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 Awakening after only two hours sleep to begin our drive from Connecticut to the LA area for the first Launch of Balloons at 6:00 am Friday Morning proved to be a wise move.  Weather conditions were classified as near perfect and balloons filled the sky.  Later that afternoon the winds picked up ...
08/20/2007
Those of you from the old days may remember the the series F-Troop that aired in the mid 60's.  The character Chief Wild Eagle used the line "It is Balloon" quite often when he saw a hot air balloon.  For the younger crowd I'm sure L/A brings to mind the Lewiston / Auburn area of Maine.  The twin...
08/19/2007
 Normally Maine is a weekend destination for our mini-vacations but most of the time we avoid the tourist attractions and relax on our lake.  For a change of pace we decided to spend the day at Boothbay.  In addition to poking around in little shops or having lunch there are a number of water act...
08/14/2007
        Everyone needs a little summertime break from the work week so today I am heading north for a little rest and relaxation. The one downside, or blessing is that I will be without Internet access and cell coverage is spotty.  It may take a day before I'm back in an area to retrieve the mess...
08/09/2007
Here in Connecticut the utility companies are never shy about requesting rate increases.  This year the United Illuminating Company that provides us with electricity decided they needed a 50% increase. Somehow the regulatory committee that oversees this electric monopoly agreed that whatever hogw...
08/08/2007
If you are looking for some outdoor adventure Sleeping Giant State Park in the Mount Carmel section of Hamden, Connecticut offers an abundance of hiking opportunities.  The easy to get to location is just 15 minutes from downtown New Haven off exit 10 of I-91.The hiking trails throughout the park...
08/06/2007
Everyone needs water to survive but if you want to enjoy the water of Long Island Sound the newly refurbished boat launch in Guilford Connecticut offers easy access for a modest fee.  The Boat Ramp is cconveniently located at the end of Whitfield Street about a mile south of the Town Green.      ...
08/04/2007
Ever wonder how much people are willing to spend for a really special summer cottage? In Branford Connecticut where the Thimble Islands are counted among the pricey shoreline properties the largest amount ever paid occurred over 5 years ago for the astonishing figure of $23.500.000.00 or simply $...
08/03/2007
Scattered throughout the Harbor in Branford Connecticut are a series of rock formations known as the Thimble Islands.  In the heyday after the turn of the century and leading into the Roaring 20's Branford was considered the Newport of Connecticut.  This summertime playground for the wealthy has ...
08/02/2007
Yesterday I was stuck on the letter "S" and planned to write a piece on home security but instead wrote about the tragic crime that has been on my mind.  Today I woke up with "T" and decided to Think like a Thief.We have all seen tips about what to do when we go away.  Stop your mail and newspape...
07/29/2007
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