27 08, 2012

Images of Newburyport

By | 2012-08-27T09:25:45+00:00 August 27th, 2012|Markets, Newburyport|

I'm really fortunate to live in a pretty little seaside city on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Newburyport is a place that people talk about taking a day trip to, yet I get to 'day trip' here every day. During any season Newburyport has views worth boasting about, but here are some of my favorites for late summer. There is boardwalk access right across the street from my house. The boardwalk runs along the river all the way into downtown, and this is the scenery along the way. Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury is just a short drive - or scooter ride - away. Once I get there I'm treated to the sight of their amazing [...]

10 08, 2010

No complacency

By | 2010-08-10T15:18:00+00:00 August 10th, 2010|marathon, Newburyport|

Not so much a post about travel today...more about a journey. I've never understood why January 1st is supposed to be the start of everything better and new.  We all have our own built-in New happens on our birthday. Today is my birthday...I guess this one marks what is possibly the mid-point of my life.  I can't even believe it as I write it.  How did this happen?? I've been fortunate over the years to have traveled extensively and I have appreciated every opportunity I've been given to do so.  When my time is my own in a couple of years I hope to get to many of the places I've yet to see.  Volunteer [...]

13 07, 2010

One Night in Boston

By | 2010-07-13T18:41:09+00:00 July 13th, 2010|Boston, Food and Drink, Lounges, Massachusetts, Newburyport, Restaurants|

Living so close to Boston, it's unusual for me to actually spend the night there.  On Thursday, Dan and I used a free hotel night at the Sheraton Boston.  This is not your parent's hotel!  Sheraton recently renovated all of their properties and it shows.  From the free samples of Starbuck's Frappuccino in the lobby to the soothing brown and green decor in the room to the oversize photos of Boston landmarks throughout, it's a very comfortable place to spend the night. With just one night in town we had to make it count.  First stop was Bukowski's, conveniently located practically out the front door of the hotel.  Not for food this time (but the pub [...]