The Big Seven- OH!

It was more of a group birthday party than an official reunion. In 2015 everyone in my high school class from 1963 turns 70. Some of us have maintained contact via email over the years and starting about a year ago, an idea … Continue reading

Columbus

Columbus was actually the beginning and the end of my trip to Georgia with Serenbe and Lakemont in between. So, even if it’s not chronologically accurate, I thought I’d start with the flight to Atlanta. After driving back to Columbus … Continue reading

Lakemont

When I was a kid, my family occasionally visited our Atlanta relatives at their summer place on Lake Rabun in the mountains of north Georgia. After I was old enough (maybe 10?), I got to take the train from Charlotte to Toccoa … Continue reading

Serenbe

It happens every two years. My sister plans a weekend not too far from the Atlanta airport for us to get together with our kids and grandkids. It’s a great way for the east and west coast cousins to stay … Continue reading

Boston

Ah, the joys of being the retired tag-along spouse of someone who has to be in meetings all day. So while Lorette was getting smarter, I was free to explore the city. First stop for me: Boston Common, America’s oldest … Continue reading

Cape Cod

Lorette had a medical conference scheduled in Boston for the last part of April so we decided to travel several days early and explore Cape Cod, a place neither of us had been to before. For the most part, the … Continue reading

Wintergrass 2015

Wintergrass is a music festival that began in Tacoma 20 years ago and moved to Bellevue in 2009. While still focused on Bluegrass, it has evolved over the years to include a variety of Americana, roots, acoustic, and even international genres. … Continue reading

Ah, Paris!

The last leg of our journey took us to Paris for four days. We returned our rental car in St Malo and boarded the high-speed TGV train which can travel up to 200 miles per hour. Lorette used the time to … Continue reading