October 18 – 27 We left Tombstone on a clear morning with blue skies that would follow us all day.  We decided not to stop in the downtown area (if you could call it that) to see the tourist street, multiple blocks of recreated late 1870’s cowboy town playing off the famous shoot out at […]

April 27 – May 9 We left Tuscumbia with a moderate seven-hour day ahead of us that would get us more than halfway to Galveston and our date with orthopedic destiny.  Our stop that night would be at the SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western in Hammond, Louisiana, the chain’s budget level offering in their […]

April 27 – May 9 As planned, we spent the morning taking care of errands leaving the afternoon free to do the one thing we’d come here for, that is to tour one of the famous sound studios in the area.  There are three available, but the two worth visiting are: FAME Studios and Muscle […]

April 27 – May 9 On the way to the entrance to the Trace we stopped, as mentioned in the prior post, for a couple of really, really good donuts at The Donut Shop Café, a combo donut shop and small café serving breakfast items.  We polished off two of those bad boys plus kept […]

April 27 – May 9 For our one full day in Jackson, we’d originally planned to tour the state capital building but soon discovered that it being Saturday, that option was out as the facility was closed.  Instead, we started with, and spent a full morning at, the Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum, a 39-acre […]

April 29 – May 9 Today we’d be heading up to Jackson, Mississippi for a couple of nights and I would ride a section of the Natchez Trace on my bike while Joanna followed in the car.  The Trace is a historic forest trail which extends roughly 440 miles from Nashville, Tennessee, to Natchez, Mississippi, […]

April 27 – 28 The next morning, we set out to fill the day up with sights in Natchez and our first stop was just up the street at Stanton Hall.  Also known as Belfast, it was built in the 1850s and is known as one of the most opulent antebellum mansions to survive in […]

April 27 – 28 We closed out our stay at the Best Western in Galveston and drove the short distance to the ferry landing for our ride across the channel to the eastern mainland for the seven-hour drive to Natchez.  It was nice to be back behind the wheel after our lengthy stay, and although […]

April 20-26 Joanna was feeling spry the morning after our day out and decided to walk over to another nearby bakery, Sunflower (we’d eat breakfast there later in the trip), returning with a something good to eat, although in retrospect not quite as tasty as what we’d consumed from PattyCakes.  Our goal for the day, […]

April 20-26 Now knowing we would be staying in Galveston through the following Tuesday, we spent most of the next day, Friday, running some errands around town to pick up food to cook and some accessories to assist Joanna with that big cast she had on her right arm.  While out driving around later in […]

April 20-26 We had a relatively easy four-hour drive to Galveston from San Antonio, arriving at our Airbnb at the check-in time of 3pm.  Located on a quiet street, the Del Boca Vista property is a Texas Historical House, the George and Elizabeth Fox House built in 1875.  Our lodging would be a two-bedroom apartment […]