Available 

I got home from a ten-day trip last night. Thought I’d be home until mid-September. But I told God I would “Be available” two years ago. So when someone very dear to me calls and says, “I need to visit a sick friend five hours away, will you pick me up Thursday and take me?”…

Vacation 

Day 7 Seven Days Off June 7, 1982. Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to the public. Many Elvis fans have taken vacations to Memphis just so they can tour Graceland. Where would you like to visit on your next vacation? What would you do with seven days off? What is your idea of a perfect week-long…

Trip Log 2.4

No, I am not going to write a daily diary of what happened each of the past thirteen days! (Did I hear a collective sigh of relief?) That doesn’t mean this won’t be a long post. 😜 In my last Trip Log, I wrote that I was in Chattanooga for a couple of weeks. I’ll…

Trip Log 2.3

Yes, I’m late with this. I’ll explain why later. Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. We arrived in Staten Island Friday night in time for dinner and then drove to the Ferry Terminal to check out parking options. My sweet friend, Camille, arrived about midnight. We got up Saturday morning and had a nice…

Trip Log 2.2

Monday, April 25. Kalamazoo 11:30 am I was right. Surprises already! On the first day of the new week. Ron called to confirm his appointments first thing this morning. The rep had forgotten to tell him the days were switched: today he’ll be in Grand Rapids, then in Kalamazoo tomorrow. We still have to back…

Trip Log 2.1

No, I don’t alway pack light. This is my stack of luggage for our current trip: large suitcase, book bag full of study materials for my Spring Study Program, hanging bag with more formal clothes, large total with most of my cycling gear (lots of layers for warm through very cold weather) , small tote…

On the Road Again 

We are going on the road again.  Michigan, New York, Arlington, VA, and Chattanooga are our destinations on this trip. Chattanooga is fun and my Bible Study Program, the rest is business. Well, mostly business. We always take time for rest and fun along the way.  We leave later this week. I’ll post about our…

Photo 101 Day 15: Landscape & Cropping

I was determined to take new photos for every assignment of my Photography Class. Then life happened: we got home from our three week trip and found the grass had grown, laundry needed to be washed, the bills and mail had stacked up, appointments needed to be met, etc. I had forgotten how busy my…

Obligatory Mug Post

On our recent trip, we acquired three new You Are Here mugs: New Jersey, Maryland, and Alabama.  We missed Illinois, but hope to get that one plus Michigan on our trip in April. Some folks collect mugs by trading them and buying them off eBay. That’s fun for them them, but not for us. We…