My first thought on seeing the Bellevue Avenue mansions in Newport was of how we in the south (quite rightly) remove offensive statues - and yet we buy tickets and stand in line to see these monuments to greed and excess that have been preserved as an honored part of our country’s heritage. A … Continue reading Newport, RI
Ontario is a pleasant drive through amazing fall colors along the trans-Canada highway. We do one night near Ottawa and then land for several nights in upstate NY in the ‘1000 Island ‘ section of the St Lawrence River. Here the river is dotted with rocky islands, most of them inhabited. The … Continue reading
Wherever we’ve been we’ve met friendly and interesting people in places that absolutely fuel our dreams of coming back for a longer visit. Michigan sure fit the bill. Our first stop is to meet up with a good friend and colleague of Jennifer’s in Saugatuck, on the shore near Grand Rapids. I think Manteo N.C. … Continue reading Michigan
A few nights in a hotel in Moline Il. gave us the chance to have some minor fixes done on the shack (after almost 25000 miles on the road) and afforded me the golden opportunity to TV binge for the first time in months. Moline is the home of John Deere, whose presence … Continue reading Moline!
It’s difficult to decide where to stop while traveling through Wyoming and South Dakota. There are historic roads in every direction, and all of them lead through country where I can imagine myself on a vast western landscape riding tall in the saddle with a keen eye out for danger, a trusty … Continue reading Cowboys and Indians