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Breakfast at the Southland Restaurant

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

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

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

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. [...]

What Do You See?

Beauty

Sometimes when I’m traipsing around, I have to stop and remind myself to be present in the moment.  Often I’m imagining where I’d be or what I’d be doing if I were in my RV or travel trailer (no, I don’t have one, but would like one).  I think about how far I could adventure [...]

Brunch at The Tomato Cafe

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 [...]

Lunch at West Main Kitchen & Bar

West Main

The other day we decided to visit West Main Kitchen & Bar for lunch. Actually West Main was our second dining choice. We drove over to the Culinary Institute but, the restaurant’s were closed. The CIA won’t reopen until late August. Oh well, since we wanted to try something different we opted for West Main. [...]

Brunch at the Towne Crier Cafe

Towne Crier Cafe

It’s unbelievable how many times we’ve walked right past the Towne Crier Cafe located on Main Street in Beacon, NY and never really paid attention to it. This Sunday, however, we decided to take our time, park further away from the Beacon Farmers’ Market and walk down Main Street. Our goal was to have brunch, [...]