Monday, January 26, 2009

Our Visit To Talbott Tavern

We visited Talbott Tavern in Kentucky on our way to New Jersey.

After being seated in the dining room (Robin didn't want to sit there) we struck up conversation with the wait staff. I also looked it up on my iPhone.

Our conversation and my looking on the internet indicated that Talbott Tavern is considered one of the most haunted sites in North America. I won't bore you with all the details here but suffice it to say that we had a very interesting visit.

It's hard to tell from these photos but two of them have orbs in them. One has one orb, and one has 5. It's interesting that the room that had 5 orbs made Robin very uncomfortable. She wanted out.

We hope to go back and spend the night there at the tavern. If we do we'll report back on our stay there.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tour of Flying Fish Brewery

Our tour guide, Drew, took us on a tour of Flying Fish Brewery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Great way to spend part of a Saturday. Flying Fish brews up about 24,000 barrels of beer each year and distributes in a 100 mile radius. They are looking to expand but slow and steady wins the race.

Very tasty beer and great staff. Stop in and give it a look. They're located at 1940 Olney Ave #100 in Cherry Hill, NJ. You can purchase 2 six packs per person and the tours take place from 1-4 on Saturdays. Their web site is

Tell them Robin & Tony sent you.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Video Clip of Our Trip To New York City

Created this video of pictures taken in New York City using the new Picasa 3 photo/video program. Was really simple to use. Hope you enjoy. By the way Robin is singing and playing harmonica on the tune and I'm playing drums.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Best Buffalo Wings Ever

Friday night we ventured out looking for a good pint and some buffalo wings. We found both.

Ott's Tavern located at 3112 Bridgeboro Road in Delran, NJ was able to accomodate. I started with a pint of Guinness and Robin elected for a Yuengling Black & Tan, and decided we'd give the hot wings a try.

When they arrived we knew we were in for a treat. The wings were crisp like we like and plenty of gooey sauce laying in the bottom of the basket. Wow! Robin said they were probably the best she'd ever had. I'm not a big fan of chicken so I'm not usually happy with wings anyway. These were great.

We followed that up with a New York style pizza and what a great way to start the evening. 

From there we took in  a movie... "Yes Man" with Jim Carey. What a hoot. We laughed a lot so that's the making of a good movie for us. Really opens your mind to the thoughts of what would happen if we said yes more in our lives.  Especially to opportunities that come our way.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Just Ask For Mom!

Had to add this. While staying in Hagerstown, MD we looked around for someplace close to eat and grab a beer.

I have to admit I (Tony) am addicted to my iPhone. Just look at it and you can find anything anytime. I use a couple of free apps, one is called Around Me and the other is Good Rec. Using them and Google Maps it's impossible to get lost or not find something you're looking for.

Anyway, we found this local establishment called the Woodpoint Bar & Grill. Great spaghetti and meatballs, and a great pint of Yuengling (which you can't get west of the Mississippi).

If you stop by ask for Mom.

Our Night In Lexington, KY

Great little neighborhood pub just up the street from the University of Kentucky. Great cross section of people. We were there the night they played in the Liberty Bowl so there was a good and excited crowd.

We had the Irish Cabbage Soup. Really good on a cool evening. And of course they served up a great pint of Guinness.

Located in a little strip center at 384 Woodland Ave. right next to a Subway.

Plenty of TV's and fun.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Baltimore's Inner Harbor & Tir Na Nog

Not a great pic but a good time. Great pint and excellent fish &
chips. Beautiful setting with the USS Constellation in the background.

Heading to Hard Rock Plant. We'll update from there.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Microtel Beats The 6's & 8's

With our extended traveling right now we are staying at a lot of different hotels. One has stuck out as being above average. That is Microtel.

After staying at 3 in the past 3 weeks (I'm writing this sitting at the desk in one right now) we will stay in one whenever possible in the future.

We also learned that they have received awards for the past 7 years in customer satisfaction for budget hotels. The only thing budget about Microtel, in our opinion, is the price. Super affordable and always clean. We just joined the Micropass program which allows us to get a free night stay after 9 stays.

Only minor complaint. If you're going to have a free continental breakfast make it full enough to be enjoyable. From one site to the next they aren't consistent in what is served. But that's minor considering the price.

Our room last night in Kentucky was $49 and tonight in Maryland (near Baltimore) it's $64 and we have 2 queen size beds in the room.

Anyway, if you haven't tried them...give it a try and tell them Robin & Tony sent you. LOL. That won't do you a bit of good, but that's funny I don't care who you are.

Robin wanted me to add, free high-speed internet, free local AND long distance phone calls, and it's a euro-style hotel if you know what that means.

New Year's Resolution

Everyone is doing it, but we're not all about that. We're just updating our goals.

We each have a list of 25 things we want to do or have, and as we do one we simply add back to keep the list at 25. 

One of the ones we were able to check off this past year was a trip to Yellowstone. It was remarkable.  The picture shows us in front of Old Faithful.

An ongoing goal we have is to lose weight. We've found a product, or should we say a group of products, that will help us do just that. We've always been interested in nutritional supplements, and we've found some that are truly cutting edge, and as Robin says, "cute". 

Check out our post on another of our blogs. --> Lose Weight

Friday, January 2, 2009

Denny's Diner?

Stopped to use the facilities and next door was a diner. 

Not seen a Denny's Diner before. We're in Western Kentucky on our way to New Jersey.

On the road

Crossing the Ohio River. Looks like sunny skies and a beautiful day to
daydream. Robin

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Our Travels In 2008

We counted up the states we were in and the final count was 26. As merchandisers we travel from place to place and set up new, or remodel existing Lowe's stores.

Highlights of last year was travel in the mountains and plains of Wyoming and Montana. We had never been to the northwest and truly enjoyed our time there.

We're now spending time in the northeast and leave tomorrow to head back to Jersey.

We'll keep you posted.


Central Park

This is from our second trip into the city. I can tell this blog is
going to have a lot of pics.

Happy New Year

This is the first post for our new blog and first post of the new year. We have a wordpress blog but I haven't learned how to post to it from my iPhone.

We're gearing up to head back to New Jersey for our next job there.

We'll keep you posted.

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