Seacoast: Add Weather – Dec 2022

I maintain there is little more powerful than weather.  And the ocean is almost always humbling.  Add weather like we have all had, an astronomical high tide, and you’ve got, not to make lightly, the perfect storm. Like it has for just about everybody in America, the last few days have represented some crazy weather… Read More Seacoast: Add Weather – Dec 2022

Child Unit 2 Marries! – Nov 2022

Yesseree!  Child Unit 2 (you may know him as Drew) has gotten hitched!  Drew met Rachel Bolin, his betrothed, at a conference several years ago and pretty much they became a thing. First things first, for this post you don’t need to be Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz to figure out who took which photos,… Read More Child Unit 2 Marries! – Nov 2022

Hed’n to the Wed’n – Oct 2022

We sold our house and are working our way west to Denver – hed’n to the wed’n.  Yup, our son will be getting married in November, so we are taking a slow stroll west. First stop?  See old friends (sorry, did that sound catty or judgmental?) at TCPC (Tennessee Cumberland Plateau Campground), one of our… Read More Hed’n to the Wed’n – Oct 2022

Montana: Part I – Sept 2022

After several amazing weeks in Idaho, we departed Idaho and almost immediately became enamored with Montana!  Traveling down a 2-lane road, no other vehicles in sight, we were in a “valley” (albeit at +/- 6,000 feet elevation), with massive mountains on one side that must have topped 12,000 feet, and on the other side for… Read More Montana: Part I – Sept 2022

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

Pocket Gardens of Portsmouth – June 2022

Perhaps no one could choose a less likely activity for me on a beautiful sunny summer Saturday than to go explore gardens in people’s yards.  When it comes to plants, I have been proven ignorant, unimaginative, and deadly.  Plants consider our yard like hospice.  So we ignored our own experience and enjoyed others! This was… Read More Pocket Gardens of Portsmouth – June 2022

Canopener – Jan 2022

Another successful year for the Canopener!  What is the Canopener you say?  First and foremost, it is a rally of friends and strangers-soon-to-be-friends of (mostly) Airstream owners.  It is a purely democratic event, lead and directed by ad hoc volunteers, with no rules – only, at most, a few guidelines.  It is a wonderful event… Read More Canopener – Jan 2022