Food, Road Trip

You Gotta Eat, Right?

Food … it’s what sustains us. When you Google food quotes, you’ll find a seemingly never-ending list. Of course there are tons of food quotes! We need it to live. It’s a part of everyone’s life and everyone’s culture. It can be delicious, awful, adventurous, familiar … but no matter what else it is, it is essential.

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?

Road Trip

Sometimes You Should Look Back

I thought about starting this blog with one of the many quotes about why you should look ahead and not back. Then I realized everybody has probably seen at least one of those quotes and this blog isn’t about that. In fact, this blog is completely OPPOSITE that sentiment.  You know by now that I’m… Continue reading Sometimes You Should Look Back

Bucket List, Musings, Travel

Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Inspiration can come from the most unusual places. Where do you find yours?

Travel

“S” is for Sabbatical

The World A to Z … it’s not only the name of this blog, it’s my plan to see the world. I started in 2002 with an uncomplicated plan. I’m up to “S” this year and anyone who travels AT ALL knows that following rule "a" is pretty much out of the question. Sure, there… Continue reading “S” is for Sabbatical

Distractions, Diversion

Outdoor Concert + Quarantine = Date Night

Music, like food, can transport you to another place. That's what happened recently when we discovered a firefighter and his love for the bagpipes.

Flying, Road Trip, Travel

The Sky and Stars Beckon

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

Distractions, Diversion, Travel

A Trip Into The Rearview Mirror

You may not be able to hit the road for an adventure, but there are other ways to escape from today.

Distractions, Diversion, Food, Wine/Cocktails

When You Can’t Travel, Bring the Flavors of a Place to Your Kitchen

I discovered a dish several years ago when I picked up a special edition of Epicurious magazine. It was called “Epicurious Italy.” The title alone sold that magazine/cookbook to me. I’ve always LOVED Italian food. In fact, I pretty much love all things Italian.  Epicurious Italy Unable to travel during the corona pandemic, I decided,… Continue reading When You Can’t Travel, Bring the Flavors of a Place to Your Kitchen

Distractions, Diversion, Flying

America Strong!

For those of you who love a good window-rattling, heart-stopping jet flyover, you’re surely missing your favorite summer air show. The US Air Force Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels, our nation’s premiere military aerial demonstration teams have both cancelled the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Don’t go to their websites… Continue reading America Strong!