A few days ago, when we were deciding where to go next, we called a dear friend to see what she was up to. We’ve been friends with Bonnie forever, she is like family. We’ve shared lots of activities and spent a lot of time together. Our children grew up together. So when Bonnie said … Continue reading Friends, Family and the Journey Home.
North Carolina is home to many small idyllic towns with friendly folks. Places where one might expect to see a diner with home cooked meals and fresh baked pies. Maybe there’s a park with children playing on a see-saw under the shade of a big elm tree where their mother’s sit on a nearby bench … Continue reading Mayberry, USA
Family vacations were a rarity in my youth. My parent’s lived paycheck to paycheck. They didn’t have money for such opulence. But one time, somehow, they managed to find the means to take my brother and I on a camping trip to the mountains. I couldn’t have been more than six or seven years old … Continue reading The Blue Ridge Parkway
We entered Shenandoah National Park at Front Royal Station, the northern end of the 105 mile long Skyline Drive. I have the National Parks Senior Pass so we weren’t charged the standard eight dollar fee. We leisurely towed our camper through the ubiquitous green forest watching for wildlife. The F250 easily handled the climb up … Continue reading Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park
Grammi and I have been talking about going to Washington D.C. for the last few weeks. It’s been years since the last time we where there and I remember feeling like we rushed through the Smithsonian Museums and National Monuments. I’ve always wanted to go back and take more time. However now isn’t a good … Continue reading The Yard Crawl
You might be a chocoholic if… • you’ve ever unconsciously eaten an entire bag of chocolate kisses while reading a good book. • you’ve ever tried to sneak a piece of chocolate from a giant Whitman’s Sampler box at a Christmas party only to spill the entire content on the floor causing everyone to turn … Continue reading You Might Be A Chocoholic
Grammi and I are sitting at a small round table under a large covered patio. A glass of dark porter sitting in front of me. We just ordered dinner from a menu offering vegan dining. A great sounding band is playing a mixture of contemporary rock and a bit of country. The sun is setting … Continue reading Cooperstown