Black Swan Country Club – July 2022

I thought this golf posting might make for a nice subset of the travel experience, particularly for those travelers who might travel to New England.  Or, it could be I just have an unhealthy relationship with the game of golf and felt the need to vent. Prompted by my good friend David, inspired by Charl… Read More Black Swan Country Club – July 2022

Out of Town Guests – Sept 2021

We travel 1,200 miles to get out of town, and who follows us?  Our neighbors!  Stalkers.  And where does it go from there?  Do they think we want to go out and see beautiful sights, eat lobster, shuck oysters and eat fresh seafood with them?  I mean, what’s next. Seriously, we were delighted to have… Read More Out of Town Guests – Sept 2021

Golf: The Dismal Science – Sept 2020

Most people attribute the term “dismal science” to the study of economics, but I maintain it is the study and execution of the game of golf.  Summer is winding down and I thought I would capture a few thoughts on one of the activities that, particularly in these strange times, can provide a little outside… Read More Golf: The Dismal Science – Sept 2020

Fear and Loathing on Cape Cod – July 2019

It does not get better than driving with my good friends Raoul and Dr. Gonzo (“Don’t worry – I’ll remember your face”) down to the Cape (Cape Cod for you non-New Englanders). Our goal was to attend the annual Michael McGuire Gallery “Opening” (https://michaelmcguire.net) in P’town (Provincetown) this past weekend.   Michael McGuire, a life-long friend… Read More Fear and Loathing on Cape Cod – July 2019

Castles Made of Sand – June 2019

And so castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually Jimi Hendrix Technically, they will be removed by a bulldozer.  But not just yet.  And I guess technically they are not sandcastles.  Alright, have your way.  Check out these sculptures from this year’s Hampton Beach (NH) Master Sand Sculpting Classic! We continue our Northeast… Read More Castles Made of Sand – June 2019

North Shore Boston – June 2019

We descended on Salem, Cape Ann and Boston (MA) for what we have alternately called Our Most Fabulous Trip, or our Northeast Trip.  I think Our Most Fabulous Trip conjures up Wayne’s World.  Party on, Garth. When I say “we”, I don’t mean the proverbial Brad and Karen.  This time we are actually traveling with… Read More North Shore Boston – June 2019

Gospel Night at the Pops – June 2019

Can I get an amen?  We attended Gospel Night at the Pops inside Boston’s Symphony Hall last night.  Let me just say Hallelujah! After meeting with friends and enjoying an unbelievable dinner in Eataly at La Pizza e La Pasta (let me just say – this was SUPERB!), we walked the short distance from the… Read More Gospel Night at the Pops – June 2019

Shoulder Surgery Update – June 2019

A special thanks goes to Dr. Josh Siegel and the entire team (surgical center, physical therapy, tanning salon, latte bar) at Access Sports Medicine in Exeter, NH for the great work they did repairing and rehabilitating my left rotator cuff.  Way to go!  With every day, I’m feeling more and more like my old self,… Read More Shoulder Surgery Update – June 2019

Boston Marathon – Apr 2019

Best of luck to the runners in tomorrow’s 123rd running of the Boston Marathon! There is lots of history and tradition in the Boston area on this Patriots’ Day, a day in New England that commemorates the beginning of the Revolutionary War.   Activities include parades and battle reenactments in places like Lexington and Concord.  More widely… Read More Boston Marathon – Apr 2019

5 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2019

It doesn’t seem possible, but at the end of this month (technically a month later for Karen) we will have been retired for 5 years!  What the hell have we done? Retirement, for those uninitiated, is when you shovel your driveway down to bare pavement two hours after a major storm.  Being anal retentive helps. Retirement is… Read More 5 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2019