June 9-24 With some driving and sightseeing ahead of us we didn’t dawdle at the Inn, making way a little after 10am heading due east for Columbus. We drove straight to the campus of Ohio State University, planning to park and take a quick tour of the new Student Union but were thwarted in our […]

June 9-24 With a full day of reliving family memories and Uncle Dale’s 75th High School Reunion on tap, we ate the Continental breakfast (the one bright spot) at Urbana Inn and took off west towards St. Paris, former home to Grandma Cuba, mother to Uncle Dale and my Mom. At the outskirts of town […]

  June 9-24 We passed the time at home for the next few weeks engaging in our normal range of activities; seeing friends, long rides on the road bikes, hiking as we train for the Camino de Santiago (Spoiler Alert) this fall, and part time project work at UNC Charlotte (implementing a bike share program, […]

May 7-15 With the nuptials to attend later in the day, we figured we’d do some sightseeing in the morning followed up by a hike, then return to the house to relax and clean up before heading to the wedding. Our first stop on the way to Fort Morgan, our focus for the morning, was […]

May 7-15 We arrived in Orange Beach late in the afternoon, after an easy ride down the interstate, turning convoluted when our Garmin sent us on city streets through Mobile for no apparent reason, somewhat paralleling the I-10 which we would pick up once we passed through downtown and emerged from one of the two […]

May 7-15 Back on Beale Street, we stopped midway down the block (almost all the action occurs in just one block) at King’s Bar, a place we’d seen in one of our prior visits, that has a patio between two buildings that features a stage. The purchase of a Hurricane, and later a big ass […]

May 7-15 For our second day in Memphis we were committed to getting in a good bike ride, one with moderate distance on a safe route, giving us another type of look at the city. With a little bit of research on the web we found a greenway, the Shelby Farms Greenline that we could […]