Musings, Road Trip, Travel

Road(ster) Trippin’

We found a small cooler that fits in the trunk, even with the bags. In it, we can put a few water bottles, some snacks…even a bottle of wine (or two)!

Musings, Road Trip, Travel

Music Drives Me

...when The Go-Go’s Vacation came on, it sparked my thinking about favorite songs that put me in the traveling mood.

Food, Musings, Travel, Wine/Cocktails

A Simple Meal

Judy and I marveled at how we continually bring our travels to our table, re-living the tastes and memories of places we’ve been both near and far.

A to Z, The US Version, Flying, Travel

A is for Aviation

As a lifelong aviation nut, I became a private pilot in 1992. Since then, I’ve witnessed the shift to glass cockpits, GPS, and electronic flight bags, but missed the “glory days’ of personal air transportation in the 70s and early 80s. It’s much safer now, but incredibly expensive.

Musings, Travel

The Case for Loyalty

Our meetings the next day ran much longer than planned, so when we realized we needed to stay another night, we re-booked our flights home (another positive story) and re-booked another night’s stay.

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.