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187. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Ain’t Nobody Like the Peabody I Got New Haven (Google Maps location) September 11, 2010 Here I am again. Staring at a blank screen and 150 photos of a huge and wonderful museum wondering how in the heck I should approach this monster. Writing about the giants is by far the hardest thing I do for this … [Read More...]


Site of The Great East Thompson Train Wreck

Wreck it Out! E Thompson and New Roads, Thompson June 3, 2011 I recently posted a poll on the CTMQ Facebook page (which, if you’re reading this, you really, really should be a fan of here by “liking” it) asking people what they liked most about CTMQ. After a day, only ONE person chose “the completely random … [Read More...]

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Food & Drink

I can't remember how started writing pages on food - I think with just curious foods or places to eat unique to Connecticut. Then I found some lists that seemed fun and I went a little bonkers. Especially since writing about food is pretty difficult. Over the years I've started and abandoned a few food lists. … [Read More...]

A summer dawn at the Macricostas Preserve along the Meeker Trail

Connecticut Hiking Challenges & Rewards

Bring Them On! If you know anything about me, you know that I'm a sucker for hiking challenges. Peak-bagging and high-pointing and red-lining get me more excited than you'd ever believe. There are a slew of such challenges all over New England, New York – as well as all over the country and world. I'm very keen on … [Read More...]


Our Highpointing Journal

I started documenting our highpointing trips back in early 2002 after we summitted our first state, Rhode Island. Back then, I wrote trip reports on a PC, printed them off, and inserted pictures like a 6th grade book report. I did this solely for myself, even though I felt all-the-while that I'd be transferring these … [Read More...]