Day 40: Belfast Harbor, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Bangor, Quebec City

Sunday,  October 13, 2013 I took an iPhone shot of Belfast Harbor from the deck of our little inn. It’s one of my favorite shots, so I tweet it out! We go over the expansion bridge to Verona Island on the way to Bar Harbor. Or as the locals say, “Bah Hah-bah.” Acadia National Park […]

Day 38: Gloucester, Rockport, Bear Skin Neck, Manchester-by-the-Sea

Friday, October 11, 2013 Gloucester, Massachusetts is America’s oldest seaport. It’s the setting for the book, “The Perfect Storm”, a real life storm that hit Cape Ann in 1991 and caused massive destruction all along the coast. (George Clooney starred in the movie version of the book.) We stop by the visitors center and I […]

Day 31: New York – The Guggenheim, a Fashion Shoot and Bad Sushi

Friday,  October 4, 2013 We visit the Guggenheim Museum.  There’s a major installation going on and they offer reduced tickets.  Visitors can visit three floors.  Whining, buzzing machines seem to amplify as the sounds echo off the walls of the spiral building and make me wish we hadn’t come.  It’s nice that we can ask […]

Day 30: New York – Mobile Marketing Trends, BonChon, The Metropolitan Museum

Thursday,  October 3, 2013     We visit our son’s office. His very sweet co-workers present me with flowers that remind me of Texas!     We also meet our son’s boss, a mobile marketing guru.  I can’t let the opportunity pass without asking for an interview!  Twelve years ago, he brought music libraries (ringtones) […]

Day 29: New York – Central Park, Spider-Man & The Ramen King

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Today we get some Vitamin D!  Central Park has a little fun for everyone.  There are wide expanses of lovely green grasses and walking trails throughout the park.  You can rent a bike or get a pedicab or horse drawn carriage for a leisurely ride under shady trees.  We walk as […]

Day 21: Virginia

Tuesday,  September 24, 2013 Our friend, the walking encyclopedia, gives us a history lesson on the way through Shenandoah National Park.  We will be missing all the apple festivals in Virginia.  The area’s festival promotes vintage apples, like the species that Thomas Jefferson developed.  The October festival sells varieties of heirloom apples to encourage local […]

Day 8: St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Naples

Wednesday,  September 11, 2013 As we head down Central St. straight to the pier, there are shops, restaurants, tattoo parlors.  A trip to the pier in St. Petersburg before leaving town sounds good.  We want something local, not another chain restaurant.  Leafy Greens Cafe caught my eye.  It’s vegan.  Never had it.  Vegetarian, yes.  Vegan, […]

Day 7: Tampa, St. Petersburg

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 We enjoy a wonderful breakfast, compliments of Sheraton East Tampa!  Yesterday, when we checked in, my husband gave them the spiel about our birthdays, retirement, leasing out the house and being nomads, without a home.  He asked if we could get complimentary breakfasts.  Isaiah thought about it a moment, smiled and […]

Day 6: Ocala, Tampa

Monday,  September 9, 2013 We go back to the square in Ocala to wander the shops before leaving.  Just off the main street, we see a little diner called the Lunchbox.  Kids’ metal lunchboxes are displayed and locals fill the tables.  The wait staff is friendly and give good recommendations.  My fish sandwich is delicious. […]

Day 4: Biloxi, Mobile, Panama City Beach

Saturday,  September 7, 2013 Biloxi, Mississippi has a lighthouse smack in the middle of a highway.  At one time, it was a working lighthouse.  Eventually, the town grew around it.  Built in 1848, the lighthouse has a rich history with two generations of one family operating it from 1866 to 1929.  We’re too late for […]

Day 2: Beaumont, Port Arthur, Baton Rouge

Thursday,  September 5, 2013   We went by the Edison Museum on the way out of Beaumont.  It’s behind the Edison Plaza building.  We were told that it was the brainchild of a group of employees from the local electricity company.  They had a passion to promote the wonderful inventions that Thomas Alva Edison created […]