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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Exploring Corgiville


Artists and writers often base their stories and illustrations on a real place.  So I went in search of the small village of Harrisville, New Hampshire that Tasha Tudor paid homage to in her Corgiville series.  It is off the main thoroughfare crossing southern New Hampshire, an adventure getting to in itself.  As the speed limit dropped I was greeted with this glimpse of Corgiville (aka Harrisville). . . .

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Catskill Mountains


Last week we made our way up to Vermont so Ken could take baking classes at King Arthur Flour.  We've stopped in the Catskill region of New York through the years when going up to New England.  Last year we visited the painter Thomas Cole's house in Catskill, NY.  I did a post about it here.  It was there that we discovered Frederic Church's house was nearby, but unfortunately we had a tight schedule to keep and could not see it then.  So this year we planned a visit and found the Bavarian Manor Inn not too far away.  Whenever possible we choose old Inns like this one, started in 1865.  They often are in need of some renovating (especially the bathrooms) but that does not bother me when I can get loads of charm. . . .

Friday, September 4, 2015