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Roaming the Home of the Ponies

When I was around 10 years old, one of my absolute favorite book series was Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (first published in 1947). I must have read each book at least 10 times, that is how much I love(d) them.

So this past weekend was like a dream world made reality, when I traveled to Chincoteague and Assateague Islands with my mom and aunt for a four-day getaway. I met up with them in Washington, D.C. and from there we drove down. It was only a three hour drive, which is perfect for a little getaway. I have to say I was very excited for the possibility to see the wild horses and to spend some time at the beach.

We stayed at the Channel Bass Inn run by Barbara and David Wiedenheft. They have been running the Bed & Breakfast and Tea Room for 22 years. It was an absolutely wonderful experience to stay there. Barabara and David make you feel right at home. Every day at 9 a.m. a full breakfast is served, and each day something different is on the menu. Some of the dishes we enjoyed were crab quiche, warm compote with granola, bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, and Mexican eggs (a recipe I plan on trying very soon). The tables are set up so that you share them with other guests staying at the Inn, which is a great way to get to know fellow travelers and find out what kind of adventures they’ve been going on. We met an Armenian family from Canada, and a few couples from PA and Delaware.

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Where should we travel to next?

For the past couple months, I have featured (mostly) recipes from different countries, and so far we’ve been to Mexico and Morocco (well, kind of). This is a new project I started to highlight flavors from around the world, and honestly, to give my content some focus and consistency.

around the world

As July is coming to a close, it’s time to decide where we will go for August. And I’d love to hear from you – my readers! Continue reading “Where should we travel to next?”

More Duality in 3D

July 4th in Atlantic City and everlasting Duality

I can’t believe it’s already been over a week since Independence Day. I hope you had a lot of fun and enjoyed your day!

A couple weeks ago, I shared the upcoming arrival of a new attraction on Atlantic City’s boardwalk that debuted on July 4. What’s so interesting is that in the past five years that I have lived in Philly, I have only ever made it to AC twice – and this past July 4th was one of them.

And I’m glad that I did. Not only was it a nice little break from Philly, but it was the perfect day to experience the premiere of a new installation at Boardwalk Hall, the Duality light and sound show.

Atlantic City Alliance July 4th Events
A 3D portion of the Duality light and sound show./ Photo: Moment Factory.

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Dining in the Detroit Area

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Detroit area for the first time for a special event. Not only did I have the chance to explore the area in a few different types of cars, but I had the opportunity to east some delicious food.

Union Woodshop

The Union Woodshop in Clarkston, MI, that opened for lunch for this event, is known for it’s BBQ deliciousness and as one of Kid Rock’s favorite places to eat. It prides itself as a big-time small town BBQ. The restaurant is set up over a pretty big space that I can easily imagine filling up with BBQ lovers and creating an exciting and warm atmosphere during dinner, where you’re likely to leave with a few more friends than you arrived with.

Lunch menu

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Weekly photo challenge: Hidden

As fun as it is to visit zoos, sometimes when you arrive the animals really aren’t in the mood to visit with you. If they have access to an indoor area that you can’t get to, then you’re out of luck. But, sometimes they’re just hiding. Such was the case when I visited the Barcelona Zoo. Can you spot the Red Panda Bear? This native of the mountains of Nepal, Myanmar, and central China was enjoying a nice afternoon nap.

Red panda bear./ Photo Nicolle A. Morales Kern

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