Every other year the past 10 years, we would escape the cold of the Midwest and head to the Florida Keys for a long weekend of sun, food, beaches, and hanging out. But this year was a little different. Since we had moved to Tucson and everyone’s schedules had gotten crazy, the family decided to all come here for a stay-cation. Since there were no hotel costs, we used “the fund” to pay for our entertainment and filling our stomachs.
After a short detour to Southern California for some work meetings, our hop-scotch trip continued as we headed east to New Jersey. It has been over a year since we were out to see the east coast “big city” family. In between our visits they had moved, both graduated from their master’s programs and both started … Continue reading History in New Jersey
With our last two days along the coast, we took every opportunity to seek out and enjoy the unique sights of the Pacific Northwest and eat fresh seafood. We managed to spend a day checking out the rest of Whidbey Island and a day exploring Puget Sound and Friday Harbor. We even got in a … Continue reading Deception Pass and Friday Harbor: Whidbey Island, WA Part 2
Visitors are what makes a house feel like home, especially family visitors. Besides celebrating Independence Day, the 4th of July also brought the other half of our immediate family out to Arizona to see us. Our other son, and our soon to be daughter-in-law (just 14 days from the day I am writing this) came … Continue reading East Comes West
Wow, is it Christmas already? So hard to believe how fast time flies. This year, for us, had quite a few firsts, as well as adopting some local traditions. Our arrival in Tucson earlier in December went about as smooth as we could hope. We are all settled down in our spot here at Davis-Monthan … Continue reading Christmas in Tucson; Traditions New and Old
Well, with our weather-induced detour and staying south, we were able to move our Rocky Mountain National Park reservations to the 18th, but that still left us with two days we needed to fill before we could arrive. Here we were, on a Saturday morning trying to find a spot for Saturday and Sunday nights. … Continue reading An Unplanned Diversion: Fort Collins
What a perfect start to our new travel blog! A visit to our son and daughter-in-law (who is also a blogger) who suggested the title for our blog a long time ago. This past weekend we headed down to Kansas City, Roeland Park to be exact, for a fun filled visit. It is a simple … Continue reading Escape to KC