February 2014

A Few of our Favorite Wines

Wine Glass
Chuck Fri, 2014-02-14 10:00
We still don't think of ourselves as wine experts. We do, however, know a few wine experts. But since we have collected 60 or so bottles in our recent visits to California, we seem to have developed a reputation for knowing a bit about wine. We suppose it's somewhat true, but we are far from experts: we simply know what we like. So for our Valentine's Day post, we'd like to recommend a few of the wines we've gone out of our way to mark as our favorites; only if your tastes are similar to ours will this actually mean anything to you, of course. A sidebar note: as we started buying lots of...

Holiday Ski Trip 2013, Part 2 of 2

Chuck & Lori in North Conway, New Hampshire
Chuck Sat, 2014-02-08 14:30
Chuck & Lori Selfie in North Conway, NH - About Day 2 of the Goatee Hmm, where did we leave off? Oh yeah, Randy clutching his shoulder and saying, "I broke something." Needless to say the ski trip took a turn for the worse at that point. The good things were that it happened late in the day, after we had gotten in a full day of skiing, and that Randy got to ride down in one of those orange vinyl-lined litters. Chuck followed, watching Randy's head bob along with each bump on the trail, worried what Susan would say--do--to him when he told her what happened. A few hours later we were...

Holiday Ski Trip 2013, Part 1 of 2

The Top of Cranmore Ski Resort
Chuck Tue, 2014-02-04 13:55
The Mount Washington Valley from the Cranmore Ski Resort Oh, by the way, over the holidays we took a wonderful little trip to one of our favorite (though it apparently doesn't make our top 5 list ) corners of the US: North Conway, New Hampshire and the Mount Washington Valley. It was a nice little jaunt of 10 days, having left the day after Christmas and returning on Saturday the 4th. This area holds the special place in our hearts of being where we learned to ski. Way back in 1998 we had some free tickets on Southwest that were about to expire so we decided to do the New England "B&B...