National Parks

National Parks

I look from time to time at maps that display the most efficient way to visit all of the major national parks in the United States. It looks like a wonderful journey. I am just not sure that I have the time or the money to make it happen.  It would involve fuel,...
Dream Destinations

Dream Destinations

I admit that I am enticed by many episodes of HGTV that show people moving to a new residence in a new place in the United States or other countries. Some make the decision because of work, while others look to a retirement home.  And the choices are all over the...
Where Are You Headed?

Where Are You Headed?

The old saying goes, “If you do not know where you are headed, chances are you are going to get there.” In other words, without a destination in mind, you are going to end up nowhere.  So, a journey begins with some kind of end in mind. I have enjoyed watching...
On Your Mark, Get Set!

On Your Mark, Get Set!

You know the rest of the phrase, right?  I do not think we are quite ready to go just yet. Many thought 2021 would bring a quick and certain end to the pandemic and freedom to roam the skies again.  The reality seems that we still have a while to go before...
Journeys Past

Journeys Past

Literature and history books are filled with stories of journeys. We read about Odysseus, the hero of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey, Paul’s journeys, the exploration of new worlds by Columbus and others. We often reflect upon life as a literal and...
Stay or Go?

Stay or Go?

Yes, you can decide to skip a trip altogether. There are many movie comedies about children not wishing to go along on the family vacation. The children resist but are forced to go along for what turns out to be a series of calamities. Of course, with movies, it all...