Directory


Welcome to my Directory!  Here you'll find every post I've written listed by category.  Some posts are cross referenced.  Each post title is a link so if you see a post that is of interest, just click on it and you'll be taken to that post!  I hope this makes it easy for you to explore the blog and will encourage you to read posts you've missed and posts of particular interest.  

Destinations-New York
Beardslee Castle
Cruising Down The Erie Canal
Peebles Island State Park
Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
Little Piece of Heaven at Grafton Lakes State Park
Landis Arboretum
The Schenectady Stockade In Spring
Dutch Heritage Preserved at the Pruyn House
Historic & Charming American Hotel
Sharon Springs Springs to Life
From Dragonflies to Butterflies at Ann Lee Pond
Up, Up and Away at the Saratoga Balloonfest
Palatine Church - An American Revolution Survivor
From Baby Food to Art Appreciation - The Arkell Museum
Brown's Beach Revival at Dock Brown's on Saratoga Lake
Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown NY
A Little Tranquility to Start Your Day (Grafton State Park)
Cocktails to Carousels (Cooperstown series)
Destination Autumn, Autumn Destinations
Autumn 1777 - The Battle of Saratoga
Harvest Time - Better By The Bushel
Autumn Destinations Part II - Schoharie Valley Farms
A Winter's Guide Through God's Country - Easton NY
Cohoes Falls - Place of the Falling Canoe
Uncovering the Past, One Bone at a Time (the Cohoes Mastodon)
Fort Ticonderoga - Exploring America's Most Historic Landscape
King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga
Enchanting Dinner at Dancing Ewe Farm
Summer Vacation 101 - How to Beat the Boredom
Keeping Traditions Alive - Huck Finn's Playland
Waterfront Park on Saratoga Lake
Beauty & Serenity at Round Lake Preserve
Cooperstown Where History, Literature and Tourism Meet
That's Not MY New York
Auriesville Shrine - Where Saints and Sinners Left Their Mark
The Road Less Traveled Where Time Stood Still
Happy Birthday to Ann Lee, Founder of America's First Shaker Settlement
A Visit to the Amish Without Leaving NY
New York State Museum
NY Amish Country in Springtime-A Photo Essay
Hometown Haven at the Vischer Ferry General Store - May '16
In an Unsettled World They Pray for Peace, The Grafton Peace Pagoda
The Beautiful & Serene Round Lake
Fort Ticonderoga - Where History & Horticulture Add Up to a Whole Lot of Fun
Bringing Back Saratoga Lake History with Adirondack Cruise & Charter Co
A Summer Visit to the Amish Country
Weekends Just Got Better with Coffee Aboard the Adirondack Cruise & Charter
Cat'n Around Catskill Where the Felines Get Formal 2016
Fish Creek Where There's More Than Rowing Regattas
Tropical Garden of Wonderment at Joseph Popp Conservatory
Road Trippin' in Northern NY in Autumn
Road Trippin' in Autumn in Beautiful Chatham
Road Trippin' Again to Enjoy the Views of the NY Amish Country
Road Trippin' in Beautiful Easton NY Part I
Road Trippin' in Beautiful Easton NY - Part II
Winter Road Trippin' in Rural Montgomery County - Part I
Winter Road Trippin' in Rural Montgomery County -Part II
Exploring the Back Roads of Snow-Covered Easton - Part I
Exploring the Back Roads of Snow-Covered Easton - Part II
Our Sunday Drive in the Idyllic Hamlet of Old Chatham
Roamin' the Back Country Roads of Buskirk NY - Part I
Roamin' the Back Country Roads of Buskirk, NY - Part II
Sharing our Fish Tales from Via Aquarium
Fresh Snow Calls for One Last Road Trip to Easton NY
New Skete Monastry Where Peace and Tranquility Are a Way of Life
Becoming One with the Moss and the Fungus at Grafton State Park
Same Day, Different View, Learning to Navigate the Seasons of Change
Don't Miss the 25th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour
History Comes to Life on the 1900's Replica Fantail Launch on Saratoga Lake
Exploring Some Time-Worn Structures in Schoharie County
A Sunday Drive in the Amish Countryside
Enjoying a Perfect Spring Day on a Road Trip Through Easton
Tranquility & Nature Join Forces in the Round Lake Preserve
Cat'n Around Catskill 2017
What a Hoot, The Owls of Coxsackie Part I
What a Hoot, The Owls of Coxsacki Part II
Enjoying the Champlain Canal Aboard the Caldwell Belle
Soaking Up the Last Breathes of Summer Aboard the Adirondack Charter General Schuyler
Finding Peace and Tranquility in the Calm Waters of Grafton Lakes
Enjoying the Beautiful Countryside in the Amish Community of Montgomery County
Part II of Enjoying the Beautiful Countryside of Amish Community
Enjoying the Seasons on the Back Roads of Buskirk NY
Road Trippin' Through the Back Roads of Ephratah NY
Under the Nose (A shop at the trailhead of Vroman's Nose)
Roamin' the Back Roads of Schoharie County
Savoring Autumn in the Big Things at Grafton Lakes State Park
Savoring Autumn in the Small Things at Grafton State Park



Destination - Connecticut
Charm & History in Historic Stonington, CT
Old School With an Ocean View
All Aboard - The Essex Steam Train
Sherlock's in the House (Gillette Castle)
Essex CT - the Perfect Small American Town
Copper Beech Inn - 1880 Slumber in Style
Summer Vacation 101 - Day Trippin' in Mystic CT
Up, Up and Away...Let Your Spirit Soar at the Saratoga Balloonfest
Trains, Riverboats and Castles - Summer 101 Part III
Beautiful Beaches, Luxurious B & B and Great Food = Great CT Getaway


Destination - Massachusetts
A Romantic Oasis at Rockport's Beech Tree B & B
Little Castle By the Sea (Hammond Castle)
Picturesque Rockport, MA
Tropical Butterfly Paradise at Magic Wings Conservatory
A Not-So Perfect Storm - Gloucester
A Visit with the Shakers at Hancock Shaker Village
Respite from the Cold - Bridge of Flowers
Rockport's Most Recognized Face - Motif #1
Butterfly Paradise at Magic Wings Conservatory
Step Back in Time in Historic Deerfield MA
Rockport, A Perfect Seaside Retreat
Halibut Point State Park
Sailing the Seas Aboard the Thomas E. Lannon Schooner
Before Skip & Joanna Gaines There Was Henry Davis Sleeper - Beauport
The Mount - Home of Edith Wharton
An Afternoon of Sailing and Storytelling Aboard the Schooner Ardelle


Destination - Vermont
Hildene - Home of Todd and Mary Lincoln
Gardens in Stained Glass at Hildene
Simply Marbleous - Dorset Quarry
Hop Aboard the Pullman Sunbeam - Hildene
How Old is Old Enough to be Antique? Hemmings Motor News
Wing & a Prayer Farm, A Happy Place to Live & Grow
Spending the Afternoon with The Friesians of Majesty
Road Trippin' in Autumn in Vermont
Overcoming Tragedy & Loss, Friesians of Magesty Farm
Old Roads and New Roads on a Vermont Road Trip


Destination - Rhode Island
Edge of Eternity - Cliff Walk
Old School with an Ocean View
Row, Row, Row, Your Boat - Newport
Food, Fun & Lodging in Newport
One If by Land, Two if by Sea - Newport
Newport Real Estate - The Elms
Come Sail Away on Narragansett Bay


Gardens
Landis Arboretum
A Gardener's Paradise at Shades of Green
Beauty Abounds in Schenectady's Rose Garden
Secret Garden Tour at Palazzo Riggi
Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life
Gardens in Stained Glass at Hildene
A Respite from the Cold - Bridge of Flowers
Sunshine & Rainbows Amidst Life's Storms
Nature Offers a Greeting at Landis Arboretum
Addictions of a Horticultural Variety - Part II Shades of Green
Addictions of a Horticultural Variety -Part I
When in Need of a Little Therapy
King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga
A Rose Garden, A Rainbow with Thorns - Schenectady Central Park
Stop & Smell the Roses at Rosewood Garden
The Magical & Magestic Beekman Garden Tour
Loved Beyond Words, Missed Beyond Measure - A Memorial Garden
Ann Lee, Founder of the Shakers, A Shaker Garden
Washington Park at Tulip Time
10 Favorite Places to Feed My Garden Addiction
Shades of Green, A Soothing Place to Inspire Your Garden and Soothe Your Soul
A Rose Never Smelled So Sweet - Rosewood Gardens
Inspiration for Your Garden, Medicine for Your Soul - Shades of Green
Summer Gardens at the Pruyn House


Let's Eat
Pizza with a View at Harvest & Hearth
The American Hotel in Sharon Springs
Beardslee Castle
Reggie's Where You Get Service with a Smile
Dock Brown's on Saratoga Lake
Let's Eat al Fresco
Villago on the Banks of Ballston Lake
Harvest Time - Better By The Bushel
Autumn Destinations Part II - Schoharie Valley Farms
Braving the Frozen Tundra - Village Pizzaria
Birthday Lunch with Old Man Winter at the Log Jam
Enchanting Dinner at Dancing Ewe Farm
Lake Local - Another Great Venue on Saratoga Lake
Everything Wonderful for Your Home & Appetite - Main Street Ristorante
Vischer Ferry General Store
Warming Up a Frigid Day with a Hot Meal at Jimmy's Egg
Time for Another Visit to the Vischer Ferry General Storel
The Breakfast Spot in Cohoes
Hometown Haven at Vischer Ferry General Store
Galleria 7 - Fresh, Delicious Food Options for Everyone
Mom & Pop's Cafe Where Great Food, Family & Friends Come Together


Bricks & Mortar (Awesome Structures)
Beardslee Castle
Old School with a View
Hammond Castle - Little Castle by the Sea
Palatine Church - An American Revolution Survivor
The Elms - A Little Newport Real Estate
Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown NY
Gillette Castle - Sherlock's in the House
Anything But a Sleeper - Another Gloucester Treasure (Beauport)
A Beautiful Christmas Welcome in the Schenectady Stockade
Christmas 1830's Style at the Pruyn House
Looking Toward the Heavens - Church Steeples
Before Skip & Joanna Gaines There Was Henry Davis Sleeper - Beauport
The Mount - Home of Edith Wharton
Sacred Spaces, Historical Places - The Dutch Reformed Stone Church in Stone Arabia


Intriguing People
Reggie's
Celebrity at the Ice Cream Stand
The Historic & Charming American Hotel
Happy Father's Day to My Dad in Heaven
The Fabulous Beekman Boys
Bartlett Arkell - From Baby Food to Art Appreciation
Sherlock's in the House (Gillette Castle)
Secret Garden Tour at Palazzo Riggi
Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life
Cocktails to Carousels (Cooperstown series)
Woodcarvers Carving Goats (the Farmer's Museum Carousel)
A Grandmother's Love Never Ends
Saying Goodbye to Superman
Tribute to a Very Special Veteran
Getting a Jump on the Holidays - Part V - Santa Claus
A Glass of Wine and a Man in a Red Suit = A Good Time
A Special Visit From Santa
Maria's Holiday Magic
My Hero, My Role Model, My Bestie - My Mom
Friends - Ties to the Past, Road to the Future
Alabu - Where Goats' Milk, Ingenuity and Family Come Together
Loved Beyond Words, Missed Beyond Measure (Maria Sciocchetti)
Bluebird Home Decor - Nicolle Broughton
The Long Ride Home
Bluebird Home Decor
Shelly Broughton - When You Reach for The Stars and Touch the Moon
Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend
Happy Birthday to Ann Lee - Feb. '16
Terri Littlefield, Artist Extraordinaire
Little Brook Farm (Lynn Cross) Where It's All About Second Chances
Inside the Art Studio of Jennifer Lanne
New Skete Monastery
An Artist's Inspiration from the Past & Present 1700 Farmstead (Jennifer Lanne)
Bailey Wind - Finding Tenacity to Rebuild a Broken World


Animal Friends
Alpacas, Goats and Bunnies, Oh My!
Hummingbirds - The Jewels of our Garden
Tropical Butterfly Paradise at Magic Wings Conservatory
For The Love of Llamas (Dakota Ridge Farm)
Finding my Soulmate After 36 Years of Marriage
October Afternoon at September Morning Alpacas
Hi, My Name is Gail and I'm an Alpaca Addict
In Honor of Cat Day - My Cat Sophie
Getting a Jump on the Holidays - Part I - September Morning Alpacas
Winter is for the Birds
Blizzard 2015 - A Bird's Eye View
Fifty Shades of Grey - The Secret Lives of Squirrels
The Magestic Pileated Woodpecker Pays a Visit
It's Breeding Season for the Great Blue Heron
Nature Offers a Spring Greeting at Landis Arboretum
Washington County Fiber Tour - Part II
Washington Country Fiber Tour - Part II - Dancing Ewe Farm
Farmgirls and Fairytales - Wunsapana Farm
Alabu - Where Goat's Milk, Ingenuity & Family Come Together
Butterfly Paradise at Magic Wings Conservatory
Feathered Friends Cafe Thanks to Wild Birds Unlimited
10 Fun Things You May Not Know About Goats
24th Annual Washington Countyl Fiber Tour
Wing & A Prayer Farm, A Happy Place to Live & Grow
Backyard Birds are Plentiful in Spring
Spending the Afternoon with Friesians of Majesty
An Autumn Afternoon with the Llamas of Dakota Ridge
Tropical Wonderment at Joseph L. Popp Conservatory
Little Brook Farm Where It's All About Second Chances
A Good Day for a Tea Party
Sharing Our Fish Tales from Via Aquarium
Don't Miss the 25th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour
Overcoming Tragedy and Loss, A Story of Hope & Forgiveness
Finding Joy & Restoration at Dakota Ridge Farm


This & That (Anything that doesn't fit anywhere else)
Finding Your Happy Place
Destination Spring
Thanks for the Memories - Hoffman Playland
Thanksgiving Blessings
Christmas Confessions
Good Deeds, Barbie Dolls and Things That Go
Post Holiday Thoughts
You're So Quiet - Introvert vs Extrovert
Birthday Lunch With Old Man Winter
March - A Month of Remembrance, Hope and New Beginings
Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Farming in New York State
Following a Dream
I Just Want a Stinkin' Cup of Coffee
Why We Love Sunsets and Why They're Good for You
Breaking the Rules for Beekman 1802
Changing Lives One Key at a Time
How Old is Old Enough to be Antique - Hemmings Motor News
Merry Christmas from Our House to Yours
Christingles - A Christmas Craft for Kids
Best of Businesses 2015 - Businesses & Contractors You Won't Want To Live Without
15 Ways You Know You're Living with Children
What's the Big Deal About Blogging
Riding to Find a Cure for Faces Like This One
Swept Away by the Magic of the Lion King
Every Sunrise is Proof God is Still in the Miracle Business
Tour de Cure - The Warriors in the Fight Against Diabetes
When I'm Not Blogging I'm Savoring Moments Like These
Confessions of a Halloween Drop Out
Welcome to my Christmas House Tour 2016
My Christmas Traditions, Where They Began and How They Continue
What If We Could Go Back In Time and Visit our Loved Ones
Changing Lives One Bicycle at a Time
PSA - Some Life Saving Information for All the Men in Your Life
Windows on the World
The Little House That Love Built
What Every Parent of a Child with Diabetes Wants You to Know


Food for Thought (Things to Get you Thinking)
Changing How We See
Is Your Name in the Obituaries Today?
Holding On and Letting Go
Holding Hands, Not Grudges
Bandaids and Broken Hearts
Sunshine Amidst Life's Storms
Darkness of Depression
And The Photo Shall Remain Nameless
Handmade and Heartfelt
What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?
The Lost Art of Listening
You're So Quiet - Introvert vs Extrovert
Before You Pack Up and Head South
Why We Love Sunsets and Why They're Good for You
What Does Labor Mean to You
Carpe Diem - What If Today Were Your Last Day
Change Doesn't Always Come With Our Blessing
Let Go - My Giving Key
If You Just Believe
New Year, Endless Possibilities
What Will Your Obituary Say About You
Everything in Time and Always In God's Time
Why There Won't be Chocolates & Roses in Our House This Valentine's Day
Introducing Curvy Barbie and The End to Body Discrimination
Epiphanies and Blessings, Taking Time to Notice
Expectation, The Eighth Deadly Sin
Courage, Will You Have It When You Need It
Telling Time Through the Seasons of our Lives
25 Lessons I've Learned on this Road Called Life
Standing Strong Despite our Brokenness
Taking Inventory and Bidding Farewell to 2016
Searching for Light Amidst the Darkness
Same Day, Different View - Learning to Navigate the Seasons of Change
Spring Emerges One Leaf at a Time, One Promise At A Time
Becoming One with the Moss and Fungus at Grafton State Park
When Life Gives You Lemons, You Just Might Find You Like Lemonade
How Choosing Happiness Can Change Your Life
Finding Peace & Tranquility in the Calm Waters of Grafton Lakes State Park
Learning to Feel Gratitude in a Conflicted and Troubled World
What Are You Collecting? Is it Enhancing your life or weighing you down?
Savoring Autumn in the Big Things at Grafton State Park
What Every Parent of a Child with Diabetes Wants you to Know


Let's Shop
Getting a Jump on the Holidays - Part II - Lakeside Farm, Ye Old Country Gift ShoppeGetting a Jump on the Holidays - Part III - Country Trunk
Getting a Jump on the Holidays - Part I - September Morning Alpacas
Getting a Jump on the Holidays - Part IV - Faddegons's
If Spring Came in a Store - Artique
If Spring Came In a Store - The Speckled Hen
If Spring Came in a Store - Olde Mercantile
If Spring Came in a Store - Schuyler Pond
If Spring Came In A Store - Faddegon's
If Spring Came in a Store - Apple Barrel
If Spring Came in a Store - FoCastle Farms
If Spring Came in a Store - The Country Trunk
Lakeside Farm - Ye Olde Gift Shoppe
Vintage Reinvented at Bluebird Home Decor
Autumn's in the Air and on the Shelves at the Olde Mercantile
Embrace Autumn with a Visit to the Speckled Hen
Autumn's in the Country at the Garden Bug
Everything Wonderful for Your Home & Appetite at Main Street Ristorante and Gift Shop
Changing Lives One Key at a Time
Artifacts - Where Magic Meets Creativity and Every Corner is a Wonderland
It's The Most Wonderful Time of Year at the Apple Barrel
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at the Speckled Hen
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at the Garden Bug
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Main Street Ristorante & Gift Shop
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at George's Market
Bluebird Home Decor
All Things Bright & Beautiful for Your Holiday at Faddegon's
Vischer Ferry General Store - Where History Meets Present Day
Everything Old Is New Again - A Sparkly, Artsy Christmas at Schuyler Pond
Experience a Christmas Wonderland At Experience in Schenectady
Baubles to Botanicals at Chatham Flowers
Unlocking the Past at Second Chance Barn
Feathered Friends Cafe Thanks To Wild Birds Unlimited
Falling Into Wonderland at Silver Fox Antiques
Enjoy a Little Time Travel at Black Sheep Antiques
Spring Has Arrived at the Speckled Hen
A Springtime Visit to the Old Mercantile
Find Beauty & Inspiration in the Old and the New at Dirty Bird Antiques
Crow Cottage - You Can Lead A Horse to Water But It Might Take Till the Crows Come Home
It's Time for Another Visit to the Vischer Ferry General Store
A Country Favorite Comes to Town - Schuyler Pond at Scallions
Hometown Haven at Vischer Ferry General Store
Jingle Bells, Santa's Elves and Everything Christmas at Bluebird Home Decor
Jingle Bells, Santa's Elves and Everything Christmas at Crow Cottage
Jingle Bells, Santa's Elves and Everything Christmas at Artifacts
Jingle Bells, Santa's Elves and Everything Christmas at Faddegon's
A Christmas Experience
Bringing the Adirondacks Home for the Holidays
Perfect Respite from the Holiday Chaos at Vischer Ferry General Store
Christmas Greens & Gorgeous Gifts at Chatham Flowers
Santa's Finest for You and Yours at Schuyler Pond at Scallions
Mr. & Mrs. Clause Would Love to Rest Awhile at the Garden Bug
Under the Nose
It's a Holly Jolly Holiday at Faddegon's Nursery
A Warm & Cozy Christmas at the Garden Bug


                                                                                        

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