Tag: travel

Normally, I just don’t have anything to do with Ohio in the winter, but, it was my sister’s 70th birthday, so I sucked it up and went! Fortunately, when I arrived into Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE), there was little snow on the ground, but lots of white stuff! Salt! Wow! Those roads are full of potholes! It’s kind of like driving an obstacle course and they little rental, a Kia Forte, was up to the task. During the time that…

They say that the early bird gets the worm, and that may be true. Looked at the other way, the early worm gets eaten! Not so good for the worm to be early, right? Well, this is neither about worms nor birds, neither of which I saw this morning when I was stomping around in the snow at a pleasant 13 degrees! As is becoming normal, at least in fits and starts, I wake up at 3:00 AM, stay awake…

Nope. Not the country! I’ve not be there just yet, but, it is south of me: Columbia, SC. After Tom Dills mentioned Roadside America, I figured that I’d download the app to my phone and see what was up. The app is $2.99 and you get one free region with the app. Each additional region costs $1.99. At first, I was going to select the flyover states that I plan to visit as my free region, but then thought better…

Usually, when I think of Christmas, I think of it as a time for family gatherings, sitting around chatting, laughing, drinking a bit of eggnog or whatever is your “thing”. This Christmas Day has been a nice, quiet, laid back time of contemplation. Time to think, consider, and of course be grateful. I was looking through my various files, seeing where I’ve been on different Christmas days. Two years ago, I was on a house boat in southern India! Last…

What do Rutland, VT, Honesdale, PA, Buckhannon, WV, St. George, UT, Snow Hill, MD, Visaila, CA, and Monroe, WI have in common? Give up? You should because you’ll never guess. 🙂 Those are all places that I got to “visit” while I was working for Moore Business Forms back in 1991 – 1992, in Denton, TX. We were upgrading computer systems. I was doing C and COBOL – yes, together! For nearly all of them, we had fly to a…

So, in my previous post, Paul vs. The Volcano, I talked about the hike up Pacaya. Once we reached the top, the guides said: Let’s go “down” into the lava fields. What? That means we’d have to climb back up! I’ve already down lots of up-climbing. Can’t we stay here? 😀 Well, I may have ridden a horse, but I’m no quitter! Away we go. Down. Down. Down. As I found out later, when we came back up, we had…

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