Today we had plans to go on a literary tour in Hartford, to visit The Mark Twain House & Museum and The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, something that’s been on my list for a long time now. But one thing led to another and we wound up at the local theatre to watch ‘The King’s Speech’ instead. Set in […]
As I gear up for a holiday filled with snowmobiling and sledding, I look back on a trip we took to Vermont, few years back in the middle of a very cold February. It was a guided snowmobiling trip on trails maintained by the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST). My first time on a […]
Found an interesting article in an old edition of National Geographic – it’s about wolf wars in America, and although some of you may have already read it, for those who haven’t here’s the link. Happy reading!
“Hey Shorty,” grinned the man on the stilts and then cheekily added “well, that’s all of you!” Stilt walkers from Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade could be seen walking and cracking jokes near the Palace Theatre in Danbury on New Year’s Eve. Above is a pic of one of the men chatting up the crowd on […]
Waterbury based ice carving company Ice Matters was part of Danbury’s First Night 2010 -2011 celebrations. Covered from head to toe in rain-proof gear, chef-turned-ice-carver Matt sawed away at the ice with unwavering concentration stopping only to smooth the edges with a steaming hot iron. The sculptures were part of a wide variety of programs ranging […]
I have covered quite a few places in 2010 – starting with Lititz in Pennsylvania and finishing it off with a trip to Montana! In between, we have been to Providence, Philadelphia, Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Pittsburgh, Portsmouth, Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Princeton, Albany and Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. We have also explored the […]
The wind is howling outside, the DOT plows are rumbling as they try to clear the roads and nearby the coffee brewer growls softly. Through the glass doors of our deck, I see the white fluff from last night’s snowstorm. Comfortable and warm, I browse through the news most of it dedicated to last night’s […]
Did you know that the image of Santa most people have today is largely based on Coca-Cola advertising? Before the profiling by Coca-Cola, Santa’s appearances ranged from big, small, tall, fat, elf-like, bishop-like, gaunt, strict, spooky…and he wore everything from animal skin to a tan suit. Except for the color of his suit, the jolly […]