Tag Archives: travel

The most unique hotel

During our recent trip to Georgia to visit Barry’s parents we stayed at the most unique hotel. They advertise “hand-crafted accommodations”–and, my goodness, that is so true. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Graduate Hotels, please consider it. … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

Angels looking after you

All day, all night, angels looking after you, my dear… This is a song I used to sing to my kids when they were growing up. The “real” lyrics are slightly different, but we all make up words to songs, … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Appreciating Upper Peninsula copper mining legacy

We live in an area of Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula rich in geological history. Beneath the forests and rocky outcroppings lie ancient basalt lava flows. Lining the shores of Lake Superior are rocks dating back 2.7 billion years. Our rock-and-lake … Continue reading

Posted in October, 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Winter winked its lazy ice-blue eye at us this morning.

Winter winked its lazy ice-blue eye at us this morning. Thirty seven autumn degrees, it nodded. Prepare thyselves. I am coming. Just around the pumpkin bend. Dig up those garden carrots. Finish those bunching onions. I’m coming first for the … Continue reading

Posted in September 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

Will money and time buy happiness?

A younger Facebook friend posed a question yesterday: If you had an unlimited amount of money and time, what would your LIFE look like? I scrolled through all the answers. Many people wanted to travel all over the wide world. … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 53 Comments

Should I stay or should I go?

I am feeling so much indecision these days.  Are any of you feeling the same? Let’s take a simple action like driving into the “big city” of Marquette tomorrow or the next day.  I need new summer pajamas, a lightweight … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

In the shadow of one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes

      This morning I paused and looked at photos from our gala Italian wedding trip last June.  Most of you may recall reading about that here on the blog recently, one year later, but better late than never, … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

One year memories of Positano, Italy wedding

Such a nostalgic day!  One year ago today–June 22, 2019–our daughter and her fiance married in Positano, Italy. It was the trip of a lifetime.  Twenty of us traveled across the ocean from the United States to see the bride … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

Saying goodbye to the condo

Tomorrow I’m going to fly south through (hopefully) friendly skies.  Over stick-figure tree skeletons way down below.  Perhaps the sun will set through our jet window.  We’ll pass across the snowy vista of the Upper Peninsula and head south across … Continue reading

Posted in February 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Trip photos that mean something to me

This will not be your usual travelogue.  You know how you sit down after a trip and prepare to tell a story.  You say:  we went here, here and here.  We did this, this and that.  We traveled up and … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments