“Hey Dad!”

What do you do for Father’s Day? Expectations for the day may be wrapped up in expectations of the parent—both fulfilled and unfulfilled. Was that man the father you wanted him to be? Last weekend one of our adult children asked if they and their children could come over this Sunday. I think it’s a … More “Hey Dad!”

April Fool’s

Did you know that Norman Rockwell illustrated magazine covers specifically for April Fool’s Day? He has always been one of my favorite artists. I studied his paintings as a child because I loved the stories they told or caused me to imagine they told. But I’ll admit some of these April Fool’s Day covers have … More April Fool’s

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