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
Let’s talk about Texas, shall we? As you (hopefully) know by this point, my parents moved to Waco, Texas at the end of June. I was nervous for my first visit. I hadn’t exactly heard rave reviews about the place. I couldn’t even really find much in the way of online reviews of things to … More Everything’s Bigger
What do you get when this blogger leaves on back-to-back trips? Neglect. I’m back now, my few but much appreciated readers. And I’m ready to provide the briefest report to you now, followed by a couple of lengthy, photo-ridden laterposts. At the moment, I’m still trying to dig myself out of those post-vacation blues. Some people are thrilled to … More Back from a Back-to-Back
It was the last day of Dave and Lee’s epic journey to CDMX, and they only had one thing left on their to-do list—Xochimilco, a destination recommended by more than a couple of credible US travelers and Mexican locals. The got up early, knowing that, for the first time in their entire trip, they were … More Are You Kidding Me, Mexico City? Part 5.
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.
Are You Kidding Me, Mexico City? will continue next week, but for now, I want to pause the series to appreciate a damn good week (and it’s only Thursday). Life Tip #14: When you have good news, share it. Happiness is contagious. To begin… I finally finished the second book in the Outlander series and … More Pause for Positive Things
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.
The couple awoke feeling groggy, hungry, and excited. It was el día de las pirámides. They researched how to get to the pyramids at Teotihuacán online, but one of the many concierges in the bright, crowded lobby (a stark contrast to the lobby of the night before) redirected them. They were to board the metro … More Are you kidding me, Mexico City? Part 2.