Category Trips

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part Three

June 3 – 14, 2021 With another full day ahead of us, we lit out from the condo around 8am to stop for donuts and coffee at a Dunkin’ on Sugar Creek before arriving at George’s place at 9am.  We’d spend the next hour with him, remembering times past, catching up on the present, the […]

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part Two

June 3 – 14, 2021 Heading out of the airport was like returning home; hard to believe that just 11 years in a place can make it seem like somewhere you spent most of your life.  This trip for us would be different than the many we usually we take, in that we’d be doing […]

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part One

June 3 – 14, 2021 Ten days after our return from Henderson we climbed aboard an American Airlines flight to Charlotte for another 11-day trip.  Our first time on a plane since March of 2020 (when we cut a trip short to return home due to the pandemic), we were curious to see how Covid […]

Fall Western States, Part Five

November 2 – 13, 20 After the Museum we dropped off Dillon at his and McKenzie’s apartment, a nice two bedroom in a cool area of downtown and returned to the Airbnb to rest up before heading out again to meet them at our choice for dinner that night, Brewery Emperial.  Seated outside underneath a […]

Fall Western States, Part Four

November 2 – 13, 20 With a seven hour drive ahead of us, not terribly long but would take most of the day, we left around 9am for Liberal, Kansas.  For most of the drive, our route would traverse a path we’ve covered a number of times in the past while visiting Beverly and Dillon […]

Fall Western States, Part Three

November 2 – 13, 20 Lunch ended with a minor mishap, which was that a glob of secret sauce and fish oil leaked from the sandwich, strategically missing the towel I had spread in my lap (we put together a kit for the car with two sets of silverware, lap towels and wash clothes to […]

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 […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Eight

September 9 – 20, 2020 Done with our doctor’s appointments late in the day on Thursday, we lit out for Solana Beach knowing we’d likely miss the dinner hour, so down around San Clemente we pulled off the freeway to eat at a Chik-Fil-A.  This is one of those conflicted calls to make as we […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Seven

September 9 – 20, 2020 With temperatures forecast for the day to push past the 100-degree mark, we met early at one of the trailheads for the River Mountains Loop Trail.  And as it turned out, it wasn’t nearly early enough.  We set out to do the 34.4-mile loop in the counter-clockwise direction, our choice […]