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2,500 Miles for Christmas

2,500 Miles for Christmas

Well, we just got back from an early Christmas visit in Wisconsin. Took us 2,500 miles! I can’t believe it. Of course, there were some sidetracks and loop-dee-loops. First we drove to Lake Geneva, then Indianapolis, then La Crosse, then back to Trumansburg. When’s Google …

Lucifer Falls tries to steal our souls!

Lucifer Falls tries to steal our souls!

“Why don’t you climb up on that ledge to take a photo,” Paul said. “That way you’ll cut out all that stuff in the foreground.” I mumbled a response about how I kind of liked the stuff in the foreground, but what I was thinking …

So … What’s Next? Collected Conversational Fragments

So … What’s Next? Collected Conversational Fragments

So … that was cool, huh? Yeah, we miss the road. I mean, sure, we have an apartment, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end. Think of it as us catching our breath. No, we don’t have much planned. No, we don’t have real jobs. …

Small town living is good for my cooking

Small town living is good for my cooking

I’ve been pretty down on small town living so far. I thought I was ready for a small town after Chicago, but going from a city of 3 million to a town of 1,700…it’s been a bit of an adjustment (even when you forget all …

Paul’s / Steve Martin’s Holiday Wish(es)

Paul’s / Steve Martin’s Holiday Wish(es)

If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. If I had two wishes that I could wish for …

Lots of Driving, Lots of Fun

Lots of Driving, Lots of Fun

Wow, what a long weekend. We’re back in Trumansburg after about 1,500 miles of driving and 15 pounds of turkey eating. What fun! We returned to a not-yet-done roof and a still-ugly house … and a thermostat reading 45°. Our pilot light has been re-lit …

Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

Well, this is the blog’s second Thanksgiving. Last year, we jumped on a plane in Phoenix and flew to Wisconsin. This year, we’re doing the drive from Trumansburg to Wisconsin. We’ve got CoCoVan filled with bottles of our local, Finger Lakes wine (and some French …

The Best Chinese Place in Trumansburg, New York

The Best Chinese Place in Trumansburg, New York

On one of our first nights in our new place, Lisa met one of the staff from the local Chinese place on the street. It “served the best Chinese food in town,” the woman promised Lisa. We ordered take-out a few days later — they …

Hooray for Beaujolais Nouveau and Red Feet Wine Market!

Hooray for Beaujolais Nouveau and Red Feet Wine Market!

Today is the third Thursday of November! Today is the day that Beaujolais Nouveau emerges from the temporary storage rooms of French wineries and makes its way around the globe, bringing joy to wine lovers (then leaving them with terrible, terrible hangovers on the third …

Lisa’s favorite place(s)

Lisa’s favorite place(s)

The question we’re most often asked is: “What was your favorite place?” This question is impossible to answer, because we didn’t have one favorite place. I usually reply by listing a few places I loved, then pretty soon I find myself throwing out just about every single …

So, I’m trying to think of a clever title for this post about gorges near Ithaca…

So, I’m trying to think of a clever title for this post about gorges near Ithaca…

That’s what everyone says, right — “Ithaca is Gorges.” We have, at last count, three items in our (downsized) house that bear those three words. You can’t go anywhere here without seeing these three words stamped or printed or carved on every object imaginable. The …

Bathrooms: A How To Guide

Bathrooms: A How To Guide

Why is it that people feel the need to post signs in restrooms telling you how to use the bathroom? We spotted so many — here are some of my favorites. 1. Rest area in Oklahoma: 2. Passive-aggressive note in a coffee shop in northern …