Back from California

 We just got back from visiting our son and daughter-in-law in California. Beautiful sunny weather and a great visit.  Grown children are such a blessing. We talked and talked about lots of things, global to personal. We are very blessed....more

Day Trips: A Bike On The Beach

Day trips do not always have to be about trains and automobiles.  There are always other activities like…….biking on your local beach boardwalk....more

Hell Or High Water? Four Days On A Cruise With The Family

 I'll admit it; when I got the invitation for my brother-in-law's destination wedding on a cruise ship, I was less than thrilled.  Actually, my reaction was more "WTH?" than "AWESOME!"  You see, I've been on a couple of cruises before; none were by choice, and none overwhelmed me with the desire to do it again.  In fact, I believe I'd repeatedly decreed, "Never, ever, ever again."And yet......more

When the Lights go out in the City...Stop Lights I mean

When the lights go out in the city....Literally So, what happens when the Lights go out in the city, by lights I mean stop lights....more

Road-tested Reviews: The Waze of the Road

Though my husband and I are veteran roadtrippers these days, there was, in fact, a time when we traveled without a GPS. Or at least, with a less than adequate one. Let me tell you, there is little more terrifying than driving through I’m-not-really-sure-where, Georgia, in the middle of the night when your GPS decides your course is now somewhere in the Atlantic....more

Traveling by car with kids: A Survival Guide

My family and I really enjoy car trips - from San Francisco to LA, Fort Lauderdale to Savannah, Georgia. I just mention car trip and the kids run to their rooms to ready their backpacks. You can say I passed on my wandering gypsy genes to them....more


One of the hands-down hardest things for me in the “young empty nesting” journey is that I am not actually “young”. Compared to those who hit empty nesting and retirement in roughly the same life stage, yes I am. But compared to the demographic I keep running into in my day to day life, I’m the older generation. Why does this matter? Because so much of what I want to do, so much of what I’m trying to accomplish, is simultaneously being attempted by 20-somethings who are just starting out. And I envy them....more
BonBonsforBreakfast Oh yeah the Peace Corps! Totally has the same feel to it. I kind of feel ...more

Choosing a city to live in