Back in New York July 2021

Good morning. This story might be a bit haphazard. I’ve written about my days in in New York many times, but it seems intimidating this morning for some reason. Left Bridgeport at 7:25 bound for my favorite place that’s not a cruise ship. It’s indescribable how good it feels to be able to simply go…

More Road Trip and Myrtle Beach

Good morning.  Writing from my balcony, looking at the Atlantic this morning.  Its weird being reminded of all the little things that irritate me when on the road, like where can I get coffee early and why are all these freaking lights still on after the sun is up!  @#$$!#  By the time I turned…

Endless West Virginia

Not even out of West Virginia yet and we’ve already stopped four times. Sounds about right for us. On long trips like this one we tend to take our time. I used to be overly concerned with making good time. Thankfully, I’m better at stopping to look around at things these days. First stop was…

Road Trip 2021

Its possible that I have forgotten how to do this.   Writing up trips has been a joy of mine for many years.  Since 1998 in fact, when I simply wanted to tell Mom about what all we did.  By 2018 and 2019 those summaries had evolved into day by day chronicles from Grandeur, Horizon…

June 5, 2019 A Day to Remember, Columbus, OH

Colton and I were only gone 30hrs for our Columbus road trip, but it was a perfect success and I don’t think we could have had a better time. We took the direct route and went US 50 and US 33 East. The drive wasn’t much more than 3hrs. We knew that going in, but…

New England Road Trip 1999

“We traveled long, we traveled hard.” Hootie and the Blowfish, 1998  June 18th, 1999  The day began with the same nervous excitement that initiates most of our trips.  Though we knew when we hit the road that this trip was by far the largest undertaking yet.   It was a beautiful day for driving and that we…

The Road South 11/17/2017

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, WV After much debate, planning and research, our departure changed from early Friday to early Saturday to mid-day Friday and finally as of a couple days ago, back to early Friday. I’m very thankful it worked out that way as we were able to take our time rather than just…

Carnival Spirit and West Coast 2001

The trip essentially began in Columbus, Ohio Thursday 5/17. We endured monsoon like rain coming through Parkersburg but Columbus was dry. It was closing in on 10pm by the time we settled at the Cross Country Inn. This place may claim to be the “cleanest place you’ve ever stayed” but, I don’t recommend it. Jill…

A Brief Visit to NYC

Friday June 3, 2016 We hit the road this morning a little after 7am and made great time. The first stop was at the new Loves at Cumberland, MD which was very nice. Steph actually drove almost four and a half hours before we switched at the next Loves just before Allentown. I think it took…