New England and New York
October 2005

After landing in Providence, RI, we hopped in our rental car and headed for The Inn at Sandwich Center on Cape Cod. We were greeted by innkeeper Jan Preus. We enjoyed a great stay in the Robert Morse room and the home cooked breakfasts each morning were delicious.
Our Cape Cod visit took us to several galleries including Damselfly Studio, owned by Karyn Frances Gray, longtime friend and artist. We also made new friends of Dave McDermott and Yuki Matsumoto at McDermott Glass Studio, where we were happily greeted by their two friendly boxer dogs. We also got to hang out with dogs at Birdsey Gallery.

Our next stop was Boston and visiting with Clark Warner. Clark was a great host chauffeuring us around the area and cooking some great meals, with some help from Mitalene.

One of the highlights of the visit was a walking tour of Boston's North End, led by Michele Topor. In spite of the tropical conditions in October in Boston, we had a great time and learned a lot and would highly recommend the tour if you find yourself in Boston.

The last part of our trip took us to New York City, just in time for the worst rains of the season. Lucky us. Fortunately it cleared up the last day and we spent it with Daryl and Evelyn exploring Connecticut and upstate New York. We found a lovely yarn shop in Nyack, NY - Knitting Nation and were treated a fabulous meal at Equus at The Castle in Tarrytown, NY.