Fun with Friends – Midwest Trip Part 3

The third segment of our trip focused on visiting dear friends.  College friends of ours live in the Table Rock Lake area of Missouri near Branson and AF friends live just outside Oklahoma City.  We had never visited at either place and we thought it a great time to catch up.  Since we had the … Continue reading Fun with Friends – Midwest Trip Part 3

Kansas City: Sophia – Midwest Trip Part 2

Part 2 of our Midwest trip was actually Reason #1: to see our granddaughter, Sophia.  Oh, and her parents as well J. We spent a wonderful week in the Kansas City area visiting, playing, snuggling and even some touring.   We had the added bonus of seeing our younger son, Matthew, and his wife, Sydney, there as … Continue reading Kansas City: Sophia – Midwest Trip Part 2

Iowa: Family and Friends – Midwest Trip Part 1

This summer we jumped in the motorhome and headed back to both the upper and lower Midwest for a month to visit family and friends. It has been almost two years since we left.  Of course, it was not just a spur of the moment trip, the entire visit was planned around visiting our new granddaughter, … Continue reading Iowa: Family and Friends – Midwest Trip Part 1

Cruising the Cotswolds and a Ride on the Railroad: Our UK Adventure Part 4

For the second half of our Cotswold journey we backtracked west to Colesbourne, just outside Cheltenham.  Our visits to Upper Slaughter and Churchill inspired us to see more of the Cotswold countryside and the hallmark Cotswold stone villages.  We toured a few, enjoyed Ploughman’s lunches in the local pubs and just generally walked around.  The … Continue reading Cruising the Cotswolds and a Ride on the Railroad: Our UK Adventure Part 4

Stone Circles and Stone Villages: Our UK Adventure Part 3

The Cotswolds have always been one of our favorite areas of England.  Maybe it’s because it feels like home to us.  We lived just outside of Oxford years ago and the Cotswolds were our “local area”.   We had not been back since leaving 30 years ago and we hoped to rekindle the joy and warmth … Continue reading Stone Circles and Stone Villages: Our UK Adventure Part 3

Salisbury: Our UK Adventure Part 1

The United Kingdom has always been one of our favorite places. It was our first posting as young newlyweds, living in a small village outside Witney near Oxford.  We have returned numerous times since and over the course of the years we have revisited most parts of the island.  We enjoy its history, its varied … Continue reading Salisbury: Our UK Adventure Part 1