Category Archives: Travel

Mis? Adventure? (Day 2)

Yesterday’s dawn brought mixed feelings–Friday’s notices had shown three flights headed to Spain with room for passengers. Saturday morning, the notice changed and there was one flight with only sixteen spaces. Kevin popped into the terminal before breakfast to check … Continue reading

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A New Adventure

Sometimes I get a hankering for an adventure. You know what I’m talking about, right? A deep itch for something different? Not a vacation. The word “vacation” infers that daily life has worn a rut in my soul and I … Continue reading

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History Makes Me Dance

We want our children to measure their lives by experiences, not possessions. We want them to know first hand that the freedoms and lifestyle that they enjoy are the direct descendants of the sacrifices, hard work and ingenuity of real … Continue reading

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The Ambassador of Sun

For friends of Charlie Carter, the world is your ocean and you carry the beach with you wherever you go–and it’s an easy companion.  The owner of Chaos (there is some talk to be had here, I think about whether … Continue reading

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A Basement Full of Brains (The Cushing Collection at Yale)

There is no publicity, no markings, no signs. Not even an arrow. To find this place, you have to drive to New Haven, Connecticut and find the Yale Medical School, then the Library that is specific to it.  If you … Continue reading

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PEZ Visitor Center, Orange CT (Review)

Alright, let’s, for a minute, remove the “jugular candy” portion of this tale (I know, buzzkill) and focus on the bigger story–the marketing genius behind the world’s lamest candy product. PEZ was originally invented in Austria in 1927 by a … Continue reading

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A Weekend in NYC

I love New York City like a child loves a carnival. I await a trip there bouncing with anticipation and giddy elation. The second I arrive, I stare in wide eyed wonder at every little thing, trying to soak it … Continue reading

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Exploring Connecticut

Today, I went for a walk. It’s just breathtaking here, especially for a girl who grew up knowing the sharp,hard beauty of the desert. To wander a graveyard in a town that traces the history of its residents from the … Continue reading

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Lost in Windsor, Connecticut

Today I got lost on the way to the post office. Our hotel is on the outskirts of Windsor, CT and we will be settling in West Hartford CT, so I have been driving in to West Hartford for errands … Continue reading

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Wild Bill’s Emporium Adventure

So, this happened today- I read that there was a tribute to The Cadillac Ranch in Connecticut, right outside of Hartford, MADE OF YUGOS!!! We made the trip this afternoon and, well, it was a little lackluster. The Yugos, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Friendship with Barns

I drive by this barn all the time, now. I feel like this barn and I were friends a different day. Something about how she loves yellow and refuses to fade despite the world. I had to memorialize it. I … Continue reading

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Final Day – Cross Country Adventure

We started the day innocently enough–let’s stop by Gettysburg, I mean, how often do you find yourself just passing through Pennsylvania? Well, it’s official. I’ve found my next job. I’m going to march my happy ass into the parks department … Continue reading

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Day 7–Cross Country Adventure

Today, I saw the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!! Nestled into six levels of abject loveliness, this place was a fun and tasteful tribute to all things Rock and Roll. There were stories, artifacts and installations, music was everywhere, … Continue reading

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Day 6–Cross Country Adventure

As we rolled onto the freeway, on our way to the World’s Largest Baseball bat in Louisville, we discovered that there was a National Monument called Mammoth Cave on the way….we started to brainstorm other “mammoth” things to see and … Continue reading

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Day 5–Cross Country Adventure

I woke up in a roadside motel in what I had been certain the night before had been Tennessee, but it turned out that I was in Arkansas. I should have guessed. The carpet was a wet spot. No, I … Continue reading

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Day 4–Cross Country Adventure

We didn’t make Amarillo before sunset yesterday so we altered our plans a little –we NEEDED to see The Cadillac Ranch in the daylight. We woke early in the morning to find torrential rains and cloud cover that made it … Continue reading

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Ode to a Late Night Check in Roadside Motel Bathroom

Just kidding. I can’t rhyme for crap. This happened….the shower was an excellent massage—for my lower back. I can never decide whether to bend over frontwards and grab my ankles in order to rinse my hair or limbo under a … Continue reading

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Day 3–Cross Country Adventure

1. Wigwam Motel–I must ask you all a question? Have you slept in a Wigwam lately? What can I say, you see the pics. It is TOTALLY worth it. 2. Painted Desert and petrified forest – this world, it baffles … Continue reading

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Day Two–Cross Country Adventure

1. When staying at a Comfort Inn, the 40 pound weight limit for a pet is more of a guideline than a rule… 2. You can’t go to the Hoover Dam if you’re towing a UHAUL. Um, park ranger, sir, … Continue reading

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Day One-Cross Country Adventure–

1. Needed roadside assistance BEFORE we left Reno. Tire guy wasn’t hot. Two strikes, Uhaul, two strikes. 2. Took the dogs a little while to figure out that the plan was. They’ve been WONDERFUL. Polite, they didn’t bite the statie … Continue reading

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