The Places I’ve Been

Four years of travel selfies. Click the links to learn more and plan your vacation to these delightful destinations.   2019 (coming soon) Winter Wonders – Door County, Wisconsin Mardis Gras – Lake Charles, Louisiana 2018 Blue Bonnets & Wildflowers – Fredericksburg, Texas Outdoor Adventures – Chattanooga, Tennessee Chicago by Train – Chicago, Illinois Sporting and Adventure…

Notes from the Train: The Good, the Bad, the Glorious

Trips are rarely all good or all bad; yet, it’s the blending of these moments that creates a journey. Below are a few notes on the good, the glorious, and the not-so-good (seeing a derailed train, dragging luggage through a blizzard) during my trip through Colorado by rail. March 6: Arrival at Winter Park Arrived…

Learning Acceptance

I learned a big lesson about acceptance and not judging someone by appearances. Last week on my way home from Chicago to Kansas City, I was tickled at first because it appeared I would have both seats to myself on the train. Having both seats to stretch out on is a rare luxury, and after…

133 Days Until Departure

My life recently freed up from some of the usual restrictions. With my lease ending in October, I decided there’s nothing keeping me from exploring: My children are grown, I don’t have any pets, no romantic entanglements keeping me tethered…it is time for an adventure. But great ideas come in spurts and evolve as they…