Hawaii – Oahu

After spending almost the entirety of November back home in New Jersey, we flew to Hawaii and escaped all that early snow in the Northeast (sorry neighbors).  We spent last week on Oahu, the most populous and commercial of the Hawaiian Islands. Rather than spend our time in the most touristy areas of Honolulu or … More Hawaii – Oahu


About three weeks back we were traveling across the deep south on our way to New Orleans when we stopped to visit the site of the battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi. For those of you who don’t remember your Civil War (or the war of Northern Aggression as some folks down here in the South … More Vicksburg 

Beer No. 4

Since my last beer post we have made it all the way out to South Dakota. Yes, they have beer in South Dakota, and they have craft brewing here.  I sampled a beer from the Black Tooth Brewing Company.  The below is a Saddle Bronc Brown from this brewer. This is a malty English style … More Beer No. 4

Second City

Last week we spent several days in Chicago. Chicago has a number of nicknames, including Chi-Town, The Windy City, and the one that struck me most, The Second City. I found myself comparing Chicago to New York City, the city I am most familiar with (since I have lived near there most of my life … More Second City

Beer No. 3

Just a quick post about our stop at a craft brewery in Maine last week.. While we were zipping around southern Maine visiting some of Sarah’s old haunts (she lived in Maine for a few years back at the turn of the century), we stopped in at the Norway Brewing Company in Norway ME. rew … More Beer No. 3

Beer No. 2

We are in the great State of Maine! I know nearby Vermont is renown for craft beer, but I figured I would see what I could find here. First up is a simple Pilsner.  I was in the mood for something crisp and light with a fried clam sandwich at lunch so I tried the … More Beer No. 2