Category Archives: Travel

All the places we visit, both near and far.

First Day At Spiral Shaped Adobe

Last evening we enjoyed the delicate colors that the high desert uses to paint the mountains and skies. I had a rather uncomfortable night with back spasms and other aches and pains probably from unloading the car. Artists do not … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Bandelier National Monument, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, Retirement, Santa Fe, Taos, Travel | 1 Comment

Abiquiu

We arose to clear blue skies this morning. The roses around our condo were laughing in joy. Soon we checked out of the condo, left our car there and walked into old Santa Fe to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. … Continue reading

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Escape From Colorado

Yes! We successfully escaped the snows of Colorado today! Here is our parting picture of Pikes Peak as seen from our niece and nephew’s house. Last evening we celebrated Pat’s 84th birthday with a dinner of steak, chicken, or hamburger … Continue reading

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Jean’s Birthday

  I woke Jean up this morning with a rousing ukulele accompanied happy birthday sung with a Caribbean rhythm. Our resident sea gull joined in the chorus. Jean’s request for a birthday activity was a walk to and around Beacon … Continue reading

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Victoria B.C.

Yesterday we escaped Seattle’s rainy morning and headed north to British Columbia where the sun always shines. Okay, a bit of hyperbole there. After an hour and a half on the ferry we arrived to a drizzle, stopped to do … Continue reading

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Leaving Greenbush

Today we leave Greenbush and drive back to Chicago. I sit here enjoying the pale dawn in the woods, turkeys roaming around the yard, and the cool sweet air coming in the window. This is the bird Benjamin Franklin wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship, Retirement, Travel, Uncategorized, Wisconsin | 1 Comment

Visiting Friends and Family

Friday we spent the day with my college big brother, Doug, in Chicago. It was an afternoon of talking, laughing, and remembering. Lunch was at the Rainforest Cafe, an experience Jean and I had never seen. It was loud, crazy, … Continue reading

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Today we immersed ourselves in art. A brisk 1 1/2 mile walk in the rain brought us to the lions guarding the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago. I spent much time here in high school and have visited … Continue reading

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Arrived in Downtown Chicago

After an hour delay taking off in Seattle we had a fairly smooth flight to Chicago. A speedy cab ride brought us to our hotel in the Loop. It is midnight here, so time for bed. No time for ukulele … Continue reading

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Packed and Waiting

Off to another adventure. Waiting for a ride is almost as bad as flying, but not quite.

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