Tag: Kids

Pic(k) of the Week – Train Ride Through Story Land

Bye Bye Summer Soup

Yankee Magazine has already published a list of the best apple orchards in New England. I have had my first pumpkin spiced latte of the year. Fall foliage reports are flying high and low. Word on the street is that fall will be early, and spectacular. Last year saw a crazy October snowstorm and a hurricane, which meant no flaming oranges or bright reds, … Read the rest

Eating Out in Camden, Maine

On the last day of our trip to midcoast Maine, my husband and I picked up our dinner from Camden’s famed Cappy’s Chowder House to have at leisure, later in our hotel room. After putting our 9-month-old to sleep, we tip-toed around the room to pull up chairs and set the table. I have realized that you need to have the skills of a cat … Read the rest

The Reading Corner

While I have nothing against technology and have read many books on my iPad, I yearn for books as they were. Fat, thin, short, tall, musty, moldy and the highly coveted, fresh-off-the-press. Nowadays, all books look the same. They are skinny, shiny, and they come in one size – tablet. Sigh. While I have all but given in to the convenience and economy of e-books, … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day Three

At first, I wasn’t very sure I wanted to spend a sunny July afternoon inside a museum, but boy was I wrong. First of all, this isn’t your typical museum, confined within walls, this opens out into a field where aircrafts are flown and Ford Model T rides are raced, well, not exactly raced but you get the idea.

Just three miles from the scenic … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day Two

There are two ways of getting to the summit of Mount Battie in Camden State Park, the easy way and the hard way. If you, like us, want to take the path less traveled, then trudge through the Nature Trail (1.2 miles), cross the auto road (the easy way), and then hike the remaining 0.5 miles. Once at the top, you will find a stern-looking … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day One

While I have fallen behind in my chronicling of this year’s Spring adventures, I will have you know that we are already dusting off our hiking boots and unpacking our recently acquired luggage paraphernalia (read baby travel gear) at a lakeside lodge in midcoast Maine.

We plan to have many lobster dinners, albeit cold ones. Hot dinners are a luxury when you are traveling with … Read the rest

Baby in the Backseat – Tips for a Long Road Trip

I have been busy. Super busy. The little one is commando crawling, which means we have been baby proofing. Also, he does not like being in his car seat when he is awake so we are having to re-think long road trips. So far, we have been to the Springfield Museums and the Niagara Falls with him. The first one was a breeze but the … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Easter Bunny

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

– Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. I have driven past his … Read the rest