The Middle of Nowhere Diner, Exeter, RI

If you are a fan of diner food, a great spot is the Middle of Nowhere Diner on RI-3, just off of I-95 in Exeter, RI. Squeaky-clean, staffed by a happy, enthusiastic staff, you can expect home-cooked dishes at very reasonable prices. And for kickers? The Next to Nowhere Creamery hard by. Winners, both.


Dine and view the Connecticut River from The Back Porch

Back Porch view

The Back Porch – a great waterfront restaurant directly on the west bank of the Connecticut River just before you reach the bridge on I-95. Within a mile from the highway, and with equally good view and food, it’s well worth a detour. Casual dress, moderately expensive, altogether a memorable spot.


In search of wooden boats and boat shows

The Wooden Boat Show’s 20th Anniversary – Lovers of these boats don’t give a fig for bigger engines, mirrored salons, or bars on the flybridge. Give them beautiful lines, glistening brass and brightwork; all fashioned by the tender hands of artists.


En plein air – painters in paradise

Mystic Seaport’s Marine Gallery sponsored a plein air workshop for accomplished marine artists who have been invited to set up their easels on the grounds of the museum. This was followed by a display of the works and a gala reception for artists, members of the Museum and guests.


Quahog clams claim to make the best chowder

Fresh quahog clams

When buying seafood, there is no substitute for fresh. Grossman’s Market in Groton and Noank, Connecticut has the freshest clams, lobsters, crabs and scallops around. They also carry a varied supply of cod, flounder, haddock, sword and other fish – all fresh from the sea. Chowders, bisques and seafood wraps – all are ready to go or eat there.


Southeastern Connecticut Shore – for the whole family’s vacation

Zbeirski house on Eastern Point Beach, Groton, CT

A great vacation spot for the whole family, especially when some members have mobility problems or other special needs. The towns along the Long Island shore in southeastern Connecticut offer activities for all including boating and beaches, parks and theaters, all sorts of restaurants, world-class casinos, and some of the best lobsters and ice cream in the world.