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Casa Loma, Toronto

Casa Loma, Toronto

Casa Loma is one of Toronto’s premier tourist destinations. The site is run by an entertainment conglomerate which must generate considerable tax revenue for the city if the crowds on the day of our visit were anything to go by. Stained glass roof, Conservatory...
The Road to Toronto

The Road to Toronto

After three days of cooking for family and friends over Christmas, J and I drove to Toronto. Many parts of the United States are quite beautiful but our 480 mile route from Washington DC was not one of them. To be fair, we couldn’t see much a lot of the way...
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Why a child in rural Perthshire should know the song “John Brown’s body lies a mouldering in the grave” is a mystery, but this civil war song was quite known to me, although at the time I had no idea who John Brown was. I thought of this when I went to Harpers Ferry...
Lincoln’s Cottage

Lincoln’s Cottage

In the spirit of continuing to discover Washington, we visited Lincoln’s Cottage which is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in the Upper North-west quadrant of the city. Lincoln was not the only president to stay here in the summer months, but...