A long, long time ago, in a world before X, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, or even MySpace, this blog came into being. It started as a travel journal to document a trip across country to Samish Island, Washington, then evolved into a personal journal. The blog entries were short and were just my personal observations of … Read More “Catching Up and Rethinking My Purpose” »
We made a relatively quick trip out to Samish Island in Washington to check on our house and to see how our neighbors were doing. Most of the time was spent working around the house and relaxing. The main thing was that Laura didn’t want to be on the east coast right after graduation at … Read More “Washington Music Round-Up” »
Laura’s birthday was about a week ago. We’re both of an age where we no longer want “stuff” for our birthdays, but would prefer the gift of experiences. When I saw that Josh Gates was going to be in North Charleston I figured that tickets for the show would be the perfect gift. We decided … Read More “A Lowcountry Weekend Getaway and an Evening with Josh Gates” »
This year Laura’s birthday coincided with her Fall Break from Furman. Since I’m no longer tied up on Sundays and since she had a long weekend, we decided to do something completely different. Neither of us had been to Atlanta in a long, long time, so we decided to do a museum weekend with visits to the Fernbank Natural History Museum and the Georgia Aquarium
The TV show “Finding Bigfoot” had the biggest misnomer for a title. They never found him/her. All they did was run around in the woods making noise, claiming evidence that was easily debunked. I guess “Making Fools of Ourselves While Looking for Bigfoot” wasn’t quite as catchy. Despite my skepticism, I like Bigfoot stories. I … Read More “Finding Bigfoot in Marion” »
It a long haul from Samish Island, Washington to Greenville, South Carolina. It’s even longer when you’re traveling with animals and have a limited drive time. Last time I did this drive it was with our two cats. This time we were traveling with Amy’s dog, Luna. Also, instead of heading straight home, we threw in a side trip to Oregon to visit Laura’s Aunt Ellen.
We had taken one ferry trip, but the Keystone to Port Townsend trip was a bit short for Laura’s tastes. She wanted a longer ferry ride. So this past Wednesday we headed over to Anacortes to catch the ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. This time we would be walk-on passengers. Our plan … Read More “On the Ferry with a $20 Camera” »
When we were living out here in Washington I bemoaned the dearth of flea markets like the ones we had back home. There just weren’t any that met on a regular basis. There were yard sales and annual events, but no weekly markets like the Anderson Jockey Lot or Pickens Flea Market. What the PNW … Read More “Anacortes Shipwreck Days” »
Several weeks ago Laura and her sister Amy drove across country to the house they inherited on Samish Island, Washington. They spent some sister time together and were able to do some final steps to close out their parents’ estate. Earlier this week Amy and I traded places. I flew out on Monday and will drive back across with Laura in a couple of weeks. In the meantime we’ll be getting back together with friends and visiting places we came to love during our year out here.
It’s been a crazy start to the year. We returned from Florida, had five days at home, then we left for a seven day cruise around the Caribbean to celebrate our 30th anniversary. That hasn’t left much time for blogging. Here’s a wrap-up…