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May 03, 2007

Blogging Notes

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

I'll be on the road again next week, Nikon S5 and MacBook at the ready.

This time it's Miami and then up along the coast as far as Philadelphia. Being Puget Sound-based most of my life, Florida is just a squidge off my usual bi-coastal track: never ever been there. Ditto most of the rest of the route till we hit the DC environs. That should make the trip interesting.

I'll blog as best I can, but likely posting will be less than my usual four items per week.

Places we're visiting include Miami, Key West, St. Augustine, Savanna, Charleston, the NC capes, the Norfolk area, the Delmarva peninsula, Washington, Wilmington DE and perhaps Philly.

Art-wise, I hope to catch the Sorolla exhibit at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, as much as I can in Washington museums, the Delaware Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum. Not to mention the Art Deco and Spanish architecture in the Miami area.

The plan is to use all this as blog-fodder.

I suspect there are other interesting art museums and architectural sites along the route that I'm ignorant of, so any tips will be appreciated. No guarantees that I'll visit everything suggested, because Nancy will have places she'll want to visit as well.

Normal blogging will resume in June.



posted by Donald at May 3, 2007


Ah, Miami! That's where I wanted to go on my April vacation, but alas, it wasn't in the cards...
So, Donald, can you be my eyes where candy South Beach Deco is concerned? Will wait for your reportages!

Posted by: Tatyana on May 3, 2007 4:41 PM

Sounds like a great trip, enjoy. Looking forward to lots of visuals and ruminations.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on May 3, 2007 6:57 PM

Try to get to Ocracoke Island on the NC shore--fifteen minute ferry from Hatteras, or much longer ones from the mainland. At least ten miles of pristine, National Seashore protected beaches...and the tiny village of Ocracoke, where Blackbeard died. Walk the quiet tree-lined streets--Key West without all the flash.

Posted by: david mk on May 3, 2007 8:46 PM

When visiting the Brandywine River Museum, be sure to have at least breakfast or lunch at Hank's. It's right across the street, well, across Route 1, on the corner from the museum.

Always an interesting crowd. Migrant workers seated next to landed gentry seated next to business suits. And the food is great home-style stick-to-your-ribs. Lots of mushroom-based food, if that's what you like.

Hank's. You won't regret it.

Posted by: DarkoV on May 4, 2007 5:36 AM

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