Newport Rhode Island “Cliff Walks”

Now and then I love to share some of my visits to wonderful places around Rhode Island with you. This time it’s Newport Rhode Island. I sure you have heard of this place somewhere along the way. If not, Newport is known for its mansions, The Cliff Walk, The America’s Cup, beaches, restaurants especially seafood, bars, museums, tennis hall of fame, golf courses, shops, and of course the Kennedy Family.

So with the history behind us, here is my story: On the very last day of April, my new son Liam, my wife, and I decided to spend the day here. The weather was outstanding and we enjoyed looking at all the amazing coastline that Newport has to offer. We then decided to drive past all the amazing mansions and dream what it would be like to live in one. Once we finished, we decided to walk the famous “Cliff Walks,” which consists of several miles of a walking path that is directly behind the wonder mansions. This path is amazing because it run parallel with Newport’s spectacular coast line. As we walked my mind began to wondered if President Kennedy may have graced this path with his family as well? One can only imagine. Anyway, I have provided you with some photos for you viewing pleasure. There not that good because I forgot my camera and had to use my Iphone (LOL) but it did the job so enjoy.

Until Next Time

Stew

REMEMBERING JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY THE 35TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

On November 22, 1963, while visiting the city of Dallas, at approximately 12:30 PM, America lost its beloved President. I often wonder how things would have been today if this tragic event never took place. Please take time out of your day to remember this fallen President who truly believed in this country and wanted to change it for the better. May you rest in peace President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, may you rest in peace.

 

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”
~ John F. Kennedy

Until Next Time

Stew

We Are Losing Our Honey Bees. Does Anyone Care?

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A couple of weeks ago, I was flipping through the channels trying to find something to watch. Now during this time, I stopped at PBS HD and found an interesting documentary on honey bees. What I learned from this program was shocking and disturbing. It seems as though the honey bees around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate. Now the average person probably is like “so.” My answer to your “so” is “Do you know what honey bees are responsible for on this great planet we call earth?” Honey bees are responsible for pollination, which equals food and other products that we are dependant for to live. No honey bees means the end for us as well. Now for my loyal readers, it also means the end of cigars as well. You see everything needs pollination to grow and with that it needs the honey bees.

So with that said, I thought that I would share this documentary with you. Please take the time to watch it because it is vital to this nation and the world that we solve this dilemma and fast. Remember we get their services for nothing “$0” overhead. Don’t you think we owe it to them to figure out how to save them. I think so!

Want to see more, search your cable TV guide and look for when PBS will air it again. Get involved and ask your local Representatives, Congressman, and Senator what they are doing to fight this tragic outcome.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW

Good Bye Senator Kennedy

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On Saturday, we as a nation said goodbye to Senator Ted Kennedy and the legacy of the Kennedy brothers. Senator Kennedy served in the United States Senate for over 17000 days. Senator Kennedy ran for President in 1980 but was defeated by the incumbent President Jimmy Carter. Senator Kennedy was a true liberal and made that perfectly clear through his 46 year career as US Senator.

Senator Kennedy was well known for an automobile accident which occurred in 1969 on Chappaquiddick Island. During that accident, Senator Kennedy was able to free himself but left a women by the name of Mary Jo Kopechne in the sinking vehicle and never reported it to anyone until the next day when she was found dead. This would haunt Senator Kennedy till the day he died and ultimately cost him any chance of being the President of the United States.

Senator Kennedy loved the sea, sailing, skiing, and cigars even though he said he quit when he supported his fellow colleges in the fight to ban smoking in public places.

Senator Kennedy was the brother of the Joseph Kennedy who was killed during WWII , President John F. Kennedy (assassinated), and late Senator Robert F. Kennedy (assassinated). Senator Kennedy was also the brother to five sisters. Senator Kennedy’s father Joseph Kennedy was US Ambassador to Great Britain and his mother was Rose Kennedy.

Senator Kennedy leaves three children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren behind.

In closing, though I was not a Ted Kennedy supporter, I would like to take this time to send out my condolences to the Kennedy family.

Rest Peacefully Senator Kennedy

Stew

ROCKY PATEL OCEAN

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Hello everyone, its time for another cigar review. This time, I am bringing you the Rocky Patel Ocean Club cigar. I would like to take this time to thank my good friend Mike also known as KnightRid on Twitter because without his generosity, I would have never had this cigar to review. So if you are interested in this cigar, head over to Holt’s  cigars because they are the only ones who sell this creature. Enjoy the video!

* Please take note that the cigar I reviewed is not the “Toro” size as mentioned in the video, it’s the Sixty.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan

BINDER & FILLER: Mexican / Nicaraguan & Dominican

Length/Ring: 6 X 60

Shape: Sixty

Strength: Medium

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW

HC Series Connecticut Shade

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Hello everyone, today I am bringing you the HC Series Connecticut Shade by the great folks at Xikar. To add to this cigar I am also introducing the cigar spike as an extra bonus to review. So sit back and enjoy the show and as always leave your comments (good and bad).

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Connecticut

BINDER & FILLER:  Costa Rica / Nicaraguan / Mexican

Length/Ring: 5 X 50

Shape: Robusto

Strength: Mild to Medium

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW

Tatuaje Cojonu 2006

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Hello everyone, today I bring you another cigar video review with the Tatuaje Cojonu 2006. Looks to be an interesting review and I am glad to be smoking another of Pete Johnson’s cigars. So with that said, enjoy the video. Oh and here is the link I promised you in the video in regards to my political rant.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Nicraguan

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 5 1/2 X 52

Shape: Torpedo

Strength: Full

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW


CAMACHO CONNECTICUT

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Hello everyone, the weekend is here and that means its time for a cigar. This week, I am bring you the Camacho Connecticut robust. After hearing all the buzz on this particular cigar on various cigar blogs, I decided to pick one up to see if lived up to all the hype it was receiving. I am eager to find out if it matches up to the Oliva series “O” or the Connecticut by Rocky Patel. Let’s find out shall we.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Connecticut

BINDER & FILLER: Honduran / Honduran

Length/Ring: 5 X 50

Shape: Robusto

Strength: Medium

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW


Inauguration Day Cigar “Rocky Patel Fusion 2nds

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Hello everyone and “Yes” today we swear in a new President for this great country called the United States of America. I did not vote for President Barack Obama but wish him well in solving America’s problems that he is inheriting. So with that said, I have attached a cigar label with President Barack Obama’s picture welcoming him to the Presidency. Now I had to choose a cigar for this fine day, so I though to myself, which one will it be? Now with the country’s economy in  a recession, I thought why not a cigar that is several dollars cheaper but still gives the cigar smoker a well deserved smoke. So after sifting through my humidor, I came up with the lucky cigar that would have the honor of hosting President Barack Obama’s picture on it. The cigar of choice is the Rocky Patel Fusion 2nds. What is a Rocky Patel Fusion 2nd you ask? Its just that, the Fusion cigar that Rocky dismissed due to a slight imperfection or some other cosmetic problem. So now we have the cigar, lets get to the review shall we!

 

 

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: It’s got 2 wrappers: oily Habano wrapper on the outside, with a Connecticut leaf underneath it. 

BINDER & FILLER: Ecuadorian Connecticut / Nicaraguan, Honduran and Cameroon

Length/Ring: 6.5 X 52

Shape: Torpedo

Strength: Medium

 

My Observations: You know, I didn’t really find anything wrong with this cigar. The roll seemed to be right on the mark, but I did find a couple of discolored markings but believe it could have passed. I guess that’s why I don’t work for Rocky Patel though (lol). Any ways, on my finger touch inspection, I found some small soft spots but as a whole, so far this cigar is well worth the $39.99 price point for fifteen torpedo cigars.

 

Cigar Label: You don’t get a wrapper with this cigar.

 

Snip: The “V” cut.

Pre-Draw: Perfect!

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a sweet flavor right off the bat, which is very pleasing. This flavor is joined with hints of a chocolate nutty type flavor.  The 2nd third continued with the sweet flavor, but was joined with wood and a beautiful spice. The last third consisted of the sweet flavor, some short hints of coffee, chocolate nut, spice, and oak wood. This cigar was almost exactly as I remember it when I reviewed the Rocky Patel Fusion last June 2008. I really enjoyed this cigar and would buy the 2nds again in a minute. Not only does it save you the consumer money but it is just as good as the real thing.

Draw: Perfect!

Burn line: Amazingly, it behaved better than the ones I smoked last June. 

Price? $39.99 a bundle for fifteen cigars.

Drink of choice? Hot coffee

Smoke Time? Approximately two hours.

Liked it? Yes,

Recommend it? Yes,I do.

Hint? Don’t be afraid to pick this one up, its well worth the money.

 

Over All

 

 

Until Next Time

Stew

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