State #13, New York

State #13, New York

Done with New England! Now, down the coast to the Mid-Atlantic states. The blurry picture above is about as close as I like to get to NYC –or any large city. It wasn’t always so, but these days I have a “thing” about crowds and concrete. As in...
State #12, Maine Lobsters and Lobstrosities

State #12, Maine Lobsters and Lobstrosities

I am not able to do justice to the clear northern beauty that is Maine, as I only visited once, over Memorial Day in 2009. Coolness boiled off the water at Bar Harbor, but there were too many people if you aren’t a guest at the Kennedys’ private estate. (I...
State # 8, Vermont: Iceland and Old Graves

State # 8, Vermont: Iceland and Old Graves

April 18-23, 2017, was my first visit to Vermont and thus my first entry here that is not a retrospective. I landed in Boston and drove through New Hampshire to encounter Vermont during the glory that is “mud season,” the aptly named part of spring when all but a few...