Category Archives: travel

the man above the mountains

His neck is on fire. He is not wearing a mask. This was the view from the plane as we flew over Colorado last Wednesday afternoon. The sudden onset of smoke was startling. Such a filthy sight after many miles … Continue reading

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2020 and what’s for dinner?

We’re home again, after a wonderful holiday season in New Orleans and Austin. It’s time to catch our breath and talk about diets. Oh, dear. Our son Will mused that his father might have two stomachs, like a cow.  Because … Continue reading

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christmas eve 2019

Merry Christmas, y’all! We are in Austin and loving our quiet holiday week with the Texas members of the family. As I write this Banjo Man is chopping the onions, green peppers and celery for Thursday’s gumbo.  Son Will is … Continue reading

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lovin’ the gumbo

When you need a bit of a break from winter. Flying into New Orleans. When you need holiday spirit. When your best caregiver and cheerleader gets hungry. When you need music every day. We spent part of Tuesday afternoon  at … Continue reading

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planes, trains and automobiles

I took the train to Boston yesterday to meet My French Friend Janou at Logan airport and bring her back to Rhode Island for a two-week visit. Oh, we’re going to have a good time! But first I had to … Continue reading

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turner in mystic

We went to the long-awaited Turner exhibit at the Mystic Seaport Museum last Saturday.  It was the most beautiful day of the fall.  Barbara and Rod went with us, as they too were anxious to see this Turner exhibit (the … Continue reading

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heading east and home again

I left Austin yesterday morning (Tuesday) at 6 AM.  The plane was dark and quiet, which gave passengers a few more minutes to snooze after early morning trips to the airport. I think the above photo would make an interesting … Continue reading

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a mayflower kind of day

It was a beautiful day for some seafaring history at the Mystic Seaport Museum.  We hadn’t visited for almost fifty years and Will hadn’t toured the village or the Captain Morgan (last surviving wooden whaling ship) since a fourth grade … Continue reading

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time for a break

When my friend Barbara called to ask if we wanted to join her and her husband on a jaunt to Newport Sunday to see a collection of grandfather clocks, I thought that was the best idea I’d heard in a … Continue reading

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hurry up and wait

“Hurry up and wait” was the theme of our travel experience this Christmas.  From being delayed by a contractor’s visit and rushing to the airport last week only to find out the flight was delayed to yesterday’s issue with our … Continue reading

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