Small Plane, Rain, and Dense Gray Clouds Make for Bumpy Travel

I’ve been itching to post photos of a flight from Bradley Airport to Newark Airport on our way back home to San Francisco during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Not the best weather for air travel but certainly not the worst. I wasn’t looking forward to the bumpy ride in the small commuter jet. Despite the gloom, the…

Autumn Foliage at Countryside Park – Avon, CT

Every year when I visit my family in Connecticut, whether it be Spring, Summer, or Fall (forget Winter), one of our favorite places to stop when cruising the country roads of Connecticut is Countryside Park in Avon.  In the Spring and Summer, we picnic in the park and my father fishes in the small ponds. Fishing is…

The Doors of Rural Connecticut

One of our favorite past times when visiting my family in Connecticut is to cruise the back roads and explore the charming rural towns we encounter along the way. While I love seeing the New England style architecture and doors, I must admit, the primary reason for our adventures is to find new restaurants, as…

The Doors of Litchfield, Connecticut

The village greens, white colonial houses, and spired churches of the small towns of rural Connecticut exude vintage New England charm. About an hour from Hartford in the northwest corner of the state, the upscale town of Litchfield has become a favorite weekend getaway spot for those seeking peaceful downtime in the country. Please enjoy a peek at the doors…

Monday Window: Halloween Spirit in Collinsville, CT

This fun house in Collinsville, CT has skeletons lurking by the windows. I wonder if the people who live here have skeletons in their closets. Just down the street from the “skeleton house,” a few more spooky Halloween decorations greet residents and visitors as they enter the neighborhood.   Have a Spooktacular Halloween! For Monday Window, a weekly blog event…

Nostalgia for Autumn in New England

Each year when autumn arrives, I am overcome with nostalgia for my days growing up in New England. Crisp cool air, tree leaves changing to golds, oranges, and reds, apple picking, and the anticipation of Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays were the joys of autumn in my hometown. My favorite time of year to visit New…