lost, for a little while

what i’m reading
February 15, 2011, 11:15 pm
Filed under: articles, ideas, inspiration, sources

First, an announcement: I apparently am needed in Florida for Easter this year, so it’s pretty much been decided for me that I’ll be taking a crack at the Northeast, after all (though still minus Maine, sadly). It’s either that, or sit around at home for a couple extra weeks with nothing to do. Easy call. An updated itinerary should be finalized later in the week.

Now, without further ado, my recent information intake:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • One benefit to sticking with the Northeast? I can finally visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art! So pumped for this celebration of the gorgeous images that accompany both iconic and contemporary stories for children.
  • How to be a Frugal Traveler is one of the latest missives from the New York Times‘s Seth Kugel. I love saving money. I love travel. I love him. The title says it all.
  • Ani lives pretty close to the town of Lily Dale in New York, and ever since one of my professors mentioned it in class, I’ve wanted to visit. Check out the Lily Dale Assembly web site for more information about this town completely populated by registered spiritualists. (I also see that there’s an HBO documentary that came out last year called No One Dies in Lily Dale — might have to put that in the Netflix queue.)
  • Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York claims to be the birthplace of the area’s famous wings. Anyone know if this is the best place in Buffalo to get wings? If so, it’s going on my list for when I’m in the area.
  • Ice wine? Huh? It appears there may be some benefit to visiting the Finger Lakes region during the tail end of winter, if this 2004 New York Times story still has any truth to it. “In the Finger Lakes, The Sweet Taste of Winter” points out the curious practice of harvesting grapes that are allowed to  freeze on the vine, creating a sweet, dessert-style wine called ice wine.

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Not sure about wings but get a garbage plate in Western NY

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