A Sick Dog and a Missed Trip

I take all of my vacation time during the summer.  It’s road trip season after all so why wouldn’t I?  The dogs were in for their annual examinations and vaccinations.  Never mind the yard work; the yard would still be there when I returned. The day after the dogs were at the vet, I noticed […]

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I ate my Weight in Butter Tarts

Well not really but it sure feels that way.  When I left Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival in Midland on June 11, 2016, I had butter tarts from four different bakeries.  Two were purchased based on pedigree and performance and two were purchased on whim.  In the interest of consistency, they are all plain butter […]

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Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival

Canadians are often portrayed as being mild-mannered.  I mean, what stand-up comedian doesn’t poke fun at us and our unabashedly apologetic ways?  There are very few things that can light a fire in the collective Canadian belly, namely hockey, beer, and (especially in Ontario)…BUTTER TARTS. Now I realize some people have not had the sublime […]

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Tips for the Barbecue Trail

For anyone who is considering driving the North Carolina Historic Barbecue Trail, here are a few things you might want to consider: The biggest piece of advise I can give is to take your time.  There are no small portions and cramming seven sandwiches down your gut in one day can be uncomfortable. If you […]

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The Road to Q-Demption – Day 8

April 26, 2016 Starting mileage: 3827.7 Today was our last day on the road.  As I was checking out of the hotel, I asked if there was a good spot nearby for breakfast that wasn’t a chain restaurant.  Apparently the only places nearby were chains and the review about the food from the woman working […]

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The Road to Q-Demption – Day 7

April 25, 2016 Starting mileage 3128.6 When we first pulled into the campground, two of the sites had been occupied.  When I poked my head out of the tent in the morning, we were the only ones left.  I can be accused of many things but being an early riser is definitely not one of […]

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