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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The entire 2021 in 9 or so minutes–one second at a time. Perhaps one day we’ll find all of this interesting.
About 6 months ago, I found a great deal to Salt Lake City, went online and saw that Park City’s ski slopes were set to open on November 19, and secured 5 Delta tickets, a couple Marriott hotel rooms, and 5 Epic ski passes. November 17, we learned the opening […]
For our 16th anniversary, we crashed joined in on our neighbors’ annual vacation destination and experienced our first adults-only, all inclusive, resort at the Excellence Playa Mujeres, and I’ve already booked it again for next November! We visited our country’s newest National Park, New River Gorge, biked the Pisgah National […]
In September, we camped out at Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham, celebrated my bride’s birthday in Austin, watched horses race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, and enjoyed nearly a week at The Breakers in West Palm Beach for a legal conference. I’m gonna miss it.
We flew into Jackson Hole airport in Wyoming the day after my 46th birthday and left 10 days later, via Rapid City in South Dakota, so that we could bring the children’s U.S. National Parks total to 33 and mine to 38–our first extended (i.e., more than a long weekend) […]