Traveling/Places

In Arizona, Ada and I were thrilled to find both Kokopelli and petrified wood.  If you don’t have time for the Petrified Forest, don’t worry.  The stuff is everywhere and how cool is it that trees from the Triassic Period were preserved all this time by Nature for us to marvel at or study (depending […]

We went to Columbus to see people we love: Zach (and his new bride Bethany) and Michael. We were only there for two days. We sat together in parks, barbecued in Mike’s yard, withstood a power outage, played music in the Short North, and visited Bethany’s family farm.  It was short and sweet. It was […]

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Boston was fantastic. The city has a strong and endearing personality and we quite fancied each other. Firstly, these New England cities are not really built for Rvs. The lanes are skinny, the quarters cramped, little parking, few lots, low clearance underpasses, one way streets up and down steep hills with the parked cars on […]

We loved Maine, and the Wonderland Trail in Acadia National Park was all we had hoped Maine would be: A trail through the woods is dotted with wild berry bushes but you have to keep a sharp eye out to spot the tiny raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. It isn’t a feast, but it is a […]

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We wanted to be on Cadillac Mountain at 5:32am when the sun would rise and hit that point before any other place in the US. Cadillac Mountain is in Acadia National Park in Maine. We, however, were outside Acadia National Park, spending the night in a Walmart 45 minutes away. So, we woke at 4am, […]

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Amanda and Gwydion are two of my closest and dearest friends from college, and now they have spawned a third to create a lovely triumvirate who I wish I could hug daily, but currently don’t.  I was, however, thrilled to get to hug them for a few days, to slip into the old familiarity, banter […]

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Thank you, John and Christal for the wonderful gift: tickets to the zoo!  Annabelle hasn’t been to a zoo since she was a baby and she LOVED it! We all loved it, but it was Annabelle’s first time seeing animals bigger that a pet–can you say rhinoceros? And the best part? Ada found flowers named […]

David played the Findlay Market Saturday morning which was simultaneously hopping and crawling with Cincinnatians: When who should approach me but family I didn’t even realize we had!  Buffy’s brother is married to David’s Aunt Holly and way back when I was new in this family, and Ada was new in this world, we had […]

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The beautiful home that Jeff and Reda have made in Alexandria Kentucky is an oasis of peace, lovliness, and blooming flowers, conveniently located real darn close to our destination of Cincinnati Ohio. After a series of Walmart hotels over the prior week, then a couple of hours driving through the serene bluegrass hills, we reached […]

We had the best time with Robby over several days.  The West Virginia woods were beautiful and astonishing, the company was jovial, the skies clear and the sun bright.  The girls were loving it, Cassidy was still too little to tell us what he thought about it, and the caves were amazing.  The grass was […]