Flying, Travel

The History of Luggage

My dream trip still involves us going to the airport with nothing but the clothes on our backs, our passports, and an American Express card, pointing to the departure board and saying, “let’s go THERE!” We’ll get what we need at the other end.

California, Musings, Road Trip

In Praise of the Hotel California

On a dark desert highway … Our ears were buzzing; our backs tightening. Road tripping in a two-seat roadster has its merits, but bombing down the interstate at 75 mph is not one of them. With the clock approaching 7 p.m., three-plus hours of driving still ahead of us, and a desert thunderstorm threatening, we… Continue reading In Praise of the Hotel California

California, Musings, Travel

I Love L.A.

Recently, our granddaughter proclaimed she wanted us to take her to Los Angeles next year for her 10th Birthday “Trip With the Grands” (her older brother opted for some Arizona desert adventures). Whether she’ll still want to do that a year from now remains to be seen, but it was a reminder that, despite my trash talk, L.A. is in my blood.

Flying, Road Trip, Travel

The Sky and Stars Beckon

A moment in history sparks a lifelong passion ... what will come next?

Distractions, Food, Wine/Cocktails

Let’s Do Brunch … Virtually

With the COVID-19 pandemic taking away our ability to be among friends, a virtual wine tasting becomes a suitable brunch replacement.

Musings, Road Trip, Travel

Ya Gotta Love Texas

Wherein our intrepid correspondent pontificates on the good, the bad and the ugly things about Texas

Distractions, Diversion, Road Trip

The Great Outdoors as Therapy for Troubled Times

There is always something we can do to improve our own health and well-being ... get outside.

Diversion, Walks

‘Tis the Season

I awoke Sunday morning to crisp, cool temperatures; the colors of the landscape full of burnt umber and orange, beckoning Judy and me out for a Fall morning walk.  ‘Tis the season. As we tied our walking shoes and pulled-on some warmth, we also grabbed water and sunscreen, for this Autumn walk would not be… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season

Diversion, Route 66, Walks

Take a Walk!

A walk near the hotel yields a treasure trove of fun information.

A roadrunner sits among various trees and plants in an Arizona neighborhood landscape.
Musings

The “Sounds” of Silence

An early morning walk yields a symphony of experiences.