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A Great Jazz Weekend in Old Lyme, CT

Bill Charlap Trio

We were looking for something to do that was 1: new for us, 2: lots of fun and 3: relaxing at the same time. That’s not a very easy list of things to satisfy at the same time. It would also help if it was not too far from home and didn’t cost an arm

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Wine, Food and General Musings from our Holiday Trip to Universal Studios and Disney World

The dragon atop Gringott's Bank

Question: How do you know you did at least some things right when your children were growing up?

Answer: They still ask as adults to go to Disney World with you on vacation.

Entrance to Universal Studios

This is a very good thing, and to reinforce it we flew down to Orlando again this

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Review of The Captain’s House Inn in Chatham, on Cape Cod

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Since spending our honeymoon on Cape Cod more than thirty years ago we have revisited the Cape many, many times. That joyous event was, unfortunately, a very short one night stay, but we have continuously improved on it over the years. Of the many inns we have stayed at, we have gravitated to one as

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Almost Went to the Boston Wine Expo, but Spent the Blizzard on Cape Cod Instead

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Our Snowbound Inn

We wanted to go to the Boston Wine Expo this year, but it always seems something is working against us. Last year it was a bout with the flu, this year a forecast for yet another Northeast blizzard. What to do? With reservations in place to be in Chatham on Cape

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Dining Review of the Old Lyme Inn in Old Lyme CT. – Near The Florence Griswold Museum

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On the way to the recent Greenwich Wine and Food Festival we stopped in Lyme, CT to grab some dinner. A perusal of available choices and their menus led us to try the Old Lyme Inn. We had actually been inside this building years before, stopping to check it out on our way back from

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Lunch at the Morgan House Inn in Lee, MA

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In an old inn sitting right on the main street through Lee, Massachusetts is the tavern at Morgan House Inn. It’s small, with four or so tables in the front enclosed porch, as well as a few in the bar area. The bar only seats 8-10. There is a much larger area that they open

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Two Grand Hotels on the Italian Lakes, and Something Else

The Borromees

Our recent trip to the northern Italian lakes was an anniversary celebration, so we splurged a bit and stayed in the nicest hotels we could find. Both were spectacular in their luxury, attention to detail, incredible locations and superb service. We’ll cover both of them here, as they really are cut from the same mold.

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Dinner in The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

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On our night at the Biltmore Estate Cheri and I decided to have dinner in the Dining Room, the restaurant on the lower level of the inn. It looked very nice, and the menu was pretty attractive as well. They suggest gentlemen wear jackets to dinner, so we expected a more formal approach to the

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Visit to the Biltmore Estate, a Destination in Itself

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We were recently heading back to the Winston-Salem area to visit our daughter and son in law, and this time we tacked on a couple of extra days to make the drive to Asheville and visit the Biltmore House. This has been something on our list of things to do for quite a while,

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Wedding Trip to Jackson, New Hampshire

Some of the Stores at Settler's Green

Our daughter was married this month and we took a small group up to the White Mountains to celebrate the event. A great time was had by all, and they actually got married so it was a total success. We spent parts of six days in the Jackson/North Conway area, so there are some wines

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