful and spent most of our time outside. There were torrential rains on the day that we left, yet we still wanted to see […]

2019: That’s a Wrap

2019 is coming to a close…I have finished my #44 list and am way behind in reporting what I’ve done. So I will offer you a few brief highlights: I visited some more neighborhood restaurants and parks, including: Martin’s Coffee ShopI’ve wanted to try this local diner for years. I had the basic eggs, bacon, […]

Blithewold Mansion backyard

Birthday in Bristol

While we’re talking about birthdays…Allen and I went to Bristol, Rhode Island, for my birthday. I wasn’t feeling very well, so we didn’t see as much of the town as we normally would. But we did visit Colt State Park… …and Blithewold Mansion. We also walked around the downtown area and had a few good […]

Jackson Homestead and Museum

Allen and I visited Jackson Homestead and Museum in Newton, MA, recently. It is the first house I’ve been to that was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The house was built in 1809 by Timothy Jackson. His son, William, became an abolitionist and was one of two community members who offered his home as […]