Washington D.C. – August 12-14, 2022

The beginning of our Month long trip took us from New Jersey to Alexandria Virginia. From here we spent the weekend going into Washington DC to spend sometime with Tim and Family looking at the Smithsonian Museums, the National Parks Monuments, eating lots of good food and enjoying time with family.

Tom’s Solo Disney World Trip – May 7-20, 2022

While Alicia spent three weeks in the U.K. for a study abroad Tom spent two weeks on a Disney World Solo Trip. After three days of fun in the park Tom came down with Covid-19 and had to quarantine for 7 days (by himself) in a small studio DVC Villa at Saratoga Springs Resort. Upon… Continue reading Tom’s Solo Disney World Trip – May 7-20, 2022

Hemp Pancakes & Home – May 26 & 27, 2022

Day 20 In the morning, I had to take my COVID-19 test for the flight home. There were some glitches with the proctoring service, but I got a negative result. It was a huge relief. Rowett Institute The Rowett presentation was full of interesting research, focused on nutrition. We also got a tour of their… Continue reading Hemp Pancakes & Home – May 26 & 27, 2022

Whisky & Coos – May 25, 2022

Day 19 Cardhu Distillery The tour of the distillery was very cool. We learned about the history of this location, the distilling process, the quality controls, and how they can tweak the product so it has the desired flavor profile (fruity). Cardhu is one of the four distilleries in the Johnny Walker brand, though it’s… Continue reading Whisky & Coos – May 25, 2022

Loch & Cheese – May 24, 2022

Day 18 I think that after Glen Coe and Skye I had picture-taking fatigue. On this day, I did more listening and learning (and tasting of cheese!) One picture I did get on the way from Inverness to Aberdeen was of the pine trees as we drove through Cairngorms National Park. It reminded me a little… Continue reading Loch & Cheese – May 24, 2022

SCOBY – May 21, 2022

Day 15 Edinburgh Fermentarium Our visit to Edinburgh Fermentarium was so much fun. The owner was friendly and knowledgeable. She had a bunch of kombucha and sauerkraut samples for us to try. We even got to taste the SCOBY, which stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. It wasn’t bad, though the gummy texture… Continue reading SCOBY – May 21, 2022