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ADIP: St. Michaels, Maryland

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St. Michaels, Maryland

We recently crossed Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge and continued on another 40 miles to spend a day roaming around the maritime village of St. Michaels, Maryland.

This little town of about 1,200 people is a major tourist attraction – more than 100,000 visitors come for the crabs, the harbor and the shops (below).

St Michaels Sign

St. Michaels is known as “The Town That Fooled The British.”

On August 10, 1813, British barges planned to attack the town and its fort in the middle of the night. Fortunately residents were warned of the attack in advance; someone had the bright idea to hang lanterns in the trees to draw enemy fire. When the British attacked, they fired their cannons at the laterns, missing the town and its fort.

Today, the British are in St. Michaels on more congenial terms.

London in St. Michaels

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May 27, 2008   Comments Off on ADIP: St. Michaels, Maryland

ADIP: The Ka`u Coast

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The Ka`u Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island

A four day business trip to Hawaii is not the easiest way to travel — especially when you consider it involves two six hour time changes and twenty plus hours in airports and planes. Still, I made every effort to see a bit of the Ka`u Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island.

This is Hawaii as it used to be, before gated communities and over-engineered family resorts.

Ka'u Coast 4

Melanesians first landed in Hawaii on the Big Island near Ka Lae (South Point). This coast is the southernmost piece of land in the United States.

Ka Lae

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May 13, 2008   3 Comments

ADIP: Brooklyn, NY

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Brooklyn, New York

During our week in New York we house sat for friends in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. It’s a wonderfully diverse place with lots of restaurants, interesting shops and plenty to do within easy walking distance.

We could have easily filled a week without ever leaving Brooklyn. We spent a day hitting some of the highlights of New York’s largest borough.

We started our day down by the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge (below) is one of three bridges connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan. Shortly after the bridge was completed in 1884, P.T. Barnum helped prove its stability by marching 21 elephants across it.

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge assured the decline of the Fulton Ferry service, but today the views of Manhattan from the original ferry landing are impressive.


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April 24, 2008   2 Comments

ADIP: 5th Avenue, Manhattan

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Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NYC

On Easter Sunday Fifth Avenue was closed between 57th and 49th Streets for an “Easter Parade” of sorts.

Hundreds of people came out in their finest Easter Bonnets (below), and we enjoyed a scenic stroll from the south end of Central Park to the Empire State Building.

5th Ave, NYC

We ducked into FAO Schwartz, the David Rockwell-designed toy store featured in the Tom Hanks movie Big. After a few minutes taking in the scene, Caroline said: “This store is every parent’s nightmare.”

FAO Schwartz

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March 31, 2008   2 Comments

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