From Durham to Dallas: The Back Story in Brief

From Durham to Dallas: The Back Story in Brief

Saturday morning, July 28th, we started on our journey. The goal was to get to Dallas by Sunday evening. We booked an Airbnb in Richardson, a small city to the north of Dallas that had been swallowed up in the growth of the metroplex many years ago. I made sure it was...

Memories of Budapest

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about our trip to Budapest this past March. With all the good memories from our four day visit, I find myself thinking how we could go back and spend some extended time in the area, like maybe one to three months. And then reality...

Thanks to My Parents for the Travel Bug

For as long as I can remember, I have had an interest in visiting far away places. As a kid, the world seemed so much bigger and those places could have been less than a couple of hours away. But they were always somewhere other than my home. They were somewhere new,...

Mount Airy “Mayberry,” North Carolina

When we move to a new state, we make a point of trying to get to know our new home. What works for us is taking day trips to places that interest us. Back in late September, long before the cool weather would begin to settle in, we headed up to Mount Airy. Mount Airy...

Paris Apartments in the Age of Airbnb

Last Spring, we had the pleasure of spending a whole week in Paris. We rented a 2 bedroom apartment and were joined by our daughter, son-in-law and our almost two year old granddaughter. The purpose of our visit was to attend our youngest daughter's graduation from a...

Home, Where Our Loved Ones Are

Yesterday I alluded to the concept of "home" and asked the question, What is "home?" Is it a house? Or is a house just a physical structure devoid of purpose, other than perhaps as an investment. Does someone have to be living in it to be called a home. Yes, that's an...

Year End Review, New Year Beginning

System Reboot.......Day 1 of a New Year.......and a new challenge..... Will I accept the challenge? Yes. Will I succeed in this challenge of writing and posting something every day for the next 100 days? That's another matter entirely. But, on day one, I will succeed....