Phil and I have visited Stowe many times but I was surprised to realize that I’ve not written about it previously. It’s a stunning place, a vast landscape garden lovingly restored and maintained by the National Trust. And it’s just a twenty-minute drive from our home.
- The Grand Dining Room
- Brunch at the Grand Dining Room is sublime. I learn for the first time how much I adore a breakfast of fresh fish, rice, and miso soup.
- Briefly Las Vegas
- I’m on a flight from Denver to Las Vegas, looking out the window and trying to read the terrain below. I’m hoping to spot Zion National Park, which the pilot announced we’re currently flying over.
- Yosemite, From the Land
- We spent the first night of our California visit in a rather shabby La Quinta in the East Bay town of Dublin. After a night squandered tossing and turning on an uncomfortable mattress, we were anxious to be on our way.