Category Cultural Attractions (Museums, Historical Sites, Etc.)

KC Wedding – Adventure Cycling Texas Hill Country, Part One

April 5 – 14 And so, spring rolled around, and we began nearly three months of travel, two in the States and one in Europe.  First up would be the road trip, which we will break down into segments that will culminate with our nephew Dillon’s wedding on May 14th in Kansas City.  The first […]

A Visit with the Griz

February 7-10 Last fall we planned to take a three-week trip to South America, visiting Santiago and Patagonia in Chile and then joining a guided tour with Intrepid Travel in Lima, Peru that would take us to the Amazon and Machu Pichu.  But logistical complications arising from the Delta variant caused us to reconsider the […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Portales to Flagstaff

November 18-21 With a long day of driving ahead of us, likely close to ten hours, we made sure to get an early start from Portales.  The donuts we’d purchased and hastily consumed combined with some high-test coffee fueled the first part of the drive and before we knew it we passed some signs indicating […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Portales, New Mexico

November 16-17 We filled up on breakfast at the Holiday Inn and after loading up the car, made our way to the Grace Museum on the outskirts of downtown.  Located at the corner of Cypress and North First Streets, it was built in 1909 by Col. W. L. Beckham of Greenville, Texas.  Constructed in the […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Abilene, Texas

November 14-15 I hit the road for San Antonio around 10am and made good time including a brief stop at a McDonald’s for their decent coffee and a very good cinnamon roll.  Soon enough I found myself at the airport where after a short wait at the cellphone lot, I picked up Joanna and we […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Durham, NC, Part Two

October 24-28 As mentioned in the prior post, later that day we ventured downtown to eat and drink at the Durham Food Hall, which opened in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic and yet survives to this day.  We grabbed a couple of seats at the large bar and after ordering a round of […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – New Jersey and Maryland, Part One

October 21-23 What we thought would be an uneventful seven-hour drive turned into something entirely different in New Haven, CT just before Noon.  Joanna had taken the first shift so that we could switch drivers around that time in order for her to take video call from a senior living facility as she and her […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Portsmouth, NH

October 19 -20 With just a five-hour drive to Portsmouth, we knew we could dawdle a bit and yet still have time there to do a bit of sightseeing, leaving our visit to Margaret’s until the day after our arrival.  We checked into the Best Western Plus The Inn at Hampton, a few miles south […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Cooperstown, NY, Part Two

October 16 -18 Hungry but not starving after our visit to the Hall of Fame, we walked two blocks to a very busy Doubleday Café.  It was the lunchtime rush and we were fortunate to get a table for two near the entrance and as crowded as the place was, were promptly served by a […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Cooperstown, NY, Part One

October 16 -18 Rain followed us all the way to Cooperstown and it being a short drive, we had plenty of time left before we could check into the Best Western Cooperstown Inn and Suites.  With it still raining we sought out an indoor pursuit by driving about ten miles out of town to visit […]