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.

Distractions, Diversion, Road Trip, Travel

London Bridge is NOT Falling Down

London Bridge is strong and beautiful and well-traveled in the warm Arizona sunshine. Yep … Arizona!

California, Distractions, Road Trip

The Topanga Vintage Market

Vintage markets are always fun, like this one in Southern California.

Distractions, Musings

Relaxing Isn’t Just For Vacation

Sitting in a spa chair with warm water swirling around my tired feet, it occurred to me I don’t relax enough. My mind, like the water, was swirling around the word, “ahhhh.”  This luxurious last-minute diversion in our day, part of a quick three-day break from the daily grind, got me thinking about vacations. After… Continue reading Relaxing Isn’t Just For Vacation

Distractions, Diversion, Musings, Travel

Meandering … and Impatience

I have come to appreciate meandering. For most of my life, nearly everything I did was rush, rush, rush. About the same time Greg and I got together, I learned how to slow down.

Distractions, Flying, Musings, Trains, Travel

Travel … or Escape?

I am a writer and travel is my muse. Almost every time I board a plane or a train or even get into a car for a road trip my mind begins to work up some sort of story or thought. I have napkins full of scribbled thoughts. I have filled the margins of the… Continue reading Travel … or Escape?

Arizona, Distractions, Diversion

Same Road, Different Season

A recent drive across a short stretch of desert in Arizona has me wondering about a classic desert plant, the Saguaro cactus. These tall, prickly plants with their outstretched arms and stand-up-straight trunks, almost human-like, dot the landscape like guardians of the sand. This particular stretch of road west of Phoenix, will soon be a… Continue reading Same Road, Different Season

Bucket List, Distractions, Diversion, Flying, Road Trip, Travel

From Exes to Ohs

Greg and I make no secret of the fact that we are each other’s third wife/husband. One of the things we say is that it took three tries to get it right. It’s only half in jest. We both recognize that with age comes a self-awareness and comfort that makes it easier to know what… Continue reading From Exes to Ohs

Bucket List, Distractions, Diversion, Travel

Excitement and Travel Go Hand-In-Hand

It doesn’t matter where I’m going, I get excited about travel, I mean REALLY excited. I let excitement take over like a kid on Christmas Eve. I giggle. I jump up and down. I can’t sleep. For some trips, the excitement is worse than others. I barely get any sleep at all before bucket list… Continue reading Excitement and Travel Go Hand-In-Hand

Distractions, Flying, Travel

Flying is His Happy Place

I wake from a quick nap at 37,000 feet and look over at Greg. He’s in his happy place -- the window seat this time. We take turns because we both love looking out the window as we fly.  He doesn’t see me looking at him. He is turned away; his face is pressed against the… Continue reading Flying is His Happy Place