Monthly Archives: March 2017

Maple Syrup memories

You can’t get much closer to authentic New England than a sugarhouse in March. I have fond memories of looking into open vats of boiling maple sap. This was in and around a cold walk outside to watch the sap

Posted in Found in the USA

Meal Budget

His girlfriend manages to spend hundreds for meals on a long weekend trip. What are some ideas for scaling back? Some people like wining and dining. If that is the trip’s main recreation, it is difficult to reduce spending and

Posted in Travel Know How

Giraffe Jitters

Wanted:  Tall, longer neck, big eyes with long lashes, splashy dresser and partial to sharing a thistle bush. Call 867-5309. “The iconic giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), one of the world’s most recognizable animals and the tallest land mammal, has moved from

Posted in Wildlife


I remember Drumheller. Traveling by car from Calgary, I had driven through mostly wide, open spaces. So I was pleased to find this town, if only for its concentration of human activity. Arriving at dusk, I found my hotel. It was

Posted in Just for Fun