Saturday, March 15, 2014

We have curves...

And we know how to use them! 
Visit the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia - stay with us at The Claiborne House B&B in Rocky Mount! Just 15 miles to "America's Favorite Road" The Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the road you take from us to get to the BRP!

Friday, March 7, 2014

6 Reasons Why I Love Living in Boston

Reason 1.  Boston museums are one of the finest in the country, if not the world. And in just one city, I can find an endless array of exhibits ranging from art to science museums and from sports to historical museums. There’s the maritime heritage museum Battleship Cove in Fall River, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and a lot more to fill up my schedule every weekend!
No, you're not in Europe. It's the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Reason 2. Parks and open spaces are like oases in the middle of a bustling city filled with skyscrapers and people. Whenever I want to relax, I can just take a long walk in any of the 30 parks in Boston. A must-see attraction is the Make Way for Ducklings bronze statue in Boston Public Garden. It’s so iconic a replica was installed in Moscow as a gift from former First Lady Barbara Bush.

      Reason 3. Our subway stations are the coolest in the world. So cool we call it “The T” (formally MBTA). And even though the MBTA officials are getting headaches from the graffiti, for us ordinary people, we can appreciate the bold, artistic efforts of train taggers.

      Reason 4.  Ice skating at the Common Frog Pond in the center of America’s oldest public park makes winter more endearing. No wonder the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships was hosted here with a total attendance of more than 100,000! And we expect the same turn out again in 2016!

      Reason 5. The Island Creek Oyster Bar got me hooked and no one else can take its place! They claim that they “bring the restaurant to the farmer” and I do agree on that wholeheartedly. The restaurant is sexy. The ambience is sexy. Even the food. It’s a top-notch restaurant that I highly recommend to anyone visiting Boston. Try the oysters (of course), the lobster roe noodles, and the lobster roll and you’ll thank me later for that one-of-a-kind, amazing seafood experience.

      Reason 6. Boston is only an hour and a half away from Cape Cod so during summer, most city dwellers take regular weekend trips to the lake for fishing, picnics, or any other water sports you can think of. Cape Cod also gets busy in the winter for ski enthusiasts. I stay at a bed and breakfast called Chatham Gables Inn, which I’m sure you will love too because of the surrounding atmosphere and luxury guest rooms.