Stories from U.S. and Canada

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula over Labor Day

How to Turn a 5 hour drive into 8. John headed to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to do a site visit for one of his faculty whose practice site happens to be in the Frozen North (Marquette, Michigan). So John and…

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East Coast – Vermont / New Hampshire

Farewell to Maine We made a 3 hour or so trip from Bangor into New Hampshire.   This part of main looks like the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Translation:  not very exciting and economically struggling.   We did manage to find…

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view from mount cadillac acadia

NorthEast Trip Acadia

Down Day in Bangor , Acadia National Park Tomorrow We had a day of rain , so we spent it around Bangor and checked out Fort Knox  (not the one with gold bars).   It forced us to  realize we are…

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2 pound lobster

Where To Find Great Lobster in Maine

Two Places to Find Great Lobster in Maine The key to finding great lobster is to talk to locals who love lobster.  We had fantastic lobster for a great price in two places.  The first one was guided by the…

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port clyde light house

NorthEast Trip 2018 Part 2

Following the Advice of Locals Remember the people we met at the Palace Diner in Blog Post Part 1 of this trip?   So we headed north on the expressway on our way to Highway One.  Following their advice.  we  skipped…

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nonantum resort

NorthEast Trip 2018 part 1

John had a 3 days of a conference in Boston.   In between conference meetings, we squeezed in a dinner at Legal Seafood and half of the freedom trail by audio tour, which is a great way to go, if you…

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hug point oregon

Oregon Coast Post Number 2 and Portland

South of Cannon Beach We made a very good decision the next morning by taking the long way to Portland heading south to Tillamook before turning inland.    We stopped at  Hug Point State Park and had an iconic walk holding…

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john linda haystack rock oregon

Oregon Coast

We landed in Portland on a Sunday afternoon and headed to the legendary Oregon coast.  We couldn’t quite force ourselves to spend the megabucks to stay right on the ocean, but we had a nice place in the town of…

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Linda and John Jameson

Seattle Stop 2015

On our way to our daughter Rachel’s wedding, we stopped in Seattle to visit long time,  dear friend, Jim Carlson.  We wandered Pike’s Place waiting for Jim to get out of work then on to the Dahlia lounge for a nice…

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Smoky Mountains Day Five (wrap up)

Coffee on the Road Not much to say about a 11 hour drive home. Just a few fun items to finish up. For coffee snobs like ourselves, you will be happy to hear there are Starbucks off 75 in Knoxville…

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