Category Archives: Travel

Twist and Shout: The Mask War Theme Song

  It seems to me our manners and common courtesy during this stressful pandemic pause have devolved to the level of frat house party. After multiple postponements of our visit back to our old hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, we … Continue reading

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No Bull, I almost Got Killed!

    Manager                                                                           … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Pandemic for $1,000, Alex

Hoping that this global pandemic doesn’t become a regular occurrence, how will we explain this unique time to future generations? One of my friends aptly declared, “At this point, if they announce the zombie apocalypse will begin at 2 p.m. … Continue reading

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Don’t You Dare Eat That Fish Head!

Living in a resort mountain town during high tourist season takes patience, a positive attitude and the constant ability to forgive. I have some of those … sometimes. Estes Park, Colorado, is a small town, 6000 permanent residents (around 15,000 … Continue reading

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Never Look a Gift Horse in the Shaft

Pull up a chair, grab a snack, and get ready to enjoy a true story about our adventures while visiting our own heavenly haven, the Willard Hotel, in Washington, D.C. Our tale features six glasses of Malbec, extreme noise, ants, evening hallway … Continue reading

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Home is Where the House Is

I’ve been off my blog for a few months. Usually this is a sign of stress, trauma, drama and a touch of seasonal depression. Yep. Two family deaths around the holidays, my darling father and wonderful father-in-law, just about wrecked … Continue reading

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My Life as a Sprinter

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me innumerable times, shame on Hubs. I love to travel. It excites and rejuvenates me, expanding both my knowledge and my waistline. It also allows me to experience the full range of my emotions, usually due to the … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Old Friend

I had a nice, long visit with an old friend yesterday. I am not sure we will ever see each other again. She has been with me throughout most of my life. She has always been challenging, and even a … Continue reading

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10 Things I Never Said …

Things are a bit different living in a small mountain town. There are mostly positives in my wonderful new hometown of Estes Park, Colorado, a few minor negatives, and some necessary lifestyle adjustments. One the plus side, I find myself saying … Continue reading

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

  “No one goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” Yogi Berra I recently moved to a resort town. Our tiny village of Estes Park, Colorado, has 6,000 full-time residents, yet nearby Rocky Mountain National Park hosted 4.5 million visitors last year, with … Continue reading

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