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Earliest: March 14, 2003Latest: July 1, 2017Total: 55

September 17, 2010

Wayside Inn

Earlier this week we had an early dinner at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury Massachusetts. The Wayside Inn is a historic Inn that opened in 1716 and is a perfect place to go for a great New England meal. Forget the Colonial Inn in Concord, or the Union Oyster House in Boston, this is place to visit if your looking for a great New England meal.

The dress code for the Wayside Inn is casual. We saw plenty of people in jeans, there were some people that were dressed up but most people were dressed casusal. You don't need to dress up to eat at the Wayside Inn.

We were seated in the main dinning room and on our table was plenty of bread and crackers on the table. The bread was fresh and the cheese and crackers was also good. I rarely get an appetizer when I go out, but the Wayside Inn has a great cup of Clam Chowder that I wanted to try. My only disappointment was that it was only a cup of clam chowder. It was really creamy clam chowder good. If you like your clam chowder creamy, and who doesn't, you need to try this!

My main course was Scallops (baked) and mash potatoes. Everything was cooked perfectly and I ate everything on my plate. The scallops were evenly cooked with a nice breadcrumb toping and cooked with real butter.

I would highly recommend going to Wayside Inn, and this is certainly the time of the year to go. They have some special events going on in the next few weeks. There's plenty of things to do around the Inn, and it's the perfect place to have a wedding reception.

April 19, 2010

Bloody Angle

Happy Patriots Day!

If your looking for something interesting to read today; learn about "Bloody Angle" and the impact it had on the American Revolution.

September 24, 2007

Nice time in New England

What a great time to be in New England:
  • Red Sox Clinch a playoff spot this weekend.
  • New England Patriots are 3-0 and looking good
  • Lots of Excitement over the Boston Celtics
  • Fall Foliage are showing up everywhere
  • Metro-Boston's Apple Picking Farms are opening up.
  • The Big E is in full swing
  • The Economy is doing really well in New England.

July 19, 2007

White House Inn of Wilmington

Planning a trip to New England for the Fall Foliage season?

White House Inn of Wilmington
178 Route 9 W, Wilmington, VT
(802) 464-2135

The spirit of Mrs. Martin Brown is said to haunt the historic White House Inn of Wilmington, Vt. Both staff and guests have reported unexplainable cold spots, doors that open by themselves, and visible apparitions. One guest reported being visited by an elderly lady in the middle of the night, who sat in a chair by the bed and exclaimed, "One Mrs. Brown in this room is quite enough!" The guest's name also happened to be Mrs. Brown.

The Inn itself includes a vast attic with creaks included, a dungeon-like basement with dark areas and coal boilers, a locking iron vault and even a hidden staircase.

Halloween weekend features a "Haunting" with a ghost hunt and seance.

May 29, 2007

Massachusetts Driver

Why is it that a driver on 95/93/128/Mass Pike:

  • Goes on the highway without checking for traffic
  • Drives well above 70 MPH
  • Goes in and out of traffic with no single changes
  • Cuts people off while talking on the phone


Expects people to "let them off" the highway when they are in the middle lane within 20 feet of their exit?

Why is that???

Also when did it become a rule that, if you have a brand new luxury car, you can go fast as you want on the Mass Pike?

October 10, 2006

Our Ladies Help of Christians

In an email that I sent two years ago today...

I attended the 7:30 service at Our Lady Help of Christians this morning and it was a full house. The church looks a little different since the last time I was there. Small portions of the ceiling white wall has been taken down. New this week are several scrolls on the walls of people that were buried at OLHC.

The biggest news of the weekend is where Father Fleming will be going after Our Lady Help of Christians closes. He will be the first pastor of the Holy Family Parish in Concord. Yup, Father Fleming will be staying in Concord. He received a large applause at this morning service when he announced the news, altho some appear to know already.

Next weekend, October 17th will be a special celebration at the church where former priests of OLHC will be invited to the church for the last time. Also next weekend Deacon Chuck Clough will preach at all the masses, his last homily at OLHC.

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March 21, 2006

First Day of Spring!

Today is the first full day of spring!

It wasn't that bad of a winter in New England. There wasn't that much snow to shovel, and the snow that did fall never lasted more than a week.

A sure sign of Spring in New England is the Boston Marathon, which occurs in mid-April.

Other notable spring events in New England:

  • Swan Boats return to the Boston Commons.
  • Red Sox Baseball
  • North End Resturant open outside dinning.
  • Concord, Lexington, Acton - Minuteman March

March 10, 2005

Barber Shop in West Concord

This morning I got up early and went to Concord to get a haircut at my favorite barber shop. I got there at 6:30. I assumed that the barber shop opened at 7, but got their early to do some banking and at least be first in line.

When I went to the original Barber Shop I couldn't see the hours, so I walked down to Barber Shop 2 and ran into my favorite barber, Bob. He recognized me and asked if I wanted a hair cut. We then walked back to the original Barber Shop. (That's where he works)

The Barber shop doesn't open until 7, but he was nice enough to get my hair cut right away. I got a quick hair cut and despite the heavy traffic on Route 2, was able to get into the office just after 7:30 this morning, around my normal time.

Nothing like having a early morning hair cut to start the day. :)

The West Concord Barber Shop hours are from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

December 13, 2004

CambridgeSide Galleria

Yesterday I visited the CambridgeSide Galleria in Cambridge Massachusetts.

There were lots of people at the mall, but parking wasn't a problem as there was plenty of parking on the 'B' level. Many stores were pretty crowded but it seems most people were at the Food Court.

The Apple store was pretty crowded with lots of people buying iPods and Mini-iPods. I also saw some people with some G5 boxes.

If you plan to visit the mall, you might want to eat at 'The Cheesecake Factory' or 'California Pizza Kitchen' both validate parking tickets.

October 4, 2004

Topfields Fair

For the next 10 days, the town of Topsfield will be a busy place with the famous Topsfield Fair in town. I had the opportunity to go yesterday and can offer these tips:
  • Go Early. Lots of people get to the fair after 11 pm. Plan to arrive before 10 am.
  • Bring some warm clothes. The temp goes down later in the day.
  • Watch the RCMP Show!