Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fort Moultrie, Cypress and a Sauvignon Blanc in Charleston

One of our day trips while we were on holidays in Charleston was to Fort Moultrie and the Fort Sumter National Monument, which is part of the National Park Service.  This fort defended Charleston Harbor from the Revolutionary War to … Continue reading

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Charleston, South Carolina

This was a city that we had to visit.  One of the most famous characters in literature hailed from this hallowed city of the South; Rhett Butler, one of the most famous men of print and cinema, and a man, … Continue reading

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Belly Dancers and Wine

For years, one of the popular niche types of entertainment in the Metro Detroit area was Middle Eastern Music with “Belly Dancing.”  This type of entertainment seems to have vanished from the landscape and has been replaced with over sized … Continue reading

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An Art Fair and Portofino in Wyandotte, Michigan

My Bride and I like to attend some of the art fairs that are very popular around the state and seem to be always held on the hottest days of the year, when we attend.  It also seems that we … Continue reading

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Peppina’s in Lincoln Park, Michigan

I guess that I am getting a little nostalgic and have been thinking of some of the old restaurants and watering holes from my youth, and the early days of discovering different wines back then.  One of the places that … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surprise

We were celebrating our monthly birthdays, and the venue this time was not at our house.  My Bride though, was doing the catering.  We loaded up our car with the assorted dishes and a birthday cake that she had prepared, … Continue reading

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La Trattoria Restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan

This was a delightful little restaurant right across the street from the City Hall of Dearborn, in what is referred to as East Dearborn.  It was always a busy place of good homemade pastas and a small, but nice menu … Continue reading

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The Cruise Inn in Detroit

In my old neighborhood, the main drag was called “The Highway.”  On the Highway was a very popular fancy restaurant and lounge called The Cruise Inn.  The restaurant was done in dark woods with a nautical theme.  There was a … Continue reading

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Al’s Lounge in Delray

I used to refer to Al’s Lounge as the classiest greasy spoon in America.  I know that it doesn’t sound nice, but Al’s was a great place for a quick dinner.  They had a nice interior, but what made me … Continue reading

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An Evening of Two Wine Bloggers and Their Brides

As I started this blog, I had no idea what to expect, nor did I have any belief that anyone would read my recollections, other then perhaps my Bride.  Soon after I had begun, I had a gentleman that started … Continue reading

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