Monthly Archives: June 2013

Relaxing on the sun porch in rainy Maine

Is it better to be in rainy Maine, with the wind whistling through all the greenness, than in scorching Tucson? For once in my life it doesn’t matter. I’m happy. Brook and Gian, the wedding couple, will arrive in Southwest … Continue reading

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is way too precious.

A mixture of Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor, Maine, the town of Chagrin Falls has way too many fancy houses with expertly manicured lawns. Tourists stroll the village center with its wild real falls and “fake” better behaved falls, which … Continue reading

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Jefferson City, Missouri, who knew?

After driving across Oklahoma (I can cross it off my list, leaving only South Carolina and Hawaii to still visit) I craved both decent chocolate and coffee. ┬áThere was no Trader Joe’s along the way. Then we arrived in the … Continue reading

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It had no vibe

Choosing the restaurant for my birthday dinner is not a simple matter. Someplace new or tried and true? Sounds somewhat like a bride’s wedding directive, right? Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue…I’ll get to that in a … Continue reading

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