Road Trip

What Was That?

On a last-minute trip to the San Fernando Valley over the weekend, we decided to take the “long way” home.  From Santa Clarita we headed out the 14 Freeway to Pearblossom Highway and up curvy mountain roads to Crestview. We meandered through Big Bear with a stop for lunch and down the mountain, navigating hairpin… Continue reading What Was That?

Musings, Road Trip, Travel

Ya Gotta Love Texas

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

The World A to Z

N is for Nürnberg

Christmas in Germany is magical, at least for me. The Germans are the best at Christmas markets and somehow walking around a market square sipping gluhwein and shopping for seasonal specialties feels very Christmas-y. That’s why we decided to head to Nürnberg for the “N” trip. The Christmas market there is known around the world… Continue reading N is for Nürnberg

Diversion

The Big Booty

We recently had a need to go to the University of Alabama campus for an event. When we started planning, we remembered I have friends near there (alumni, of course), who have been asking us to come and visit for years. Perfect! A diversion to visit friends and let them show off their little piece… Continue reading The Big Booty

Diversion

Solomons Island

A beautiful, sun-filled day near the Chesapeake Bay calls you to the water. That’s how we ended up on Solomons Island, Maryland on a Saturday in May instead of touring embassies in downtown Washington, DC or even at the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, Delaware, both considered top options until the sun and wind… Continue reading Solomons Island

Diversion

Nostalgia

Anyone who thinks billboards don’t work must not travel the roads we do. Whether it’s across the country or north to south, we, like most people, tend to hop on the Interstates when we want to get somewhere quickly. Unlike most, however, we get off regularly onto local roads. What determines when and where we… Continue reading Nostalgia

Diversion

Scenic Overlook: Worth the Stop

One of the things we have discovered (as you have read in previous posts), is staying off the beaten track and taking the road less traveled leads to unexpected delights. We recently hopped in the car and headed for a visit with family in the tiny town of Hillsville, Virginia. While much of the trip… Continue reading Scenic Overlook: Worth the Stop

Diversion

“M” is for Matrimony and Motels, Part 2

We left Key West Monday morning around 10, with the car still somewhat loaded to the gills, just an inkling of a "plan" to avoid the Interstates wherever possible and find a cheesy motel to stay the night. Judy and I were still giddy about the wedding and all that had transpired over the last… Continue reading “M” is for Matrimony and Motels, Part 2