There are two reasons to visit Bombay Hook. Either you like wildlife, but aren’t able to hike or you would like to see a concentration of shore birds and other critters all in one place. Now that I’ve covered everyone with any interest in wildlife… Seriously, though, Bombay Hook is […]

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Smyrna, Delaware


I went on a hike at Eden Mill Nature Center, one of Harford County’s best spots for introducing children to nature, this spring. Along with several easy trails and the chance to see a number of lovely birds and other critters, this center has a very nice grist mill museum and the nature center has wildlife […]

Eden Mill Nature Center in Jarettsville, MD


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I’ve wanted to see the Atlantic Hotel ever since I watched Runaway Bride. This was back when we had these things called VCR’s, so it was awhile ago. Atlantic Hotel was the setting for part of the movie. There’s a well known scene where Julia Roberts sneaks out of the room […]

Atlantic Hotel – Berlin, Maryland



When I drove through Berlin, Maryland on my way home from Chincoteague, Virginia, last year, I knew I needed to come back for a visit. I finally found time for a overnight stay in this sweet little town and enjoyed every second of my stay. The fun began in the […]

Visit Berlin, Maryland – Best Small Towns in Maryland


As we continue our search for the top breakfast spots in Harford County, Maryland, we happened upon Black Eyed Suzie’s, a restaurant in Bel Air that offers Sunday brunch. It was a hopping spot, with a crowd that is pretty serious about the Bloody Mary. (The fixings bar seemed to be […]

Black Eyed Suzie’s – Where to Go for Breakfast in ...


As I work my way through the top places to have breakfast in Harford County, Maryland, I certainly don’t want to leave Vintage Cafe out! This adorable little place is also popular for lunches because of its old fashioned counter and soda fountain. We stopped by for breakfast this morning and was […]

Vintage Cafe – Where to Go for Breakfast in Harford ...



I’ve always enjoyed dining at Backfin Blues, a fine dining restaurant located in Port Deposit, Maryland. So, when I saw that Backfin Blues: Creole de Graw was coming to Havre de Grace, I was pretty excited. It took a few months for me to get there, but it was worth […]

Backfin Blues Creole de Graw – Havre de Grace Maryland ...


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Every year, the little town of Odessa brings a picture book to life in one of the beautiful homes belonging to the Historic Odessa Foundation. In 2016, it is the magical tale of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. As I’ve always loved this story, I decided to take a […]

Historic Odessa Holiday Exhibit – The Nutcracker and the Mouse ...


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I have been to North East, Maryland a number of times. I’ve even been to the community park a number of times. Somehow, I never visited the Upper Bay Museum, which is located in the park. How did I let this little gem that highlights so much local history go […]

Upper Bay Museum – North East, Maryland