I am an advocate of The Great One’s adage, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I hate missing out on new experiences. I don’t like when people victimize themselves over situations/reactions within their control. I take issue with people who say they can’t do something, when (barring living without oxygen) virtually anything is obtainable with enough … More Whims
I have not posted in quite some time. I can blame the madness of the holiday season, and I think I will. Dave and I went to Yosemite the week before Christmas (a tale to look forward to reading this week!). I ate a lot and slept very little. I spent some serious quality time with … More The List
I love this time of year. I love sweaters, boots, fall colors in clothing and nature, fall TV shows, football, World Series baseball, hockey, Halloween, Thanksgiving, sugary holiday lattes, pie, moderate family time, cozy nights with a movie, a fire, a blanket, and a boy named Dave. Here’s the thing. It was a sunny 90 degrees … More The Fall Back Heatwave Funk
This weekend had me thinking about romance. How could it not? For I was a bridesmaid at one of my nearest-and-dearest’s nuptials. It was the most beautiful setting, bridal party, food, and couple I’ve had the pleasure of standing beside on their big day. The best part was that everyone in attendance was totally on … More Romantic Heroes
I’m proud to say that in the God knows how many flights I’ve enjoyed in my lifetime, I have never missed one. Have I ran through the airport to catch a flight before takeoff? On several occasions. Fortunately, to this day, I can still say I’ve never missed a flight, but as of this past … More Challenges at Channel Islands
Rather than deal with Carlos’s champagne taste for taxi service again, Dave and Lee decided to take their beer budget on a walk to the bus station. It was a beautiful, tranquil morning. They enjoyed the shady road framed with bright green foliage and the occasional bought of wildlife. The walk grew long and hot, but they … More Finding Tranquility in Troncones
You know you’ve found a solid traveling companion when you’re able to have an incredible trip despite a handful of unexpected setbacks… Life Tip #24: Be flexible. Life rarely goes according to plan. Dave welcomed Lee home from Texas late on a Tuesday night. She went to work on Wednesday, packed that night, and by seven … More Seeking Tranquility in Troncones
Knowing that Mexico City holds north of 150 museums, Dave and Lee dedicated a fair amount of pre-trip planning time to researching and compiling a manageable list of areas of interest. They knew Sunday would have to be museum day because they had read that many museums wave entry fees on the Sabbath. They had … More Are You Kidding Me, Mexico City? Part 4.
Day Three began decidedly more smoothly for the young couple than the previous. Their excitement over what the day might bring stirred them awake and refreshed at an early hour. They hurried out of their hotel in search of coffee, knowing better than to begin another day without making caffeine a priority. They happened upon … More Are you kidding me, Mexico City? Part 3.
My favorite traveling companion just got back from one of the greatest cities I’ve ever visited. I’m talking about Mexico City. He took a boy’s trip with a couple of pals to this slice of heaven a short 4ish months after our first trip there. I’m happy for him, really. It was nice to have … More Are you kidding me, Mexico City? Part 1.