In August, I worked a lot; the children returned to school; we saw 2 concerts; I returned to Reliance, Tennessee to spend a weekend with my high school friends for the 8th straight year, and the Mrs. and I were invited to a black tie gala with the Governor. And […]
It required several 7-day work weeks before and after, but I took 3 consecutive trips with one day at home to repack. We flew to Seattle the day after my eldest turned 16, spent a week (and > 1,000 miles) exploring the national parks in Washington before heading to NYC […]
In June, I spent my 47th birthday weekend in Chicago, where we kayaked the river, had dinner at Alinea, saw a “close up” magic show, enjoyed late night speakeasies, and got Covid again (the Mrs and I did, anyway). Before I figured out I may be ill, we biked throughout […]
Months ago, we rescheduled 2020’s spring break trip to Germany for April 2022, until we saw that such was unlikely to be feasible without lots of quarantining and doing nothing, so we pivoted to what appeared to be the least restrictive country we could visit in the waning Age of […]
May was full of failed mediations on Zoom, the conclusion of the school year, my youngest’s turning 12, continued issues with rats in our basement ceiling, and my first motorcycle rally before concluding with a 4-day diving trip off Key Largo. Bring on Summer.
April started strong, brought some challenges, and ended with lots of live music. Here are its 30 seconds:
For the past 25 months, we’ve worried about the process for going places, seeing new countries, and pivoting when new restrictions prohibit our visiting said countries, but what if we were to make it somewhere overseas, have a great spring break of exploration and relaxation, only to be prohibited from […]
March featured our family’s first ski trip in Park City, Utah, a return to mountain biking around Atlanta, and a bunch of zoom mediations. Good times.
February started with a ski trip to Tahoe with friends I met in 1998 via the Tennessee Air National Guard. I skied 40 miles the first day and another 37 on sore legs the second day. A couple of us won a few hundred dollars at blackjack just across the […]
January started in New Orleans, took me to Indianapolis to see Alabama lose to Georgia in the college football national championship game, allowed my 12th Len Foote Hike Inn visit, brought Atlanta a bit of snow, got me Hawks floor seats, and invited me to hear Darryl Strawberry speak. I […]