Category Trips

Europe 2022 – Amsterdam, Part Three

June 2 – 5 After our day out we returned to the houseboat to relax some, including a short nap for each of us, and soon enough it was time to head out in search of dinner.  We walked back to Koningststraat thinking we might consider eating again at Eetcafe Vab Beeren since our first […]

Europe 2022 – Amsterdam, Part Two

June 2 – 5 I’ve been to Amsterdam six times and Joanna has made four visits including the ten nights we spent there in 2014, so, we didn’t feel compelled to hit every tourist site in town, indeed we had to do some searching to find one that we hadn’t been to.  And that turned […]

Europe 2022 – Amsterdam, Part One

June 2 – 5 We booked our flights on Delta and for a couple of hundred bucks apiece upgraded to Comfort Plus for all four flights (LA to Seattle, Seattle to Amsterdam, Munich to Detroit, and Detroit to LA), the extra legroom and free drinks well worth the added expense.  We had a nice layover […]

Europe 2022 – Pre-Flight

May 24 – June 2 We’d been planning for about six months a return to Europe to celebrate our 40th anniversary this year.  The impetus for this is that we originally planned on getting married there in 1982 (we did visit but ended up returning to the US to get hitched) and since have celebrated […]

KC Wedding – The Road Home

May 17 – 23 The car repaired and a good night’s sleep behind us, we set out on the first of what would be three long days of driving, much of it along a route we’d not traveled before.  That first day would take over nine hours and land us in Cheyenne, Wyoming where would […]

KC Wedding – The Wedding, Part Two

May 11 – 16 And so, the big day arrived and with it the anticipation that always accompanies an event of this scope and magnitude.  In the long run, all that really matters is that the loving couple get married that day, but with so much thought and planning invested one hopes no mishaps get […]

KC Wedding – The Wedding, Part One

May 11 – 16 As anticipated, the drive to Kansas City was an easy one and we arrived at McKenzie and Dillon’s (M&D) place by mid-afternoon Tuesday.  It would be a busy week as the days would be filled with preparation for the wedding taking place on Saturday, which I would have the honor of […]

KC Wedding – Natchez Trace, Part Six

April 29 – May 4 We left downtown with no other touristy motive than to drive around a bit and as we ascended the onramp to the freeway noticed a bridge in the near distance that caught our attention.  We steered the car in that direction and after some circling, found a parking lot that […]

KC Wedding – Natchez Trace, Part Five

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 […]

KC Wedding – Natchez Trace, Part Four

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 […]