History in New Jersey

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

Deception Pass and Friday Harbor: Whidbey Island, WA Part 2

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

Christmas in Tucson; Traditions New and Old

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

An Unplanned Diversion: Fort Collins

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