Author Archives: Steve Hanley

About Steve Hanley

Totally enamored with my family, my grandkids, and seeing the world.

We’re Back! Tales Of Our Italian Adventure — Lake Como


Three weeks in Italy. We must have seen it all, right? Not even close. In fact, we didn’t see a tenth of what Italy has to offer. This amazing country — so modern in some respects — still retains much … Continue reading

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Our Grand Tour Is About To Begin!


For the past twenty years, our travel plans have been constrained by the public school calendar. Next week, as students all across America go back to class, we will decamp for the sunny climes of northern Italy. First, we will … Continue reading

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Eddie Cooney Comes For A Visit


A decade ago, Carolyn and I ran a bed and breakfast at our home here on the lake in Chepachet. One day, the Cooneys of Liverpool, England came to stay for several days. There are some people you take an … Continue reading

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Our Vows For Two Voices Celebration


  We got married on May 5, 1996. That date was chosen because we thought it would make it really, really hard for me to forget our anniversary. You know how men are. If I could just remember the month, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Home Exchange In Syracuse, New York


Friday of Memorial Day weekend found us beginning our home exchange season in Fayetteville, New York. It is about 6 miles from Syracuse in what is popularly known as the Finger Lakes region. Here, the mighty glaciers carved long trenches … Continue reading

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An Evening With Beausoleil


When it comes to toe tapping, feel good music, it’s hard to beat the Cajun melodies played by Michael Doucet and Beausoleil. On Friday night, Carolyn and I went to see the band from the bayou at TCAN, the Center for … Continue reading

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Our Roamin’ Holiday Is Getting Closer


Carolyn retires at the end of June. For 20 years, all our vacations have been planned around her school schedule. Now for the first time in a long time, we get to go where we want, when we want. We … Continue reading

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