On the Shores of Glimmerglass – Cooperstown’s Otesaga Resort

Wherever the eye turned, nothing met it but the mirror-like surface of the lake, the placid view of heaven, and the dense setting of the woods. – From “The Deerslayer” by James Fenimore Cooper As a traveling family, we have had the opportunity to visit many hotels and resorts. Some of these have merely been a place to lay our heads at the end of a day filled with outdoor adventures while others have been destinations in themselves. The Otesaga {Read More}

Baseball and Beyond – A Weekend in Cooperstown, New York

Along many miles of two-lane roads through north-central New York, abandoned farmhouses languish with broken windows and sagging clapboard siding that has weathered to a deep gray.  Each one is its own version of Dorothy Gale’s house after the twister dropped it down on Munchkinland, yet the surrounding rural upstate-New York area has none of Oz’s Technicolor glitz. My girls and I were headed north for a weekend in Cooperstown, and as we traveled through the country beneath an overcast {Read More}

Victorian Seashore Charm – Visiting Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Several years ago my musician husband had a gig as the keyboard player for Ronan Tynan, a member of the Irish Tenors.  One of the stops on Mr. Tynan’s tour was a small town along the Jersey Shore called Ocean Grove.  The performance was in the spring, before the opening of the summer season, and the town was almost eerily quiet.  I remember my husband calling me and saying, “This place is wild–like stepping back in time.  There are all {Read More}

Step into History at the Tuckerton Seaport’s Privateers & Pirates Festival

Ahoy there you Lubbers! We’re sticking with the Jersey Shore theme this week and today I’m featuring a fantastic family event that is happening at the Tuckerton Seaport in historic Tuckerton, New Jersey next weekend.  If you’re looking for a swashbuckling good time, head to the 4th Annual Privateers and Pirates Festival on Saturday, June 7th when a band of rowdy rogues led by Captain Black take over the Seaport with their pirate antics. Before I had my girls I spent {Read More}