Tag Archives: Loire Valley

Arta’s Italian Restaurant

We were finally able to connect with The Caller and his charming wife.  They are retired and almost impossible to get a date with, as they are always on the go.  We finally did connect and then it was where … Continue reading

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After Van Gogh, Chartreuse

We try to frequent the restaurant Chartreuse, after every visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts.  It is in the legendary Park Shelton, which was originally the Wardell Hotel, named after Fred Wardell of the Eureka Vacuum Company.  When Diego … Continue reading

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Shopping and Wining in Summerlin

This was the first time that both of us were retired and in Las Vegas, actually, it was the first trip as Senior Citizens, and we definitely ignored any retirement budget that we haven’t created.  We were still on Detroit … Continue reading

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Surviving Over a Week in Vegas

When you go to Las Vegas to visit your children and not to gamble, it is a different mindset.  The kids live in Summerlin and that is where we stay, about ten miles from The Strip.  In 1952 Howard Hughes … Continue reading

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Café Santé

Before we left Boyne Mountain, which is in Boyne Falls, which is near Boyne Highlands, we went to Boyne City.  We were touted to try this bistro, just off of the water.  There are not that many places that I … Continue reading

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A Return to Boyne Mountain

As my Bride was getting ready to turn over the reins to retire, we still had one more business trip to attend at Boyne Mountain.  Boyne Mountain is a ski resort in the winter, and they offer other activities in … Continue reading

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Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois

As we wandered around Mackinac Island, it dawned on us that something was different this time on the island, compared to all of the other times.  We were there on the weekend, and we have never been there except during … Continue reading

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The Royce and a Muscadet

A friend told me about a wine tasting for Mawby and Big Little Wines at wine bar called The Royce, that I have heard about, but we had not been there.  Of course, the friend that told me about the … Continue reading

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Brunch at the Townhouse

We were wandering around in Birmingham, Michigan a very nice suburb in the Detroit area that has a nice downtown area for shopping, dining and hotels.  Actually, the trip was for me, instead of my Bride, as I did have … Continue reading

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Two Potential for the Cellar

When I stop at my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, I am always hoping to find our next go-to wine.  I am also looking at wines for cellar potential, but my Bride keeps suggesting that … Continue reading

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