Musings

Stop Blaming COVID-19

Caution: Rant ahead!

Musings, Travel, Walks

Walking the Neighborhood: A Study in Contrasts

For me, walking always gives me a different perspective on a new place that can only be achieved at ground level, outside, and at a slow speed.

Family, Road Trip, Travel

Some Things Never Change

This time, Judy and I are with our ten-year-old granddaughter on a much shorter but still memorable visit to iconic western National Parks. It brings back a flood of memories highlighting all that’s changed … and stayed the same!

A to Z, The US Version, Family, Road Trip, Travel

“B” Is For Bryce Canyon

We headed north and west on Route 89 through the northern Arizona plateau, gazing at the constantly changing landscape as we rolled into Utah.

Arizona, Travel

Arizona is Burning

With few exceptions, the fire danger is so high, it poses a risk to public health and safety. 

Diversion, Musings, Travel

Look Down

I find myself sneaking peeks at the street a little more often now. There are stories to be found in the images forged into these maintenance access doorways. 

California, Musings, Travel, water

Recapture Your Youth

He relaxed and slipped into a state of joy that can only be achieved when you are comfortable with what you’re doing and loving the sensation of recapturing a youthful joy. 

Food, Musings, Travel, Wine/Cocktails

Ask A Local!

No matter how many websites you peruse or how knowledgeable your travel provider is, finding that place only the locals know happens only when you ask a local.

Musings, Travel, Walks, water

Boardwalks, Promenades and Piers

Dry off your feet and wander a bit among the crowds for some local flavor.

California, History, Musings, Trains, Travel

The Charm of Trains

Wander through the doorway marked “Novelties” and you are greeted by sparking, tiled logos glistening along the walls, reminding visitors of the heyday of train travel.