Galapagos Islands

After three nights in Quito we boarded a plane for the Galapagos Islands, about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. The archipelago consists of six larger and several smaller volcanic islands lying on or near the Equator. Home for … Continue reading


Our trip to Ecuador began with a couple of days in Quito before flying out to the Galapagos Islands for a seven-day cruise. Here are some photos from the first part of our Ecuador adventure. Quito sits at an elevation of over 9,000 … Continue reading

Oregon Coast

Every couple of years Lorette and her two sisters get together for a little family reunion and allow their spouses to tag along. This time the destination was the Oregon coast. And this time Lewey got to go. We had a … Continue reading

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 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


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


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


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