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In hopes of helping my readers more quickly locate past posts, I have them all listed by Category followed by the month in which is was first published.  Once you see a post you'd like to read, simply go back to Home click the month the post was written, then once the listing for that month appears, simply click on the post you want to read.  Thanks for visiting and please come back soon!  If you want to read posts by category...just keep hitting the "previous entry" at the end of the last pos

Destinations-New York
Beardslee Castle - April '14
Cruisin' Down the Erie Canal - April '14
Peebles Island State Park - April '14
Visher Ferry Nature Preserve - April '14
Little Piece of Heaven (Grafton) - April '14
Landis Arboretum - April '14
Schenectady Stockade in Spring - May '14
Dutch Heritage at the Pruyn  House - May '14
Historic & Charming American Hotel - May '14
Sharon Springs Springs to Life - May '14
From Dragonflies to Butterflies - June '14
Up, Up & Away - June '14
An American Revolution Survivor - June '14
Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown - July '14
A Little Tranquility (Grafton) - July '14
Cocktails to Carousels - July '14
Destination Autumn - September '14
Autumn 1777, Battle of Saratoga - Sept. '14
Harvest Time - Sept. '14
Schoharie Valley Farm - Sept. '14
Winter's Drive Through God's Country - Feb '15
Cohoes Falls - March '15
Uncovering the Past, One Bone at a Time - April '15
Fort Ticonderoga - Exploring America's Most Historic Landscape - June '15
The King's Garden, Fort Ticonderoga -June '15
An Enchanting Evening for Dinner at Dancing Ewe Farm - June"15
Summer Vacation 101 - How to Beat the Boredom - June '15
Keeping Traditions Alive - Huck Finn's Playland - July '15
Waterfront Park on Saratoga Lake- Aug '15
Beauty & Serenity at the Round Lake Preserve - Sept. '15
Cooperstown, Where History, Literature & Tourism Meet - Sept '15
That's Not MY NY - Sept. '15
Auriesville Shrine - Where Saints & Sinners Left Their Mark - Oct. '15
Falling Into Wonderland at Silver Fox Salvage - Feb. '16
Enjoy a Little Time Travel at Black Sheep Antiques - Feb '16
Happy Birthday to Anna Lee, Founder of First Shaker Settlement in the US - Feb. 16
A Visit to Amish Country Without Leaving NY - Mar '16
It's Time for Another Visit to the Vischer Ferry General Store - Mar '16
New York State Museum - March '16
Amish Country of NY in Springtime - May '16
Hometown Haven at the Vischer Ferry General Store - May '16
In an Unsettled World, They Pray for Peace (The Grafton Peace Pagoda) - June '16
The Beautiful & Serene Round Lake - June '16
Fort Ticonderoga - Where History & Horticulture ....to a Whole Lot of Fun - July '16
Bringing Back Saratoga's History with the Adirondack Cruise & Charter - July '16
A Summer Visit to Amish NY - July '16
Weekends Just Got Better - Enjoy your Morning Coffee Aboard the Adirondack Cruise & Charter -
        Aug '16
Cat'n Around Catskill, Where Feline's Get Formal - Sept. '16
Fish Creek on Saratoga Lake, Where there's More to See than Rowing Regattas - 9/16
An Afternoon with the Llamas of Dakota Ridge Farm - Oct.'16
A Tropical Garden of Wonderment at the Joseph L. Popp Conservatory - Oct '16
Road Trippin' in Beautiful Northern NY - Oct. '16
Road Trippin' in Autumn in Beautiful Chatham NY - Oct '16
Road Trippin' Again to Enjoy the Views in Amish of NY - Nov '16
Road Trippin' in Beautiful Easton, NY - Part I - Nov. '16
Road Trippin' in Beautiful Easton NY, Part II - Nov '16
Winter Road Trippin' in Montgomery County, Part I - Dec. '16
Winter Road Trippin' in Montgomery County, Part II - Dec. '16
Exploring the Back Roads of Snow Covered Easton, Part I - Jan. '17
Exploring the Back Roads of Snow Covered Easton, Part II - Jan. '17
Our Sunday Drive in the Idyllic Hamlet of Old Chatham - Feb. '17
Fresh-Fallen Snow Calls for One Last Winter Road Trip to Scenic Easton - March '17
New Skete Monastery Where Peace and Tranquility are a Way of Life - April '17
Becoming One with the Moss and Fungus at Grafton Lakes State Park - April '17
25th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour - April '17
History Comes to Life on the 1900's Replica Fantail Launch on Saratoga Lake - April '17
Sunday Drive Through the Amish Countryside - May '17

Destination - Connecticut
Charm & History in Stonington - April '14
All Aboard (Essex Steam Train) - July '14
Sherlock's in the House - July'14
Perfect Small American Town - Essex - July '14
1889 Slumber in Style, Copperbeech B & B - July '14
Day Trippin' in Mystic Ct, (Summer Vacation 101) June '15
Trains, Riverboats & Castles (Summer Vacation 101) July '15
Beautiful Beaches, Luxurious B & B, Great Food = Great Getaway Oct '15

Destination - Massachusetts
Romantic Beech Tree B & B - May '14
Little Castle by the Sea (Hammond) - May '14
Picturesque Rockport - May '14
Tropical Butterfly Paradise (Magic Wings) - June '14
Not So Perfect Storm - Gloucester - August '14
A Visit with the Shakers (Hancock Shaker Village)- October '14
Respite from the Cold - January '15
Rockport's Most Familiar Face (Motif #1) - April '15
Butterfly Paradise at Magic Wings - Oct. '15
Step Back in Time at Historic Deerfield - Nov '15
Rockport, the Perfect Seaside Retreat - July '16
Halibut Point State Park - July '16
Sailing the Seas on the Thomas E. Lannon Schooner - July '16
Before Skip & Joanna Gaines, There was Henry Davis Sleeper - Welcome to Beauport - Aug.'16

Destination - Vermont
Hildene - July '14
Gardens In Stained Glass (Hildene) - July '14
Destination Autumn - September '14
Simply Marbleous - October '14
Hop Aboard the Pullman Sunbeam - February '15
How Old is Old Enough to be Antique?  Just Ask The Folks at Hemmings Motor News  - Nov '15
A Happy Place to Live & Grow, Wing & a Prayer Farm - April '16
Spending the Afternoon with the Horses at Fresians Of Majesty - Sep '16
Road Trippin' - Autumn in Vermont - Oct. '16

Destination - Rhode Island
Old School with an Ocean View - May '14
Edge of Eternity -Aug '15
Row, Row, Row Your Boat - July '15
Food, Fun & Lodging in Newport - July '15
One if by Land - July '15
Newport Real Estate - Aug '15
Come Sail Away on Narragansett Bay - July '15

Gardens
Landis Arboretum - April '14
Gardener's Paradise/Shades of Green - May '14
Beauty Abounds in the Rose Garden - June  '14
Secret Garden Tour - Palazzo Riggi - July '14
Friends are the Flowers - July '14
Gardens in Stained Glass/Hildene - July '14
Sunshine & Rainbows - August ''14
A Respite From the Cold (Bridge of Flowers) - January '15
If Spring Came in a Store - Faddegons - March '15
Nature Offers a Spring Greeting - April '15
Addictions of a Horticultural Variety, Part I (Shades of Green) - May '14 and '15
When in Need of a Little Therapy - May '15
The King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga - June '15
A Rose Garden, A Rainbow with Thorns - June '15
Stop & Smell the Roses - June '15
The Magical & Mystical Beekman 1802 Garden Tour - July '15
Loved Beyond Words, Missed Beyond Measure - Aug '15
Happy Birthday to Ann Lee, Founder of the first Shaker Settlement in the US - Feb '16
Washington Park at Tuliptime - April '16
My 10 Favorite Places to Get My Garden Addiction Fix - May '16
Shades of Green, A Soothing Place to Inspire your Garden and Soothe your Soul - June '16
A Rose Never Smelled so Sweet, Rosewood Gardens - June '16


Let's Eat
Pizza with a View (Harvest & Hearth) -Sep '14
Historic American Hotel - May '14
Beardslee Castle -April '15
Reggie's - May '15
Brown's Beach Revival (Dock Brown's) - July '15
Let's Eat Al Fresco - August
Villago - August
Braving the Frozen Tundra (Village Pizzeria) - January '15
Birthday Lunch with Old Man Winter (Log Jam) - February '15
An Enchanting Evening for Dinner on Dancing Ewe Farm - June '15
Lake Local - Another Great Venue for Enjoying Saratoga Lake - Aug '15
Everything Wonderful for your Home & Appetite-Main Street Ristorante - Sept. '15
The Vischer Ferry Country Store - Dec. '15
Jimmy's Egg - Warming Up on A Frigid Day - Jan. '16
It's Time for Another Visit to the Vischer Ferry General Store - Mar '16
Not Just a Breakfast Restaurant - The Breakfast Spot - Mar. '16
Hometown Haven at the Vischer Ferry General Store - May '16
Fresh Delicious Food with Options for Everyone - Galleria 7 Market - Aug '16
Mom & Pop's Café Where Great Food, Family & Friends Come Together - April '16

Bricks & Mortar (Awesome Structures)
Beardslee Castle - April '14
Old School with an Ocean View - May '14
Little Castle by the Sea - May '14
American Revolution Survivor - June '14
Newport Real Estate (the Elms) - July '14
Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown - July '14
Sherlock's in the House (Gillette Castle) - July '14
Another Gloucester Treasure (Beauport) - August '14
A Beautiful Welcome - Schenectady Stockade - Dec '15
Christmas 1830 Style at the Pruyn House - Dec '15
The Vischer Ferry Country Store - Dec '15
Looking Toward the Heavens - Feb. '16
Before Skip & Joanna Gaines there was Henry Davis Sleeper - Beauport Estate - Aug -16

Intriguing People
Reggie's - May '14
Celebrity at the Ice Cream Stand - May '14
Historic & Charming American Hotel - May '14
Fabulous Beekman Boys - June '14
Baby Food to Art Appreciation (Arkell Museum) - May '14
Happy Fathers' Day to My Dad in Heaven - June '14
Sherlock's in the House - July'14
Secret Garden Tour - July '14
Friends are the Flowers - July '14
Cocktails to Carousels - July '14
Woodcarvers Riding Goats - July '14
A Grandmother's Love Never Ends - August '14
Saying Goodbye to Superman - October '14
Tribute to a Special Veteran - November '14
Getting a Jump on the Holidays, Part V - November '14
Christmas at Palazzo Riggi - December '14
Glass of Wine and Man in a Red Suit - December '14
A Special Visit from Santa - December '14
Maria's Holiday Magic - January - '15
My Hero, My Bestie, My Role Model, My Mom - January '15
Friends, Ties to the Past, Road to the Future - March'15
Alabu - Where Goat's Milk, Ingenuity and Family Come Together - Aug '15
Loved beyond Words, Missed Beyond Measure - Aug '15
Vintage Reinvented at Bluebird Home Decor - Aug '15
The Long Ride Home - Aug '15
Breaking the Rules for Beekman 1802 - Sep '15
Passion - When you Reach for the Stars and Touch the Moon (Shelly Broughton) - Nov '15
Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend - Jan '6
Happy Birthday to Ann Lee - Feb. '16
Terri Littlefield - Artist Extraordinaire - Mar. '16
Little Brook Farm, Where It's All About Second Chances - Oct. '16
New Skete Monastery Where Peace & Tranquility are a Way of Life - April '17

Animal Friends
Alpaca, Goats & Bunnies, Oh My (Fiber Tour) - April '14
Hummingbirds, The Jewels in our Gardens - June '14
Tropical Butterfly Paradise (Magic Wings) - June '14
For the Love of Llamas (Dakota Ridge Farm) - July '14
After 36 yrs of Marriage I found my Soulmate - September '14
October Afternoon at September Morning Alpaca Farm - October '14
Hi, My Name is Gail and I'm an Alpaca Addict - October '14
In Honor of National Cat Day - My Cat Sophie - October '14
Getting a Jump on the Holidays, Part I (September Morning Alpaca Shop)- November '14
Winter is for the Birds - December '14
A Good Day for a Tea Party - January '15
Blizzard 2015 from a Birds' Eye View - January '15
Fifty Shades of Grey - the Secret Lives of Squirrels - February '15
The Magestic Pileated Woodpecker - February  '15
It's Breeding Season for the Great Blue Heron - April '15
Nature Offers a Spring Greeting - April '15
Washington County Fiber Tour, Part I (Dancing Ewe Farm) - April '15
Washington County Fiber Tour, Part II (Alpacas of Breezy Hill)- April '15
Farmgirls and Fairy Tales - Wunsapana Farm (June '15)
Our Feathered Friends Cafe - Jan. '16
10 Fun Things You May not Know About Goats - Mar. '16
24th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour - April '16
A Happy Place to Live & Grow - Wing & a Prayer Farm - '16
Backyard Birds are Plentiful in Spring - May '16
Spending the Afternoon with the Horses at Fresians of Majesty - Sept. '16
An Afternoon with the Llamas of Dakota Ridge Farm - Oct. '16
A Tropical Garden of Wonderment at Joseph L. Popp Conservatory - Oct. '16
Little Brook Farm, Where It's All About Second Chances - Oct '16
25th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour - April '17



This & That (Anything that doesn't fit anywhere else)
Finding Your Happy Place - April '14
Destination Spring - April '14
Windows on the World - July '14
Thanks for the Memories (Hoffman's Playland) - August '14
Someone Got a Facelift (Blog Instructions) - November '14
Thanksgiving Blessings - November'14
Christmas Confesssions - December '14
Good Deeds, Barbie Dolls & Things that Go - December '14
Post Holiday Thoughts - December '14
You're So Quiet - Introvert vs Extrovert - January '15
Birthday Lunch with Old Man Winter - February '15
March - A Month of Remembrance - March '15
Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Farming in NYS - March '15
Following a Dream - April '15
Up, Up & Away, Let Your Spirits Soar -June '15 (Saratoga Balloonfest)
I just Want a Stinkin' Cup of Coffee - July '15
Why We Love Sunsets & Why They're Good for You - Aug '15
Alabu - Where Goats' Milk, Ingenuity and Family Come Together - Aug '15
Breaking the Rules for Beekman 1802 - Sep '15
Changing Lives One Key at a Time - Oct. '15
How Old is Old Enough to be Antique (Hemmings Motor News) - Nov '15
The Road Less Traveled Where Time Stood Still - Nov '15
Passion - When you Reach for the Stars & Touch the Moon (Shelly Broughton) - Nov '15
Merry Christmas from our Home to Yours - Dec '15
My "Best of" List for 2015 - Businesses & Contractors - Dec '15
15 Ways You Know You're Living with Children - Dec. '15
Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend -Jan '16
What's the Big Deal about Blogging and Why do I Do It? - Jan '16
Riding to Find a Cure for Faces like this one - Tour de Cure - April '16
Swept Away by the Magic of the Lion Kin - April '16
Tour de Cure - Warriors in the Fight Against Diabetes - June '16
Every Sunrise is Proof that God is Still in the Miracle Business - June '16
When I'm Not Blogging, I'm Savoring Moments Like This - July '16
Confessions of A Halloween Drop-Out - October '16
Welcome to My Christmas House Tour - Dec '16
My Christmas Traditions - Dec. '16
When Life Gives You Lemons - April '17

Food for Thought (Things to Get you Thinking)
Changing How We See - April '14
Is Your Name in the Obituaries - May '14
Holding On & Letting Go - May '14
Holding Hands, Not Grudges - June '14
Baindaids & Broken Hearts - July '14
Sunshine Amidst Life Storms - August '14
Darkness of Depression - August '14
And the Photo Shall Remain Nameless - November '14
Handmade & Heartfelt - December '14
What are Your New Year's Resolutions? - January'15
The Lost Art of Listening - January '15
You're So Quiet - Introverts vs Extroverts - January '15
Before You Pack Up and Head South - February '15
Why We Love Sunsets and Why They are Good for You - Aug '15
What Does Labor Day Mean to You? - Sep '15
Carpe Diem - What Would you Do If Today was Your Last Day - Oct. '15
Change Doesn't Always Come with Our Permission - Oct. '15 
Let Go - My Giving Key - Nov. '15
If you Just Believe - December '15
New Year - Endless Possibilities - Jan '16
What Will Your Obituary Say About You - Jan. '16
Everything in Time - God's Time - Feb. '16
Why There Won't be Chocolates & Roses - Feb. '16
Introducing Curvy Barbie - Feb. '16
Epiphanies, Blessings and Time to Notice - Mar. '16
Expectation, the Eighth Deadly Sin - May '16
Courage: Will You Have it When You Need It - Aug '16
Telling Time Through the Seasons of Life - September '16
25 Lessons I've Learned On This Road Called Life - Oct. '16
Standing Strong Despite our Brokenness - Nov. '16
Taking Inventory and Bidding Farewell to 2016 - Jan. '17
Searching for Light Amidst the Darkness - Jan. '17
Becoming One with the Moss and Fungus at Grafton Lake State Park - April '17
How Choosing Happiness Can Change Your Life - May '17



Let's Shop
Getting a Jump on the Holidays, Part II (Ye Olde Farmhouse Gift Shoppe) November
Getting a Jump on the Holidays, Part III (Country Trunk) - November
Getting a Jump on the Holidays, Part IV (Faddegon's Nursery) November

Grocery Shopping from my Recliner - January
If Spring Came in a Store (Country Trunk) - March
If Spring Came in a  Store (The Speckled Hen)  - March
If Spring Came in a Store (The Olde Mercantile) - March
If Spring Came in a Store (Schuyler Pond ) - March
If Spring Came in a Store (Faddegon's Nursery) - March
If Spring Came in a Store (Apple Barrel) - March
If Spring Came in a Store (Fo'Castle Farms) - March
If Spring Came in a Store (Artique) - March
Lakeside Farm/Ye Olde Farmhouse Gift Shop - April '15
Vintage Reinvented at Bluebird Home Decor - Aug '15
Autumn is in the Air and On the Shelves at the Olde Mercantile - Sep '15
Embrace Autumn with a Visit to the Speckled Hen -Sep '15
Autumn's in the Country at the Garden Bug - Sept. '15
Everything Wonderful for your Home & Appetite at
                    The Main Street Ristorante & Gift Shoppe - Sep '15
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Apple Barrel - Nov '15
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - The Speckled Hen - Nov '15
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - The Garden Bug - Nov '15
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - The Main Street Ristorante & Gift - Nov '15
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - George's Market & Nursery - Nov '15
Blue Bird Home Decor - Nov '15
All Things Bright & Beautiful - Faddegon's - Nov '15
Artifacts - Where Creativity Meets Magic - Nov '15
Everything Old is New Again - Schuyler Pond - Dec '15
Baubles to Botanicals at Chatham Flowers - Dec '15
Falling Into Wonderland at the Silver Fox Salvage - Feb '16
Enjoy a Little Time Travel at Black Sheep Antiques - Feb '16
Spring Has Arrived in Style at the Speckled Hen - Mar. '16
A Springtime Visit to the Olde Mercantile - Mar. '16
Find Inspiration at the Old & New at Dirty Bird Antiques - Mar. '16
You Can Lead A Horse to Water, Crow Cottage - March '16
A Country Favorite Comes to Town - Schuyler Pond - April '16
Jingle Bells, Santa's Elves and Everything Christmas - Bluebird Home Decor - Nov. '16
Jingle Bells, Santa's Elves and Everything Christmas - Crow Cottage - Nov '16
Jingle Bells, Santa's Elves and Everything Christmas - Artifacts - Nov. '16
Jingle Bells, Santa's Elves and Everything Christmas - Faddegon's Home & Gifts - Nov. '16
A Christmas Experience (Experience) - Nov. '16
The Perfect Respite from the Holiday Chaos at the Vischer Ferry General Store - Dec. '16
Christmas Greens and Gorgeous Gifts, Chatham Flowers - December '16
Santa's Finest for You and Yours at Schuyler Pond at Scallions - Dec' '16
Mr. & Mrs. Claus Would Love to Rest Awhile at the Garden Bug - Dec. '16
Bringing the Adirondacks Home for the Holidays - Dec. '16

                                                                                        

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