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 […]

Belhurst Castle

Birthday in the Finger Lakes

My mom and I like to travel together, so I planned to take her somewhere for her birthday earlier this year. Wanting to find a unique place to stay that wasn’t too far from Rochester, I came upon Belhurst Castle, which is on one of the Finger Lakes. We stayed in a separate building that […]

Providence Eats

My birthday is a week away. My list has stalled due to health issues, but I will keep at it. I’m almost halfway done. I attended a conference in Providence a couple of months ago and tried a slew of new restaurants… Caserta Pizzeria: made-to-order pizza with black olives (my favorite) The Malted Barley: specializes […]

Nobska Light on Cape Cod

Another Birthday on the Cape

I spent my birthday on Cape Cod for the third year in a row. This year’s locale was Falmouth. We had one beautiful day and one crappy day weather-wise. Allen and I spent the beautiful day exploring the art exhibits and grounds of Highfield Hall and Gardens. I love touring historic homes and grounds, so […]

USS Albacore

A Tour of the USS Albacore

I finally toured the dry-docked submarine in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the USS Albacore. It was a Navy research vessel from 1953 to 1972. After it was decommissioned, it was moved to a facility in Philadelphia but came back to Portsmouth in 1984. It was no small feat for community members to create this museum and […]