Thanksgiving 2018

The turkeys in the above photo were photographed in the wilds of the Texas hill country. The morning fog almost hid them from our view. How are you spending your Thanksgiving? Family is so very important to many of us that we clog our nations airports, bus terminals, railroad stations, and highways to be with … More Thanksgiving 2018

VOTE!

Something far more important than travel information occurs throughout the United States today. Today we have the opportunity—more than that—we have the duty to exercise our right to vote. “Taxation without representation,” one of the injustices that led to our Revolutionary War. Those soldiers fought and died to bring about our country’s independence. Their sacrifices … More VOTE!

Technical Difficulties

Hello Faithful Readers, Due to technical difficulties, posting has been delayed yet again. My photo albums have disappeared. I am working to retrieve them. A blog with a focus on travel is not particularly enjoyable without the photos. Thank you for your kind understanding and support while I work to resolve the situation. Until then … More Technical Difficulties

The Thanksgiving Table

Recently some of my friends shared memories of family Thanksgivings from long ago. Weeks were spent preparing the formal table in the special dining room for all the guests: the silver was polished, the finest crystal buffed until it sparkled and the freshly washed china gleamed. Once everything looked perfect a sheet was draped over … More The Thanksgiving Table

Time to Play

Did you know July is our nation’s official Park and Recreation Month? This year’s theme is: Get Your Play On Many communities are hosting events all month long. Some have planned activities once per week; others have scheduled events several times per week. This is a great way to add a little mini-vacation into your … More Time to Play

Huckleberry Days

Do you want to make memories that will last a lifetime? If so, then start a tradition of Huckleberry Days with your kids or grandkids this summer. Huckleberry Days are named for the famed character from Mark Twain’s book: Huckleberry Finn. I learned the basic idea for this over twenty years ago. The company that … More Huckleberry Days

Are You Ready?

Are you ready? For summer, that is. I know it doesn’t officially start until June 21, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Last year I offered a few blog posts and tips for those of us who planned to stay near home for our summer vacations or Stay-Cations or Staycations (the spelling of this … More Are You Ready?