Holiday Outings

When I found out that my boyfriend had never been to Portland, Maine, I booked a trip straight away. Portland is one of my favorite cities: good beer, good food, good shopping. Needless to say, we had a great time. And lucky for me, I was also able to check off a birthday list item. […]

A Reunion and a Mystery

A few weeks ago, my dad and I attended a family reunion with 100+ strangers. Let me explain. About a year ago, as I was doing some genealogy research, I learned that a family reunion was being planned for August 2015 in the town where my mom grew up. The reunion was actually for my […]

Birthday in the Bahamas

#40 on my birthday list was: Visit the Bahamas. This was my second trip to a tropical island, and I have to say that I was born to live on a tropical island. I love sun, heat, and baking myself in the sun. I spent four nights in Cable Beach, a few miles west of […]

Lake Cruises, Forests, and Bears, Oh My!

At the end of May, Mom and I went to the Adirondacks to celebrate our milestone birthdays. Even though I grew up in New York, I had never been to the Adirondacks. We spent three nights in the area, so I chose three items for the birthday list. #36: Took a cruise on Lake George. […]

Donuts and Beer

…These are a few of my favorite things… I went to Portland with some friends recently to see my bazillionth Guster concert. I love Guster and I love Portland. And I love seeing Guster play in Portland. There’s no time to waste with the birthday list now, so I try to pack in as many […]