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MoCa

I finally took MoCa (my 1999 Chevy Express van) out for her maiden voyage.  The hubby, my daughter and I took a 1,800 mile round trip to Georgia to see family.  MoCa behaved beautifully. It was great getting on the open road to see what she could do. MoCa – My 1999 Chevy Express There [...]

Brunch at Duo Bistro – Kingston NY

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Duo Bistro

We took a leisurely ride to Kingston, NY to have brunch at Duo Bistro.  I came across Duo Bistro because I was browsing around the internet looking for places in the Hudson Valley that served Saturday brunches.  Duo Bistro popped up and I perused their brunch menu. Well, when I saw the Chef Omelet, I [...]

County Fare Restaurant in Wappingers Falls NY

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County Fare

We recently visited the County Fare restaurant located in the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY. What a lovely little establishment. When we first walked in it reminded me of the television show bar/restaurant Cheers, except the layout is a bit different.  The bar is on the right, and there’s dining to the left and back. The [...]

Dining at Bonsai Restaurant in Poughkeepsie, NY

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Bonsai II

I’d be lying if I said this was the first time I’ve eaten at Bonsai II restaurant. Actually it’s a restaurant that we go to quite frequently. The reason we go there so often is because the food is good. Not only is the food good but the service is excellent and relatively inexpensive to [...]

Dining at the I84 Diner in Fishkill NY

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I84 Diner

After the long trip from NC (and a disappointing breakfast at The Southland Restaurant), we were weary and in need of sustenance. We stopped at the I84 Diner in Fishkill, NY. It was around 8:30 or 9:00pm so we opted for a dinner of soup and burger. Since we’re following a ketogenic lifestyle, our soups and [...]

Breakfast at the Southland Restaurant

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Southland Restaurant

While on the road driving back home to New York, we stopped at the Southland Restaurant in Moyock, North Carolina. Usually when traveling from North Carolina to New York we have breakfast at the Waffle House in Virginia Beach, but because we were very hungry, we didn’t want to wait until we reached Virginia. Since [...]

A Trip Across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

What a marvel that Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel. Every time I drive across the 20-mile structure, I’m impressed. As an architect’s daughter I might have a deeper appreciation for its construction than the average Joe. I wish I took more photos of it, especially the sections of the bridge where it disappears beneath the water. What [...]

Visiting North Carolina’s Outer Banks

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Outer Banks

Boy did we ever miss the mark when we drove through North Carolina and never visited the Outer Banks. As a family, we often vacationed at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Depending on the age of our kids and the need for bathroom breaks, the trip took anywhere from 16 hours straight through or a couple [...]

Stopping by The Rosendale Cafe

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The Rosendale Cafe

I wish I had written about the Rosendale Cafe right after I visited it but I didn’t (blast that darn procrastination). Anyway, a few months ago my daughter and I were in Rosendale on a failed Craigslist run. After the long unsuccessful trip, we were hungry and decided to stop in the Cafe for breakfast. [...]

Brunch at The Tomato Cafe

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Tomato Cafe

We stopped in Fishkill to try The Tomato Cafe.  What a nice spot. The service is quick, warm and friendly. The prices are really good and so was the food. I can’t believe we drove by the place so many times without even noticing it. We were looking for a breakfast meal and they had [...]