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North America » United States » Massachusetts September 4th 2016

Sunday, for me was a day to rest. Some of our friends went out for a second day of golf. Jackie and I decided to chill for the day and prepare for our return journey. My knee was hurting so we chose not to walk to the lighthouse, which was our routine in prior years. We did walk to have a breakfast sandwich at The Slip and then over to the beach to relax. Traditionally, the weekend winds down with a group dinner at Turk's Seafood Market & Sushi Bar. The seafood and atmosphere there is perfect. It is a nice way to end another Labor Day vacation. After dinner, we returned to #8 for more time around the fire-pit and the Hang 8 bar. Just as we settled in Trav brought out the leftover ice ... read more
Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day Weekend

North America » United States » Massachusetts September 3rd 2016

We started this day with a round of golf at the Bay Club. I rode with my friend, Betsy Butler, who is a fabulous golfer (and tennis, and croquet, etc..). We were paired with our host Merry McCleary and another guest Sam. We watched as Merry and Betsy battled for the gold. Betsy edged out a victory but soon committed for a rematch with Merry on Sunday. I played my usual game. I had a few pars, no birdies and a number of bogies. But it was fun. The course is in good shape with fast greens. After golf, we took time to relax before walking over to 8 Main Street for the highlight of the weekend. We had an outdoor dinner with more than 50 friends and family in attendance. That's a lot to feed ... read more
Dinner Party at 8 Main
Dinner Party at 8 Main
Dinner Party at 8 Main

North America » United States » Massachusetts September 2nd 2016

Friday morning, time to drive from Queens over to Mattapoisett, Mass. The drive is almost all Interstate, thus a little boring. But once you near our destination, the feeling changes. This is pure New England territory. The homes are gorgeous. We met our friends on Main street at the Inn about 12:30. But, since seating was limited, we decided to have lunch at the Oxford Creamery. You would never get an argument from me. I love their lobster rolls. Jackie got fish tacos. That's not on the menu but at times they will prepare it. If you are ever near here, come and eat some fine seafood. This is a walk up creamery where you either take out or dine out in the small park out front. After eating it was time to check in and ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Queens September 1st 2016

Thursday, our second day at the US Open. Check off this bucket list item. We made our first ever trip to the Open last evening. It was fun. So was our second day. Although we did have a three hour rain delay! After our UBER problems on Wednesday, we decided to once again ride the Long Island RR. It was only $10 each way so why not. Once we got in the line I convinced Jackie that the security line "with bags" seemed to be moving while the other was not. So, we switched. Bad idea. Listen to your wife and stay in the line she picks. Inside, we were free to attend any match, except those in the Ashe Stadium. So, we chose the Nishikori vs Khachanov match in the Grandstand. We remembered that Nishi ... read more
US Open Tennis
US Open Tennis
US Open Tennis

North America » United States » New York August 31st 2016

Day 4 of our trip. The goal for today was first to do a driving tour of Gettysburg battlefield and then drive up to Queens NY. Our hotel was adjacent to the famous Cemetary Hill. We started there and visited all of the major sites. Gettysburg is an amazing historical location. There is so much to see with monuments everywhere. I used the official National Park Service map plus a new iPhone Battlefield App. We spent two hours but you could easily spend two or more days studying how this incredible battle developed. My biggest surprise was the terrain of the battlefield. After doing my research and watching movies and videos I expected to see large, even mountainous ranges. I envisioned Kennesaw Mountain landscape. Instead, there are "ridges" where the battles occurred. The largest hills were ... read more
Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg Battlefield

North America » United States » Pennsylvania » Gettysburg August 30th 2016

Hi guys, Before leaving Lexington, we did one last walk around this lovely village. We wanted to see the Robert E Lee Chapel and his last home and the Stonewall Jackson cemetery. During this trip we learned that after the war, Robert E Lee accepted an offer from Washington University to be its new president. He moved on the campus, which is adjacent to VMI, and organized the construction of its first chapel. His office was there and now he is buried there. Of course, they renamed the university to Washington & Lee. Next we started our drive to Gettysburg. Once again, Jackie was in charge of locating nearby wineries. She chose the Blenheim Vineyard. It is not too far off our route so we took a detour over. Can you guess the name of the ... read more
The Georges
Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University

North America » United States » Virginia » Lexington August 29th 2016

Are we good or just lucky?? Today, we said our goodbyes to Amy and family. It was the first day back to school for Abby (10th grade) and Jake (9th). Good luck to them. We drove North towards Lexington up I-77 and I-81. As we progressed, Jackie started to search for a nearby winery to visit and maybe have some lunch. Once into Virginia, she located a promising vineyard and we left the Interstate in search of the WHITEBARRLE Winery. I give Jackie five stars for her pick. We arrived about five minutes before the winery opened for business. We were the only guests there and waited inside the winery until we were welcomed. Our hostess, Tess, was terrific. She was the expecting wife of the owner, Rik. She told us of the winery history and ... read more
WHITEBARREL
WHITEBARREL
WHITEBARREL

North America » United States » North Carolina » Charlotte August 28th 2016

We are on our way North. We left Sandy Springs a little later than planned but still got on the road before 11:00am. The drive is familiar to us so the first 100 miles was boring. Then we decided to have some brunch shortly after noon. We were already in South Carolina and thought about finding a winery nearby where we could have some lunch plus taste some wine. After some research, we forgot that idea. The best we could find was 50 miles north of I-85 and would require almost a reverse drive back. So, we thought of a dining area that we discovered a few years ago in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. We were ready to eat since Jackie had skipped breakfast. We diverted off I-85 into downtown Greenville and found a convenient parking ... read more
Bloody Mary menu
Bloody Mary
Yum

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta August 25th 2016

Hi Friends and Family, On May 4, 2008 I wrote and circulated my first travel blog. We were about to travel to Europe for a six-week adventure, our longest vacation ever. After returning, I learned that I could use my blogs to create a personal travel book. It worked wonderfully. As we age I find it relaxing to break out the book and flip through the pages rather than to log in here to see what I wrote or to scan through thousands of photos trying to remember where we were when they were taken. My last blog was dated August 6, 2012. It was my 105th entry with a total of 1,251 photos. It was our last day in Paris with a photo of the Eiffel Tower. We have done some travel since but I ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia August 9th 2012

Our big adventure this summer was another European vacation and car pick up. But that was not all. There was plenty excitement after we returned in August including the Presidental election and travel to Aruba.... read more
Morgan Falls Park
Morgan Falls Park
Jackie does toes




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