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Cape May County Zoo

The Cape May County Zoo in Cape May Court House, New Jersey was a revelation of the most delightful sort! Steve and I both grew up spending our summers at the Jersey Shore but somehow neither of us had any idea that this zoo existed. While still living up North we...

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Navy SEAL Museum on N. Hutchinson Island Florida

As we passed the Navy SEAL Museum on N. Hutchinson Island Florida on our way to the Mellon Patch Inn we noticed that it was only a couple of blocks before the Inn. Since Steve had been in the Navy he really wanted to explore this attraction. We have passed by the Navy...

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12A Buoy For Great Casual Dining in Ft. Pierce Florida

For our second night staying at the Mellon Patch Inn on N. Hutchinson Island, Florida Chris advised us to go to 12A Buoy for great casual dining in Ft. Pierce Florida at Fisherman's Wharf. Fisherman's Wharf is a complex of several restaurants and bars for seaside...

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Vilano 5th Wheel by Vanleigh

The Vilano 5th Wheel by Vanleigh is almost the perfect RV for us. Except for one thing. It is not a Class A! So I know I have told you that we have been back and forth trying to decide between a 5th Wheel and a Class A. And honestly at this point we have decided that...

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Harbor Cove Bar and Grill in Ft. Pierce Florida

Harbor Cove Bar and Grill in Ft. Pierce Florida was the immediate response we got from Chris, the owner of the Mellon Patch Inn on N. Hutchinson Island Florida when we asked about waterfront dining. And with it being only a 5 minute drive we immediately called for...

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Mellon Patch Inn on N. Hutchinson Island Florida

It is so fabulous to have a place nearby for a weekend getaway like the Mellon Patch Inn on N. Hutchinson Island Florida! For us it is only an hour drive up the Florida Turnpike. So we were happy to have the excuse of Steve's birthday to head up to the Mellon Patch...

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The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus

Every once in a while you hear about something so smart or so clever that you say to yourself "Why didn't I think of that?" That what happened to me when I read about Jennifer Cook with The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus. Honestly my very first thought was that Jennifer...

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Red Chile Short Rib Tacos

Originally published on Food and Fond Memories on August 9, 2011 by sandyaxelrod 4 Comments (Edit) When I transferred all of my old posts to this new blog I remembered how delicious these Red Chile Short Rib Tacos were and had to share this with you again. And for...

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Chef and the Farmer

Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina is a restaurant that has been on my wish list for several years. A couple of years ago I bought a copy of Chef Vivian Howard's fabulous cookbook Deep Run Roots and felt like I knew her by the time I finished reading it....

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Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville NC

Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville NC is true Eastern North Carolina BBQ! We debated long and hard over which BBQ joint - Sam Jones or Skylight Inn - whose menus are almost identical except that the Skylight Inn is the original Jones family location. We decided to go to the...

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RV Search – 2009 Tiffin Allegro Bay

RV Search - 2009 Tiffin Allegro Bay. I mentioned in this post that we had begun our quest for the perfect RV with a trip to Margate, Florida to look at one of my favorites the Tiffin Allegro Bay. Yes. I know I have posted a few RV possibilities before but now we are...

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Beef, Barley and Portobello Mushroom Soup

It's January so that makes it the perfect time for soup. Particularly the Beef, Barley and Portobello Mushroom Soup from renown chef Derek Bissonnette! I had the good fortune of connecting with Derek on Linkedin and was delighted when he sent me his new book to read...

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Tillman’s Barbecue

On Saturday Steve and I went to look at a 2009 Tiffin Allegro Bay Class RV that was for sale in Margate, Florida. By coincidence the owner of the RV is also the owner of Tillman's Barbecue! We were a match made in heaven. Tillman Lee Newman and his family own...

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Perfect Flavors by Naomi Nachman

It seems like it has been ages since I have written a cookbook review but Perfect Flavors by Naomi Nachman is the perfect book for a return to reviewing! Naomi is known as The Aussie Gourmet because grew up there. But this book encompasses so much more than recipes...

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JC Raulston Arboretum Raleigh NC

For the last stop on our Parks and Gardens Tour we went to North Carolina State University's JC Raulston Arboretum. Of course we had a delicious lunch at Oak City Diner first and then on to our garden exploration. This was actually our second visit to this arboretum....

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Happy New Year 2019

I just wanted to take this time to wish everyone a very happy, healthy, joyful, prosperous and of course delicious 2019.

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!!! Wishing everyone a very joyful holiday. I am taking time off to celebrate the holidays with my family. I will be back to regular posting right after the new year.

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Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh NC

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh NC is so awe inspiring that it just called to us to enter. The church building is enormous and can be seen from very far away making an impressive statement. Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in...

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WRAL-TV Azalea Gardens

To continue our exploration of parks we went to the magnificent WRAL-TV Azalea Gardens in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina on a cool but sunny April day. We were wowed by the variety of azaleas and other flowers in this small but...

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Pullen Park, Raleigh NC

Each time we are visiting Brian and Eve we ask them for suggestions of new things for us to explore. Pullen Park, Raleigh NC was their immediate response this time. To give you a little bit of history, Pullen Park was founded on...

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