Thursday, October 30, 2008

Belfrey Hotel, Wilmslow, UK

While working in Handforth Dean, I stayed at the Belfrey Hotel in nearby Wilmslow.

They had a little reflecting pool in the garden. Let's just say it's prettier in the photo than in person. Let's just say that the pool was the nicest thing about the Belfrey.

Here's their web site.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Claudio's Restaurant, Greenport, New York

For our last evening in Greenport, we walked down to the center of town. Even though it was a Friday night since it was still not "season" some of the restaurants were closed. We happened onto Claudio's. It seemed to be a local favorite as there was a wedding rehearsal dinner in progress. Our service was still good as was the food.

When we left, we walked along the marina back to the Harborfront Inn.

Their web site is here.

The next morning, we returned to Mississippi.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Greenport Carousel, Greenport, New York

Built in 1920, the carousel in Mitchell Park is one of the few carousels with working brass ring dispensers.

We could see the carousel from our balcony at the Harborfront Inn.

There's a little more information on this web page.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stony Brook Post Office, New York

In the village center of Stony Brook stands the Post Office. At the top of each hour, the eagle over the front FLAPS HIS WINGS! Don't miss it.

The video below isn't mine. Don't ask why I didn't get a video.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

The Paint Box, Stony Brook, New York

A friend of ours lived in Smithtown, NY and ran a private school called The Paint Box nearby in Stony Brook. It's directly across the street from Stony Brook School.

It's now a private residence and is being renovated.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Cliff's Elbow East, Southold, New York

When we left Pindar Vineyards we needed something to eat! A friend had recommended Cliff's Elbow Room in Jamesport. I plugged that into my GPS and Cliff's Elbow East popped up nearby!

It took a GPS to get there. Let's just say it's "out of the way."

It was a little after noon when we arrived and we were the only customers there. While we were eating another group of 5 or 6 came in. The waitress said that was the lunch "crowd."

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