Buttonwood Farm Sunflower Festival in Griswold, Connecticut

Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, Connecticut is the place to go when you want awesome homemade ice cream and you want to bask in the glow of a 14 acres of sunflowers. Buttonwood Farm was named by Foursquare as one of the best places in to get ice cream in Connecticut. Back in 2003 the owners Read More

The Newport Flower Show Comes to Rosecliff Mansions this June

Each year, the Newport Flower Show is held at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. It is held at the end of June and is a “must see” event. If you have never attended the Newport Flower Show let me tell you a few things about it. The Newport Flower Show is pleased to Read More

A Day Trip to The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

We are always looking for fun things to do as day trips in Connecticut. This past weekend we visited The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor for a day of shopping and food. We were invited on a media tour to check out some of the shops and also NIXS Restaurant & Bar. Read More

Red Pandas Arrive at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will be the temporary home for “Rochan,” a 16-month-old male Red panda. Rochan’s home exhibit at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA, is undergoing renovations that require him to relocate for a limited time. He is expected to reside at Connecticut’s only zoo at least through Spring 2016 and guests will Read More

The Hartford Saengerbund Oktoberfest

A few years ago, we attended the Saengerbund German Oktoberfest in Newington, Connecticut and it’s back again this year so we’re all excited to attend again. When we went the first time it was the first time we had ever heard about this Oktoberfest and we felt very Willkommen (Welcome). The Saengerbund German Oktoberfest Details Website: www.hartfordsaengerbund.org (click on the Oktoberfest) Read More

Connecticut Corn Maze Adventures

It’s Corn Maze season, when the corn is high and farmers make all kinds of cool designs and mazes for your enjoying pleasure. It is also a great way for farmers to earn a little extra money with their crops. Most Connecticut corn mazes open around September 1st and close in October or early November, Read More

Spend the Day at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport

The Connecticut Beardsley Zoo is a tiny zoo with a lot to do and it is the only zoo in Connecticut. The zoo is also open all year long so you can visit animals in warm or cold months and see how they live in different climates. Young children especially will be thrilled with the Read More

Pick Your Own Berries, Fruit & Pumpkins at Lyman Orchards

Pick your own berries, apples, nectarines, pears and pumpkins at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut. Before coming to pick, always call the Lyman Orchards 24-hour hotline at 1-860-349-6015 for up-to-the-minute crop and field conditions, varieties, and current market prices. We update the message as often as necessary (especially in rainy or overcast weather) in order to Read More

For the Kids: Mystic Aquarium Is Fun Rain or Shine

We have been to Mystic Aquarium many times over the years but it is always fun to go back and see what new exhibits they have. The Mystic Aquarium provides close encounters with a wide range of marine animals. Mystic Aquarium is located at 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355 When we arrived there were clouds and eventually Read More

Enjoy An Afternoon at the Gelston House in East Haddam

The Gelston House located on the edge of the tranquil Connecticut River in East Haddam, CT is often filled with patrons enjoying a drink and/or meal before or after attending a performance at the nearby Goodspeed Opera House. But it is a great place to go to even if you are not there to see Read More