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East Coast Fall 2021 – Erie, Pa, Part Two

October 9 -11 We pulled up in front of Erie Ale Works, parked and walked inside, noting a few people leaning against a low-slung wall enjoying their beers.  Inside the tap room is small, with the brewing tanks taking up half of the space and separated from the bar area by a chain link fence.  […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Erie, Pa, Part One

October 9 -11 With another longish day on the road ahead of us our primary concern was that we would hit a lot of Covered Bridge festival traffic around the town of Mansfield as we drove down to the interstate on highway 59 but given the early hour, we faced only a small amount of […]

Fall Western States, Part Two

November 2 – 13, 2020 Our plan for the day was to head out to White Sands National Park and then see where the day would take us.  We loitered around the cabin a bit after two straight days of driving, a comfortable proposition as it was warm enough and between a chair and desk […]

Fall Western States, Part One

October 19 – 21, 2020, November 2 – 13, 2020 We returned home from Buellton on Sunday and the very next day drove to Henderson to spend three nights at Kim and Marty’s place along with Jessica, Kris and little Gemma.  With one exception, we’d stay close to the house spending quality time together as […]

Southern Arizona Sunsets Bike Tour, Part One

October 18 – 27 We spent the next few days at home preparing for what would now be an extended period of time away, traveling for a little over a month to North Carolina, Egypt, and then Mexico.  But first we’d take off for over a week and  meet up with Adventure Cycling to participate […]

Florida in February – Fort Meyers, Part Three

February 6 – 20 We walked over to the Museum of Art, entered and waited a few minutes for our guided tour to start.  Now designated as the official state art museum for Florida, it offers twenty-one galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities and Asian, American, and contemporary art. Designed by the […]

Florida in February – Fort Meyers, Part One

February 6 – 20 We’d be camping the next three nights at Pine Island outside of Fort Meyers, a drive of less than three hours and so, with some time to kill we decided to check out Ybor City, a historic neighborhood located just northeast of downtown Tampa.  Founded in the 1880s by Vicente Martinez-Ybor […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – San Juan Island, Part Three

July 17 – 20 Leaving English Camp, we continued south onto West Side Road, stopping briefly at one of a number of Alpaca Farms, the animals having been recently shaved to harvest their wool and keep them cool in the summer heat. Not long after that we arrived at Lime Kiln Point State Park, a […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Santa Fe, Part Three

May 29 – June 1 Our plan for the day was to drive to Los Alamos to tour the Bradbury Science Museum, part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park which is comprised of various spots in the city.  We figured we’d spend the day there and then return to town for dinner, first stopping […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Santa Fe, Part Two

May 29 – June 1 After breakfast in camp we drove back into Santa Fe, this time parking in one of the multi-story public garages for a fairly reasonable $11 for the whole day.  With a few minutes to kill before the start of the tour and is our habit, we sought out coffee and […]