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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

Visit Dates: October 10-11, 2019 We woke up early because we had one of our longer drives – over 7 hours – to get from Savannah, Georgia to Bryson City, North Carolina with a stop in Charleston to drop Starr off at the airport for her trip home. Poor Starr, she had a long wait …

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Visit Dates: October 7 & 8, 2019 We’ve been talking about this trip for years; whenever I mentioned our plans people usually responded with “Go to Charleston, South Carolina” or “Go to Savannah, Georgia”. We’ve got it covered. On October 7, we packed up from our place in Charleston and after a short delay, headed …

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Date of Visit: July 16, 2018 After spending the morning and afternoon visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse we took a short nap before going out for our dinner in the Newport Historic Bayfront District. Back when I was a kid I read the Ripley’s Believe It or Not feature every …

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Portland aerial tram

January 8-9, 2016 For the past couple of months we’ve had the kind of weather the rest of the country thinks we normally have. Lots and lots of rain and plenty of gray skies. The past weekend looked promising and we wanted to get out of the house so we took a mini vacation to …

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I love it when Thanksgiving rolls around and we get to host the holiday party. I usually roast a turkey and make the gravy. Carla makes the dressing and mashed potatoes; my brother-in-law Jim deep fries another turkey; and everyone else pitches in  bringing stuff vegetables, wine, dessert, you name it. It had been raining …

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