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…

Coffee Mug

Back in the early nineties, we met an OU Law professor. A sweet young thing (as in mid twenties. Yes, she was teaching law at age 24) from Nigeria. We moved to Tennessee a year later and she went on to teach at Harvard Law. Many years later she taught at Minnesota Law. While at…

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…

 Trip Log 1.3

The Star Date 3/14/2016 Monday  We got to our Washington, D.C. hotel just blocks from the White House minutes before Ron’s 2:00 audit committee meeting started. He handed the valet the keys, went to his meeting, and left me to check in. No big deal, right? One problem: Hotels around here take security very seriously.…

Trip Log 1.2

Star Date 3/7/16 Monday  This is how we do conference calls on the road. Notice my fun colored pencils for my Bible study and the postcards for the kids and grandkids! I worked with my headphones on while Rachel and Ron talked with engineering and marketing back in Texas. I wore headphones because their conversations are…

Time To Travel

“February Favorites” is in the bag, so it’s time to write some new blog articles. But what shall I write about? I told Ron that I think we should hit the road. Don’t you agree? Traveling always gives me fun things to write about. We’ve been home more than three months and I’ve run out…

Two New Mugs

We traveled a bunch last month, but only got two new mugs. Neither from places we visited!   We drove through a very small part of New Mexico. None of the Starbucks in towns we went through had the NM mug. A few days later, our housesitter called to tell us there was a package…

Even More Mugs

Yep. We have added to the collection. Five new mugs in July: The Hamptons, Indianapolis, Austin, San Antonio, and Texas! I doubt we will get any new ones this month. We already have Denver and Colorado. The Texas mugs came out early last month. New Jersey also came out around the 7th. Unfortunately, we could…

More Mugs

This post has absolutely nothing to do with grief. And reading it may be a waste of your time. But, hey, what else are going to do the next five minutes? And there are pictures of cool mugs! (The last part is really about grief.) ~~~~~~~~~ As he journeyed the country through the years, Ron…

New Mugs!

Memphis, Ohio, Tennessee & Chicago! My husband has rule that he only gets mugs from places where he actually went into a starbucks. No ordering off EBay! (Although he did cheat a little and have me run in to get the Ohio mug since we had trouble finding a parking space.) These mugs have all…