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Hubbard Park in Meriden

Hubbard Park in Meriden, Connecticut is the backdrop for a great deal of both recent and childhood memories for me. One specific childhood memory, is of having a picnic there by the lake with my aunt and uncle, when I was around 6 years old. We we...
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Appalachian Trail Work Party

Earlier this month, I attended my first work party on the Appalachian Trail. If you've ever wondered how hiking trails stay nice and pretty all year long, it's because of work parties. Basically, a group of outdoor enthusiasts get together to help ma...
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Gastropub 66 Church in Naugatuck

Today, I had originally planned to go hiking with my friend, but with the strong winds, we decided it wasn't safe (falling branches are dangerous) and so we went Thrift Shopping instead. We started off browsing through items at the Bethlehem Indoor F...
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Gouveia Vineyards in Connecticut

Located in Wallingford, Connecticut, Gouveia Vineyards is a modern day drinking hall built on the idea of getting people together for the art of conversation. In the warmer months, there are picnic tables to sit at while enjoying views of the vineyar...
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Snow Tracks in Connecticut

When I was younger, I took an ecology class in school where I learned to identify all sorts of East Coast wildlife prints. It became a fun hobby of mine and for a while, I was actually pretty good at it! These days, not so much, but I still find wild...
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Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut

Even though I've only been back from Utah for a couple of days, I'm anxious to get a couple of more ski days under my belt, before the season is over. It's hard to believe that we're almost into February and we're just getting our first big storm of ...
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Aunt Chilada’s in Hamden, Connecticut

After a fun morning playing tennis, followed by a leisurely swim in the lake, my friend D and I were ready to grab some lunch. Still in our swimming gear, we wanted to eat somewhere casual, preferably with outdoor seating so we could continue to enjo...
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Camping in Connecticut

I used to love camping as a kid, but probably haven't been in over a decade. So, when my 5 year old nephew asked me to camp out for 'Family Night' at his summer camp, I was pretty excited! Thankfully, my aunt is pretty much an expert at camping an...
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Summer Lunch at Panera

Right now, I am on a major Panera kick for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. I'm currently obsessed with the Thai Chicken Salad (pictured below). It's made with chicken (obviously), cashews, fire-roasted edamame, red peppers, carrots, fresh cilantro and c...