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 […]

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 […]

November 12-13 My drive the next day at just under six hours would go smoother, with just a quick stop for lunch at a McDonalds.  I arrived and Stephanie and Lee’s house mid-afternoon feeling much better than the day before, unloaded the car and then in the wink of an eye, found myself sitting next […]

November 11 It would be a long day in the car as I plied my way east on Interstate 10, figuring I’d have a six-hour drive ahead of me.  Originally, we had planned to spend one more night in Mobile and then move on to Galveston for three nights but that went by the wayside […]

November 9-10 A good day’s drive of seven hours took us along familiar territory, west on I-10 across the Florida panhandle to land in Daphne, Alabama, sitting across Mobile Bay from Mobile itself.  Originally we had planned to camp closer to town for three nights at Meaher State Park which we used in 2016 (https://3jmann.com/2016/05/07/south-east-spring-swing-mobile-part-one/), […]

November 3-8 We made the now familiar drive up to Durham to spend one night there as we continued to work on Joanna’s mom’s placement and the next morning drove the short distance to Ann and Rendy’s where we would spend just two nights.  It would be a low-key visit, with a couple of highlights, […]

October 29 – November 2 Continuing our string of meeting up with two different sets of people each day, we made our way to The Famous Toastery at Concord Mills to for breakfast with some of our friends from the Piedmont Adventure Club, Peggy and Luther and Diane and Loren.  During our time in Charlotte […]

October 29 – November 2 The next morning, Sunday, we’d get to participate in a bike ride we’ve long missed doing, that is the occasional Breakfast ride with Charlotte Area Cyclists, hosted by our good friend Maurice who started and runs the club.  This is probably the shortest ride the club offers, as we’ve enjoyed […]

October 29 – November 2 We took off that Friday morning for five nights in Charlotte that would pass by in a blur as we made a valiant effort to touch as many of our friends there as we could, for the most part 2-3 separate meet ups per day and.  Also, as the situation […]

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 […]