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!

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

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.

Diversion, Route 66, Walks

Take a Walk!

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

Diversion, Musings

Time Travel

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the concept of time travel and love movies like “Back to the Future” and “The Final Countdown” that explore what would happen if someone were to go back in time and mess with the potential future. But that’s not what this blog is all… Continue reading Time Travel

Diversion, Food, Road Trip, Travel

Analog Traveling in a Digital World

Sometimes, the best travel involves leaving the smartphone behind and trusting your instincts.

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

Diversion, Musings, Road Trip, Route 66, Trains

The Lonesome Road*

It is a lonesome road, but in its starkness, there is beauty and serenity that can only be found when you avoid the beaten path.

Diversion, Trains

There’s Something About a Train

There's something about a train ... I started a new routine this morning that involves commuting from a town 50 miles from my office in the Washington, DC metro area. On the well-appointed Virginia Railway Express train, I felt a bit like Don Draper or any other of the executives who made their way from… Continue reading There’s Something About a Train

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